© Davy Denke
© Davy Denke

Bio

Emily Gernild (b. 1985 in Odense) is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her paintings of lush tableaux’s and classical subjects investigate traditions of still life. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Funen Art Academy and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in institutional collections. 

Selected solo exhibitions 

2022 

Never Too Good to Be True, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Denmark

Soil, OSL Contemporary, Norway

2021 

During Dusk, M100, Denmark

Black Lemons, Schwarz Contemporary, Germany

2020 

Domestic Landscapes, Galleri Kant, Denmark

2019 

Before and After, The House for Art and Design, Denmark

Upåagtet – Emily Gernild & Christine Swane, Rønnebæksholm, Denmark

2018 

Moveable Feast, Schwarz Contemporary, Germany

Coquettish, Galleri Kant, Denmark

Selected group exhibitions

2022

Food Galore – in Baroque and Contemporary Art, Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark

The Sisters of Cassandra, Rundetaarn, Denmark

2021 

Flowers in Art, Arken Museum for Modern Art, Denmark
Vokseværk, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Denmark
Leftovers and other Squeezed Lemons, Gammelgaard Art and Culture, Denmark
After Images, Janus Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark

2020 

Seniornotes – in a Covid Era, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

Public collections

Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Denmark

Danish Arts Foundation (Statens Kunstfond), Denmark

Public art commissions 

Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Denmark

The Maritime and Commercial High Court, Denmark

Holbæk Art, Denmark

Årets Harald, Royal Copenhagen and the University of Copenhagen

Awards 

Honorary Grant, Niels Wessel Bagge Art Foundation

Publications 

Emily Gernild: Black Lemons, Milena Høgsberg, 2021, Kerber Verlag

Upåagtet – Emily Gernild & Christine Swane, Vibeke Kelding Hansen, 2019, Public