Raised in Oakland California, Emily first moved to Australia in 2005 and now splits her time between downtown Sydney and Gunning NSW. Her limited-release cityscapes explore Sydney’s historic surrounds. Rhythm, light and pattern inform and elevate everyday moments, and the work allows viewers to share in her personal visual narrative. ‘Emily in Glebe’ follows three sold out solo shows in 2021 and 2022. Emily was also a finalist in the 2021 National Emerging Art Prize, as well as a previous Mosman Art Prize finalist, and is represented by Michael Reid Northern Beaches.
Emily in Glebe’ celebrates the jubilance of post-lockdown Sydney (on Wangal and Gadigal land), wandering sun-soaked streets and jumbled back alleys with her singular observations of urban living. The paintings were developed from a series of inquiries undertaken in late 2022 – Emily’s “Glebe Residency” – unearthing quiet gems from the inner-city enclave. These new works burst with light, colour and rhythm – with the freshness of exploration and joys of discovery.