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The works of American artist Emily Taylor Rogers have been exhibited across the United States, from San Diego to New York City. Her artworks dwell in homes and collections around the country and internationally. Emily has been recently commissioned by international luxury brand Aranyani to collaborate on a special project. Emily holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Gwen Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. She currently resides and works out of her studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Emily’s work focuses on relationships, both internal and external. She challenges the viewer to confront modern society and the human condition, and how it affects our world. Her social commentary seeks to illuminate the internal relationships humans hold within themselves, and how those affect the relationships we have with our surroundings. Through this, Emily questions how our internal dialogs can affect our perceptions, and innately our decisions and behaviors. Bestowed with consciousness, it is human responsibility to ourselves and the planet to reflect on human patterns and the power we hold.

Bringing a contemporary approach by combining traditional processes with her love for experimentation, Emily’s artistic practice results in multimedia works that project her vision. Using subjects of portraiture, animals and other elements of the cosmos, she exposes the relationships between human and nature in recognizable but surreal compositions. Using her personal experiences and knowledge as inspiration, she incorporates symbolism of femininity and spirituality to project her personal perspective, but allows the viewer to apply their own interpretation of the work.

Using a limited color palette allows for deeper exploration of the subjects and concepts. Embellishing each piece with adornments such as 24k gold, Swarovski crystals and diamond dust emphasizes the importance of between the subjects and the value of their relationships, while giving a luxurious and contemporary aesthetic. Emily’s processes take hours of meticulous detailed work and concentration. Taking great pride in her work, she only uses high quality and archival materials, ensuring the artwork will last.

 Her constant hope throughout her artistic journey is to shine a little light into this world, cause people to think and feel deeply, and continue to be inspired by the energies surrounding her. Emily strives to continually chase freedom, be authentic and bring her creative spirit into every aspect of her life. Her goal is to stay multidimensional in her practice, and never stop learning and growing as an artist.

 
 
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"If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist."

- Lana Del Rey


Curriculum Vitae


education

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Printmaking

Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


solo exhibitions

The Land of Gods & Monsters, Devries Student Art Gallery, Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI   2015


group exhibitions

Art Et Al, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2019

Venus, La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA 2019

Perennial Visions, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 2018

Enchanted Woodlands, Era Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA 2018

Mermaid Art Show, La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA 2018

Landscapes of the Imagination, Era Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA 2018

CONNECT, RAW Artists, Brooklyn, NY   2018

Frida Kahlo, La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA   2018

MAGNIFY, RAW Artists, New York City, NY   2018

Looking Forward, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA   2018

Out Of Scale, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA   2017

Once Upon A Dream, Era Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA   2017

VERVE, RAW Artists, Detroit, MI   2016

REVEAL, RAW Artists, Philadelphia, PA   2016

Figure and Form, Frostic School of Art’s Contemporary Printmakers Society Exhibition, Studio 202, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI   2014

Making Meaning, Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI   2014

Print | WorksWhat’s Black, White & Read, Annual Student Print Exhibition, DeVries Student Art Gallery, Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 2014

Divided by Definition, Frostic School of Art RSO Exhibition, Saniwax Gallery, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI   2014

Student Intern Exhibition, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI   2013

Annual Student Exhibition, DeVries Student Art Gallery, Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI   2011

Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, Macomb Community College, Clinton Twp., MI   2010


awards

Enrichment Grant, Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI   2015


publications

Times to be Feminine, Sickly Particular, Brtooklyn, NY   2017


memberships

Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA   2017-Present

RAW Artists   2016-Present

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA   2016-2018

Mid America Print Council   2014-2015

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