Emily L. Joseph
Painter/Papermaker. Began career from 1976 to 1991. During the dormant years, from 1991 to 2021 I still painted but did not exhibit. Tumultuous times but healing times. During the isolation of COVID, I began to paint again and found a genuine newness and expression in my work
Received BFA and MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. My thesis was "Kviatkev, the Understanding of Abstraction."
My work is a simple example of raw emotions at times. I want the user to have their own insight into my work and not for me to dictate. The feeling is theirs. As a survivor of rape and incest, for years my art was personal and silent. Covid gave me a new voice and the current struggle for women's rights made it louder.
I have been drawing since age 4. My background is BFA and an MFA in painting with minors in ceramics, design, and printmaking. Drawn to shapes, colors, and planes. A black box is a black box, but draw a jagged red line and it becomes an emotion. The color and shapes speak for me.