Emmy Mikelson

Emmy Mikelson 2018-03-15T00:52:09+00:00

Project Description

Biography

Emmy Mikelson is an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY and is originally from Waterloo, IA. She received her BFA from the University of Iowa and her MFA from Hunter College. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and received the Italian award the 2014 Celeste Prize in Painting. Her writing and paintings have beenpublished in the architecture journals Nova Organa, KTISMA, T3xture, Moinopolis, among others. She has been an invited speaker at Parsons the New School for Design; Maysles Cinema, Harlem, NY; Pace University, NYC; and she was a guest curator for the James Gallery at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She currently teaches in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Baruch College, CUNY.

Artist Statement

My ongoing painting series titled “Threshold Compositions,” is influenced by Piranesi’s Carceri d’Invenzione and the emergent philosophy of Speculative Realism. The paintings embrace slowness where each action persists as an after-image. The work utilizes an analog method of parametric design to build up multi-layered compositions. Certain parameters and rules are set forth and punctuated with incremental organic shifts. The illusionistic patches of “fur” serve to disrupt the abstract geometric field. The fur infuses the hard-edged spaces with a bodily presence; it is both a surrogate for living flesh as well as the fractured or broken body. Within all these layers is the latent energy of an ever shifting and morphing terrain. These works are meant to hover between the familiar and unfamiliar; they point to an unstable and hallucinogenic space where the distinctions between buildings, bodies, skin and sky have dissolved.

Biografia

Emmy Mikelson es una artista que vive en Brooklyn, NY y es originalmente de Waterloo, Iowa. Recibió su licenciatura de artes plásticas en la Universidad de Iowa y su posgrado en artes plásticas en Hunters College. Su trabajo ha sido expuesto nacional e internacionalmente y recibió en el 2014 el premio italiano Celeste Prize en dibujo. Sus escritos y dibujos han sido publicados en las revistas de arquitectura Nova Organa, KTISMA, T3xture, Moinopolis, entre otras. Ha sido orador invitado en el Parsons the New School for Design; Maysles Cinema en Harlem, NY; Pace University en la ciudad de Nueva York; y ha sido curadora invitada para el James Gallery en el City University of New York Graduate Center. Hoy en día es profesora en el departamento de artes visuales y escénicos en la Baruch College en el City University of New York.

Declaracion de Artista

Mi serie de pinturas “Threshold Compositions”, ha sido influenciada por el Carceri d’Invenzione de Piranesi y por la filosofía emergente de realismo especulativo. Mis obras muestran lentitud donde cada acción continua con una imagen latente. Mi trabajo utiliza un método análogo de diseño paramétrico y reglas que son diseñadas y señaladas con cambios orgánicos incrementales. Los parches ilusionistas de “piel” sirven para interrumpir el campo geométrico abstracto. La “piel” infunde los espacios definidos con una presencia corporal; son a la ves un sustituto de la carne viva como un cuerpo roto. Entre estas capas esta la energía latente de un terreno siempre cambiante. Estas obras tienen la intención de flotar entre lo familiar y lo desconocido; apuntando a un espacio inestable y alucinógena, donde las distinciones entre un edificio, cuerpo, piel o cielo no existen.

Contact

www.emmymikelson.net

ekmikelson@gmail.com

347.251.5615

 

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