Lee, NH, USA
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Chloë Feldman Emison
I make drawings (pen and ink / or watercolor and inks / sometimes metallic / sometimes with gold leaf / sometimes with coffee or glue or glass glitter) that ultimately depend on close observation of nature / although in most cases they show that which could never have actually been observed. I seek to find a new kind of beauty within what might seem ugly / in place of a more normalized and routine kind of beauty. I want to make an art that invokes what is admirable / yet is uncomfortable to look at / that acknowledges the pain of our existence without surrendering to that pain. / Other than that / the work varies greatly. Sometimes it is representational and sometimes not; sometimes / very meticulous and sometimes not; sometimes in black and white and sometimes in color. Sometimes the body is monstrous and sometimes not. /
The basic project is to explore the sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous, universally recognizable contingencies of corporeality.
Chloë Feldman Emison has shown her drawings widely in the United States and Britain, while working also as animator and illustrator. She studied fine art at Williams College and at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, and animation at Forkbeard Fantasy in Devon. She was a visiting artist at Wasps Studios in Glasgow, and completed residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center in Woodside, N.Y., at The Old School Art House in Iceland, at the Vermont Studio Center, and at Can Serrat, near Barcelona. She taught animation at the Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts. She was named the Mixed Media Artist of the Year for 2009 at the Cambridge Art Association, and won a Spotlight on the Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist in 2010, and a Board of Trustees Award from the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, Connecticut (2014). Her illustrations have been published in various literary magazines, including Kansas City Voices and Graze Magazine.
Employment08/01/2012 - Present
Elements Contemporary Ballet
I have been making watercolor visualizations of the libretto for a new ballet scheduled for 2016 on the story of Atlantis.
Outstanding Emerging Artist
Spotlight Award, Portsmouth, N.H.
Mixed Media Artist of the Year
Cambridge Art Association, Ma.
Employment06/16/2014 - 06/23/2014
Education / Qualifications08/25/2008 - 06/06/2012
B.A. Studio Art
Education / Qualifications10/13/2010 - 06/14/2011
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
Employment09/17/2013 - 01/28/2014
Eagle Hill School
Hardwick, Ma., USA
taught animation to high school students with learning disabilities.
Board of Trustees Award
Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Ct.
This is one of three pieces in the exhibition.
My work has appeared in various literary magazines (Graze, Kansas City Voices), and my illustrations of Grinn's Fairy Tales by Alan Proctor will be published this fall.
including set and costume design.
Freelance, Commission / One-off