Emily Newman received her M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and her B.F.A. from Syracuse University. Her work has recently been shown regionally in the 61st Juried Exhibition at the Sioux City Arts Center in Iowa and nationally at the Attleboro Art Museum in Massachusetts. Emily's artwork has also been selected for the North American Graduate Art Survey at the University of Minnesota, for show in the Wood's Gallery at the University of Alabama and in a number of other group exhibitions around the country. Emily currently instructs Beginning Drawing, Three Dimensional Design and Introduction to Art for Non-Majors.
Visual experiences that give a moment of spatial unease, a second thought, or a missed perception, become the details from daily experience Emily uses to create sculptures, drawings and photographs. Each artwork examines problems that persist within her visual reality whether that reality is physical or psychological. Through the forms of substitution and illusion, Emily investigates the power of materials and representational imagery. Her work relies heavily on the simulation of a specific place or thing, while questioning the existence of its physical space as an object and its definition as an image.