Bio

Elizabeth Emery is a Cleveland-based artist whose sculptures and monoprint collages combine colors, patterns, and textures to highlight features of the varied and disparate components. Her work is informed by physical movement, gravity, and odd daily sightings. She just returned from a month long residency at Vermont Studio Center funded by the VSC/Ohio Arts Council Fellowship.




Education
MFA, School of Art & Design, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
BA, Art History & Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Awards
2017    Vermont Studio Center/Ohio Arts Council Artist Residency Fellowship
2016    Art Box Commission, downtown Cleveland, OH
2015    Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
2015    Dave Bown Projects (Curators: Katherine Pill, Ron Platt, Kelly Shindler) Award of Excellence
2014    Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Award, MOCA Cleveland (Andrea Hickey)
2011    Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Arts, Stone Canoe Journal, Syracuse University
2011    Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Award, MOCA Cleveland (Mary Ceruti)
2005    Special Opportunities Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts

Artist Residencies

2017    Vermont Studio Center, VT

2014    Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program, AK

2013    Old Washington Artist Residency, KY

2010    jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY

2004    Haystack Mountain School of Craft


Solo & 2-Person Exhibitions

2017    (forthcoming) push right back, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

2016    Seen Not Heard, 2731 Prospect Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2015    Ambient Time, Bliss Gallery, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

            Lick Time, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH

            houseplay, sunroom, Cleveland, OH

2014    spacescape, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, AK

2013    Invisible Summer, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2012    promise, it’ll only take a minute to stop, W2S Series, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

2011    homescape, Arts Collinwood Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2007    Glazed Over, Lake George Arts Project Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Cut and Paste, Contemporary Collage, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2016    Places: Wednesday Group, Cohen Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

            Of Rules and Rebellion, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

            Beauty in Distinction, Gallery W, American Greetings Headquarters, Westlake, OH

2015    Introductions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, N

            Works on Paper, 2731 Prospect Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

            Juntos, Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery, Elyria, OH

            About Place|Perspectives in Printmaking, Youngstown, OH

2014    William Busta Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Cleveland, OH

            Beyond the Platen, La Roche College Cantellops Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2013    Everything All At Once, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Cleveland, OH

            Sculpture and Object XVIII, Dom Umenia (House of Art), Bratislava, Slovakia

2012    Peripheral Vision, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH

            Stirring the Waters|Between Two Bodies, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA

            (re)threads, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY 

2011    Spacelift, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH

            The Northern Ohio Ceramic Artists Annual, Borelli-Edwards Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2010    After the Pedestal, Astria Suparak juror, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

            Festivus, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH

            Book of Collage Extravaganza, Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2009    After The Pedestal, Paola Morsiani juror, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

            19, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, OH

            Ceramics Invitational: A Convergence of Voices, Borelli-Edwards Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


Community Projects

2016    Just The Facts, collaboration with Corrie Slawson, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH

2015    playgap, Mimeo Revolution: Artist Book + Zine Fair, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2014    postcard connections, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, AK

2013    Making Money the Harder Way, collaborative performance with Corrie Slawson, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

            Making Money the Harder Way, collaborative performance with Corrie Slawson, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

            The Trades Print Project, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

2012    Making Money the Harder Way, collaborative performance, IngenuityFest, Cleveland, OH

2009    the nurse and the police officer, sound installation, SpaceLab, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2008    speakers, collaborative installation with Dallas Kavanagh, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY

            Tea Time, collaborative performance with Dallas Kavanagh, Hornell, NY


Bibliography

Hudak, Brittany, Digging Up the “Seeds of Colonialism”: Darice Polo at Some Time Gallery, CAN Journal, Jan, 2017

Delamotte, Nikki, “Project designed to help emerging sculptors in the area”. The Plain Dealer, Nov. 6, 2016.

Emery, Elizabeth. “Ashley Lyon, Weighing the Sunset”. Cleveland Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist Series, Ed. Indra K. Lacis. The Sculpture Center, 2016, p.19.

Usami , Josh. “As Closing Time Draws Near for the William Busta Gallery, an Exhibition Not to be Missed.”, SCENE, March 11, 2015.

“Most Interesting People 2015: Elizabeth Emery.” Cleveland Magazine, January 2015.

Armstrong, Michael. “Artist hopes to expand Cleveland, Homer tie.” Homer News, October 15, 2014.

Litt, Steve. “Kolodziej and Emery team up at Busta Gallery in Cleveland with shows you feel with your eyes.” (review of solo show Invisible Summer), The Plain Dealer, May 10, 2013.

Stone Canoe, a journal of arts & ideas, Syracuse University, February 2011.

52 Works, 52 Weeks, Academy Graphic Communication 2009 - 2016 calendars.

Keirn, Jennifer. “Experimental Art.” Cleveland Magazine, September 2009.

Wasserman, Nadine. "All Consuming." (review of solo show Glazed Over), Metroland, May 31, 2007.


Public Collections

American Greetings

Cleveland Artists Association

The Cleveland Clinic

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Metro Health

Progressive Insurance

Rockefeller Collection (Dresden, Germany)

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art

Westin Hotel Cleveland

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