June 21, 2013
In an ongoing series of works loosely based in still life, specific objects are created with handmade paints and surfaces. Painting alters the presence of these objects in the stream of cultural surplus, exposing agendas or revealing new meanings within them.
Emily Mae Smith lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has a BFA from University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from Columbia University, New York. Since 2008 she has taught painting and drawing at Columbia University, and in 2011 was Lecturer at Vanderbilt University. Her work has been exhibited in New York, L.A., Boston, D.C., in the Portugal Arte 2010 Biennial, and at the SOMA Museum of Art in Seoul.