My works examine the facets of self that are only revealed through interaction with others and interaction with the environment. These explorations reveal new pieces of identity that are unseen without these changing elements of landscape and society.
I am concerned with expressing these ideas beyond representation and execution. This effort to capture fractions of self that cannot effectively be examined through words or introspection alone has both pushed my artwork further and brought me to the edge of myself, allowing the work to transcend past my own expression. Each work captures the unique spirit of the individual relationship being examined.
I am currently investigating the relationship between identity and sense of place, particularly with the changing landscape of the earth. As I consider the temporary aspect of it, ‘place’ becomes less of a location and more of a possession held in the items I bring with me into each new area. The physical objects we carry as comforts and as ‘home’ reflect the inner barriers we uphold in our relationships.
If, of three friends (A, B, and C), A should die, then B loses not only A but “A’s part in C,” while C loses not only A but “A’s part in B.” In each of my friends there is something that only some other friend can fully bring out. By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets.
Emily Grace King
BA Fine Arts 2009
University of Northern Colorado
Visual Arts - Painting Emphasis
2009 Angie Southard Award
2009 PVA Visual Arts Scholarship
2008 PVA Visual Arts Scholarship
2007 Fred Myers Award for Excellence
2005 PVA Visual Arts Scholarship
2013 Emily Grace King Selected Works, Kaleisia, Tampa, FL
2013 ActivArt, CentreGallery at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2013 EcoExpressions, Whole Foods, Tampa, FL
2012 Siostra Adelphos, Felicitous, Tampa, FL
2012 Systems, Felicitous, Tampa, FL
2009 Detritus Transformed, The Oak Room Gallery, Greeley, CO
2009 University of Northern Colorado Gala, Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, CO
2007 University of Northern Colorado Gala, Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, CO
2005 Inside Out, Art & Soul Gallery, Boulder, CO
Repeat, photograph. Abaton Literary Review, Issue Four, Fall 2010
Luke and I, Acrylic on wood. Abaton Literary Review, Issue Four, Fall 2010