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Saturday 16 July 2022

Announcing Emerging Artists Programme 22.23: Anna Blom and Pía Ortuño

We are excited to announce the artists selected to be part of the 2022-2023 Emerging Artists Programme, designed for early-career artists in the first 10 years of their development.  

The successful artists will exhibit their work at Orleans House Gallery from August 2022 until April 2023, transforming it into a vibrant space. We are looking forward to working with Anna Blom, Pía Ortuño, Bianca Rafaella, Mandeep Dilon and Rudy Loewe and continuing to support artists at exciting points in their careers.   

Today we are introducing Anna Blom and Pía Ortuño, an international artist duo, who will exhibiting the show Residue at Orleans House Gallery from 13 October until 27 November 2022 . Look out for profiles on the rest of the emerging artists in the coming weeks. 

Anna Blom is a Swedish born, London based artist who recently completed a Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art. She holds a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Fine Art Painting from UAL Wimbledon College of Arts (2020) and has curated, led and participated in a number of group exhibitions and independent solo installations in the UK, including at 24 Cork Street and Copeland Gallery. Anna divides her practice between her south London studio and Stockholm, where she works in an interdisciplinary manner combining painting, drawing, sound, words and found objects. 

Anna Blom’s Website 



Pía Ortuño (b. 1996 San José) is a Costa Rican artist currently living and working in London. She graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a BA in fine arts (2019) and later moved to Pietrasanta, Italy to work and learn ancient marble and bronze techniques. She apprenticed under Jimenez Deredia in his Carrara studio and worked at the Fonderia Artistic Mariani (2020). Currently attending the Royal College of Art, Pia is pursuing her Masters in painting and is the co-founder of Sala Salon (2020). Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at Fold Gallery in London. 

Pía Ortuño’s Website