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Emily Rapport

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New York, NY

Lives in
Chicago, IL

Works in
Oil Painting/Watercolor


SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), 2004, BFA
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 1995, n/a

figurative, landscape, realism, cityscape, street scenes, oil painting, watercolor, chicago, Urban Landscapes


Artist Statement

I depict scenes of daily life that reflect a distinctly American experience: El tracks, store windows, fast food drive-thrus, houses and people. Painting is an active mediation on the symbols and experiences that connect us.

My work is representational, but the "feel" of the thing is more important to me than trying to create an exacting drawing. My technique is to work quickly, I prefer wet-on-wet painting, and to try not to become too precious about anything. I enjoy working with the details of rust, wet streets, graffiti - broken down things have character. These cultural landmarks are proof of use and history. I am looking for something that tells a larger story and to imbue these mundane scenes with an element of the sublime.

Artist Bio

Emily is a figurative painter based in Chicago. Originally from upstate New York, she studied painting at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York from 1994 - 1995 and received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.

She has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Amsterdam. Emily's work resides in many private collections in the U.S. and Europe.


Recent Exhibits

Emily Rapport participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2014 Painting Delilah's
Apr, 2014 The Labletter Release Party
Beauty and Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space
Nov, 2013 Cornelia Arts Building November Open Studios, Nov 22 and 23
Cornelia Arts Building
Sep, 2013 Ravenswood Open Studio
Buffalo Hunters
Mar, 2012 Cornelia Arts Building March Open House & Spring Exhibition
Cornelia Arts Building
Nov, 2011 Cornelia Arts November Open House
Cornelia Arts Building
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