Chloё Feldman Emison Variations on the Nose

ON EXHIBIT: December 6, 2017 –December 31, 2017

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: December 10, 2017 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Adeptly humorful pen and ink portraits of peevish old men, frazzled felines, and other outlandishly mischievous, eccentric characters.

Above:
Woman with Cat
Chloё Feldman Emison [Art Marker, Brush, Pen]

About the Artist:

Chloё Feldman Emison has shown her drawings and animations widely in the United States and Europe, while working also as an illustrator. She studied Fine Art at Williams College (MA) and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (Oxford University), and animation at Forkbeard Fantasy (Devon, England). She was a visiting artist at Wasps Studios (Glasgow), and completed residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center (Woodside, NY); The Old School Art House (Iceland); the Vermont Studio Center; and Can Serrat (Barcelona). In 2013 she taught animation at the Eagle Hill School (Hardwick, MA).

She was named the 2009 Mixed Media Artist of the Year at the Cambridge Art Association; won the 2010 Spotlight on the Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist (Portsmouth, NH); a 2014 Board of Trustees Award from the Silvermine Art Center (New Canaan, CT); received first prize in the Editorial category at the 2015 Phillustration exhibition at the Philadelphia Sketch Club; as well as an Honorable Mention in the Absolutely Abstract show there (2016). She was named an IEAA laureate in the 4th International Emerging Artist Award, the exhibition for which was held in Brussels (May-July 2016).

She is collaborating with the Elements Contemporary Ballet company in Chicago on the design of a new ballet about Atlantis and has designed two labels for Lamplighter Brewing Company in Cambridge. Her illustrations have appeared in various literary magazines (Graze, Kansas City Voices, Salt Hill Journal, Palaver). Additionally, her work has been featured in the 10th International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati, OH); The State of Art - Representational and Abstract, II (Bare Hill Publishing, UK); and Artists to Look Out For (Starry Night Programs). The artist grew up in New Hampshire and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Artist Statement:

“I usually start with a face. It’s what interests me most in the world… I make drawings (pen and ink, or watercolor and inks, sometimes metallic, sometimes with gold leaf, sometimes with coffee or glue or glass glitter) and animations that ultimately depend on close observation of nature, although in most cases they show that which could never have actually been observed. Sometimes my art is representational and sometimes not; sometimes very meticulous and other times not; sometimes in black and white, sometimes in greys, and other times in color. It is consistently on paper.” (Chloё Feldman Emison)

Chloё Feldman Emison Above: 
Domestic Abstractio XXI
Chloё Feldman Emison [Art Marker]

Chloё Feldman Emison Above: 
Showdown
Chloё Feldman Emison [Art Marker, Brush, Pen, Wash]

 

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