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Emilie Halpern

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Paris, France

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA

Works in
Los Angeles, CA

Art Center College, 2002, MFA
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), 1998, BA
Skowhegan Art Program, 2000


Emilie Halpern trades on dissonance and contradiction.  Working in a mix of mediums, from sculpture to photography, conceptualism to found object installation, she looks for ideas and images that play against each other in surprising ways.  Through juxtapositions and combinations of these ideas, Halpern creates thoughtful, new relationships.  Her work is precious and distant, intellectual and emotional, romantic and just a bit magical. 

Emilie Halpern lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and is represented by Anna Helwing Gallery in Los Angeles. 


Born in Paris, France 1976
Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2002    Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, MFA

2000    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1998    UCLA, BA

Solo Exhibitions

2008    Abracadabra, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007    Island Fever, Galerie Medium, Gustavia, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

            Overcast, Bloom Project, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

2006    White Nights, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004    All Summer in a Day, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009   Trouble in Paradise, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ (upcoming)

2008   Multiverse, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (upcoming)

2007   Greener Pastures, Permanent Midnight, Moti Hasson, New York, NY

             Internal Mechanisms, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA

             Between Thought and Expression, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA

             Beyond Image: Photography in Contemporary Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2006   Ragged, organized by Josh Blackwell, Kate MacGarry, London, UK

            The Beginning of The End of The Beginning, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Out of Paradise, Galería ArteVeintiuno, Madrid, Spain

            Coup de Foudre, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, NY

            Dead of Winter, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peerskill, NY

            The Last Generation, Jousse Enterprise, Paris, France

2005    ApexArt, New York, NY

             CorteFusion: Fotografia manipulada de Tijuana y Los Angeles, Centro Cultural Tijuana

             Celine and Julie go Boating, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,

             L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

2004    Art Needs an Operation, Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York, NY

             Garden Lab Experiment, Wind Tunnel, Art Center, Pasadena, CA

2003   Hidden Agenda or Hide & Seek, Acme, Los Angeles

            Up Close, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

            PRSP, The Breeder Project, Athens, Greece

2002   To Believe Much More Than That, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles

             A Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show, The Project, Los Angeles

             Nachgemacht: Reproduced Naturalness-simulated Nature, Kunstraum Innsbruck,



  • "A Studio Visit with Emilie Halpern", New York Foundation for the Arts Magazine, Oct. 31, 2007
  • Cyphers Wright, Jeffrey, "Greener Pastures, Permanent Midnight", Chelsea Now, Volume 1, Number 49, Aug. 24 - 30, 2007
  • Machida, Nico, "Meditations on a Post Medium World", Artslant, August 13, 2007
  • Schmerler, Sarah, "The Last Generation", Time Out New York, January 5-11, 2007
  • Ollman, Leah, "Ambiguity is the essence of ‘Beyond Image'", Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2007
  • Woodard, Josef, "Art Review: Romance, humor forecast for cloudscape", Santa Barbara News-Press, March16, 2007


  • Threadgill, Brendan, "Emilie Halpern", Art US, Issue 14, July-September, 2006
  • Meyers, Holly. "Themes of Light and Electricity", Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2006


  • Geer, Suvan. "Vacancy", ArtScene, Vol 24, No. 11.  July/August 2005. pgs 26-27


  • Geer, Suvan. "Emilie Halpern at Anna Helwing Gallery," Artweek. July/August 2004. pg 21
  • Holte, Michael Ned. "Emilie Halpern,", Critic's Pick, May 2004


  • Murakami, Takashi. "L.A. Art Scene News", Studio Voice (Tokyo, Japan), Fall 1998 
Recent Exhibits

Emilie Halpern participated in these exhibits:

Samuel Freeman
Jul, 2014 Standard Candles
Samuel Freeman
May, 2014 Material Object
Charlie James Gallery
Feb, 2014 Art of Elysium, "Pieces of Heaven" 2014
Siren Studios Hollywood
Dec, 2013 Shōka (Closing Reception)
Pepin Moore
Nov, 2013 Shōka: Humanity (人)
Pepin Moore
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