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Emilee Lord

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Birthplace
Pennsylvania

Birth year
1982

Lives in
Providence

Works in
Providence

Website

Schools
Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2007, mfa
Bennington College, Bennington VT, 2004, ba

Tags
exhibition/performance, conceptual, performance, installation, abstract

Tell The Truth. Seduce The Material. Trust Your Hands.

Multiples: The repetition creates a flock. Aesthetically I prefer things that are broken, smudged, tiny, torn, empty, forgotten, mislaid, or sorry.  These objects carry their own weight, but like a thread into a tapestry or a word into a novel when repeated they gain greater meaning and greater experience.  The singular sorry thing is given power by virtue of it being among a multitude, and yet flirts with a sense of absurdity and further misplacement.

Form: Abstracted landscape and the architecture of ruins combined with reference to gesture, momentum, timing and sound quality create a surface caught in silence - perhaps of both beauty and pain. 

Language: I spend a lot of time reading. I read for the words, their rhythm and the way they work together. In the dictionary with words and the web created by their definitions, their synonyms, etc. I find help when talking about my work. Also, perhaps more so, it is the place the work comes from. The work is referential but non representational and words, their meanings, the way we use them and what they contain become the objects whose portrait I'm drawing.

The repetition creates a flock.

 

PRESS

2014   KNACK - online magazine artist feature
           featured in a song by SongaDayMan
2013   theart.com - artist interview
2012   LeFlaneur art blog - artist interview
2009   Textile Arts Alliance Newsletter - featured artist
2008   WhiteLine - online artist review

 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2012 Residency, Jentel Artist Residency, Sheridan, Wyoming

2011 Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2011 Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

SOLO 

2012  Like A Drunken Midnight Choir - Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2011  LaFarge Library Viewing Program - Santa Fe, NM

          To Flutter, Scatter and Place, 1644 St. Michaels Dr. Santa Fe, NM

2009  Kwan Yin and Emilee Lord: Past and Now, Kohnami Show Space, Santa Fe, NM

2007  Daily Café, Santa Fe NM 

2005  South St. Café, Bennington VT 

2004  Fiber Installation and performance, Bennington College, Bennington VT 

 GROUP 

2014     SITEUnseen, silent auction, SITE - Santa Fe, NM

2013   Armory for the Arts, Community Show - The Armory/WBNA - Providence, RI

2012   New Dances, an Evening of Contemporary Choreography - Moving People Dance Studio - Santa Fe, NM

            SITEUnseen, silent auction, SITE - Santa Fe, NM     

            AHA Progressive Arts Fair - Railyard/After Hours Alliance - Santa Fe, NM

2011   New Dances, an Evening of Contemporary Choreography - Moving People Dance Studio - Santa Fe, NM

             Santa Fe Art co-op - Design Center, Santa Fe, NM

             Progressive Arts Fair - Railyard/After Hours Alliance - Santa Fe, NM

            The Elegant Line - Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA

            The SketchBook Project and Tour – Brooklyn Art Library – national tour

2010   Santa Fe Art co-op – Design Center, Santa Fe, NM

2009   CIAO Gallery, group show, Jackson, WY 

           White Series, cover art and 100 special edition silk prints for WhiteLine, recording label, England 

2008   Woven Works 2008, Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, OH 

           Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, member’s show, Ghost Ranch Piedra Lumbre Center, Abiquiu, NM 

2007   Post Cards From The Edge Benefit, Visual Aids, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY 

            Hot House Cranbrook Fiber Online Exhibition, www.cranbrookart.edu/hothouse 

            Daimler Chrysler Financial Services Gallery, Dearborn, MI 

           Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills MI 

           Show Me What You’re Workin’ With, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI 

          All New Media Exhibition, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago IL 

2006  Post Cards From The Edge Benefit, Visual Aids, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY 

           With What We Can Carry, Annex Art Center, Toronto Canada 

            On Your Remark, Gallery 8542, Grand Rapids MI 

           Poetic Chaotic Performance Exhibition, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI 

2005  All About Me Group Self Portrait Show, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI 

           Traveled to The Open End Gallery, Chicago IL  

           Wearables, Fiddlehead Gallery, Bennington VT 

2004  Thesis Show, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington VT 

           Silo Group Show, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams MA 

 

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