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Emily received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2002) and her MFA from the University of Washington (2004). Emily Gherard lives in Seattle Washington. Emily is represented by Francine Seders Gallery. In addition, her work has been included in numerous shows including shows at Seattle City Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 4 Culture in Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, and University of Arkansas. In 2006, Emily won a PONCHO Special Recognition Award and was a finalist for the Betty Bowen Award in 2006 and 2010. She is one of this year’s Neddy at Cornish Finalist in Painting.
She explores the idea that painting and drawing have the ability to present inanimate objects in ways that allow the viewer to empathize with them. In her paintings walls crumble, swallowed and transformed by the fog and rocks huddle together for shelter. There is a quiet conflict between the characters (walls and rocks) and their surroundings