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Emerson Myers

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Lives in
Osaka/Baltimore

Works in
Osaka

Website

Schools
Maryland Institute College of Art, 2014, MFA
Boston University, 2012, MA Art Education
Lakehead University, 2003, HBA Education
Lakehead University, 2002, BA Poli Sci

Statement

 I would like to reveal. Knowledge elevates. Understanding endures.

I want to draw. Through beauty or eloquence I will bring them in.

I want my work to stay with you. If it haunts you, I have succeeded.

I would like to be concise, clever, and well spoken. The subtle metaphor reaches.

I will be significant. To an audience not always interested, I will persuade.

I would like to confront. If you are the same as when you arrived, I have failed.

I want to climb fences. Speak across generations, personalities, and cultures.

I am an educator. This is my philosophy of education.

I am an artist. This is my artist statement.


Emerson David Myers is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, digital artist, and educator who is currently living in the United States and Japan. He received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a Masters of Art Education from Boston University. His work focuses on socio-political issues, revolving around a continued and pressing desire to educate and inform his audience.
 
Most of his inspiration comes from his varied professional background and education. An degree in Political Science and 20th Century History, a decade as an Art and Social Science teacher, years as a certified carpenter's apprentice, a design manager for a local newspaper, as well as a decade living broad, particularly Japan, has molded his approach to art and choices of subject matter.

Recent Exhibits

Emerson Myers participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2014 Academy
CONNERSMITH
 
Jun, 2014 Cartographic Compositions
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
 
Jun, 2014 Destinations
Observation Level, 27th floor Baltimore World Trade Center Tower
 
Jan, 2014 The 13th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition
Box Heart Gallery
 
Oct, 2013 Architexture
Project Gallery
 
Sep, 2013 Annual Juried Printmaking Exhibition
Lockhart Gallery
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Emerson Myers
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