Emily Church


Emily Church is an interdisciplinary artist working within the mediums of painting, drawing, bookmaking and poetry. Her work explores the poetics of place through the lens of nature and how urban quotidian life collides with the expansiveness of planetary existence. The mastery over formal elements of painting and drawing such as light, color, line, and form are critical components to the creation of this work. While these pieces seem representational, they exist in a liminal space between the actual and imaginary, real and abstract.

Church grew up in Louisville, Kentucky where the experience of nature coupled with attending an urban arts high school influenced her artistic process, as she draws on both the energy of city life and the intensity and wonders of the natural world. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, earning a BFA in sculpture with a special focus in print and paper making. Since 2008, Church has maintained a studio in the Greenwood Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. She received an MFA in Painting from the New York Studio School in 2012. Church has attended artist residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, and Yaddo artist colony in Saratoga Springs, NY. Church’s paintings and handmade artist books can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. 


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