Emily Brett Lukens

Painting/Printmaking

 

Screen Paintings

 

Large Black Paintings

 

Black Paintings

 

Small Black Paintings

 

Collages


Contact Information

tel: 215-208-9163
e-mail: Emily Brett Lukens
www.emilybrettlukens.com
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

My work is about texture. I use resources from nature to create rubbings on thin papers. I use these images to collage and paint mixed media works that represent close-up and far away views of the earth. In my work, time is an element, and I am interested in reconfiguring the ancient, bringing it into a contemporary context. The non-representational images are made by combining oil paint stick, acrylic, graphite and sand. I generally produce a series of 4 or 5 images related to one subject. When hung together, the assemblages reinforce a common theme.

Artist Bio

Emily Brett Lukens is a painter and printmaker living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In her prints and mixed media works on paper she uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature.
She often adopts the mark making of nature, marks such as tree rings that may appear random and are not always symmetrical, and takes them a step further, manipulating the medium to create her own images. Other works reference patterns or surfaces in the environment.

After graduating with a MFA from the U of PA, Brett Lukens taught Printmaking at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts, U of PA graduate school of Fine Arts, and Moore College of Art and Design. At Bucks County Community College she taught Painting, Drawing, Color Theory and Design. Currently, she is teaching drawing and painting at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial.

Her work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Art Museum, The Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, West Chester State College, corporate and private collections. She has been exhibiting her work since the 1980’s.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2012
Visiting Guest Artist: Emily Brett Lukens, Isalos Gallery, Stonington, ME

2010
Chosen Places, Deer Isle Artists Associates, Deer Isle, ME

2008
Prints from Tamarind, Deer Isle Artists Associates, Deer Isle, ME

2006
Recent Works, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2004
15 Year Survey Paintings, Drawings And Prints, Dreyfus and Associates, Philadelphia, PA

2003
The Tropics, Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL, Brooksville, ME

2001
Mixed Media Paintings, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Recent Paintings and Drawings, Main Street Studio and Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

1996
Moore on 2nd, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

New Works, Deer Isle Artist Association, Deer Isle, ME

1991
Beyond Geometry, Maine Coast Artist, Rockport, ME

1990
Works on Paper, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

1989
Recent Works, Lawrence Hall Gallery, Rosemont, PA

1985
Artists on Paper II, Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1982
Print Annual, Associated American Artists, New York City, NY

Group
2010
Philagrafika Invitational, bahdeebahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Prince Street Invitational, The Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

Surface TENSION, The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Philagrafika Exhibition at William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2007
National Juried Show, Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL

2006
The Maine Print Project, Maine Printmakers:1980-2005, CMCA, Rockport, ME

2005
Crossovers: Crafts, Art, Design, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

2003
Consignment Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

A Pairing of Peers, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

1997
Gallery Artists: Old and New, The Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

1996
Art of the State, The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

1990
30 Years of Printmaking, University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

29th Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

93rd Annual Members Exhibition of PAFA, James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

1988
Maine Coast Artists 10th Annual Exhibition, The Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME

1987
Philadelphia Eye, Peter Singesten Gallery, at Pace University, New York City, NY

63rd Annual International Competition of Prints & Photographs, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Honors and Awards

2005 – 2006
Dene M. Loucheim Faculty Fellowship recipient Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Merit Award, printmaking, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2000
2nd prize, Fifth Annual Heart Show, juried competition, Need in Deed charity at Krisheim, Chestnut Hill, PA

1998
Professional Development Grant: James Madison University, Workshop at Orkney Springs, VA

1991
Best of Show, Works on Paper, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

1990
Wheeler H. Page Memorial Award, 29th Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

1978
The Leon Bunkin Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Charles Toppan Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1976
New Jersey Endowment for the Arts Award, NJ

Education

1981
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Printmaking/Painting

1990
Moore College of Art and Design
Teacher Certification

Professional Experience

2003 – present
Faculty, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking

1999 – 2000
Lecturer/Instructor, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1997 – present
Adjunct Faculty, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
Design, Drawing

1989 – 1991
Visiting Artist, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
Design

1989 – 1990
Assistant Professor, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Printmaking

1980 – 1984
Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Bibliography

Neighborhood Artists” QVNA, November 2015, pg 18

Collections

Private
Martha Stewart Personal Collection, Gift of Jens Jensen Foundation, Seal Harbor, ME
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
West Chester State College, West Chester, PA
The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Corporate
Coopers and Lybrand, NY
The Philadelphia Bulletin, PA
Pechiney Metals International, NY
PSFS Bank, PA
Jens Jensen Foundation, Chicago IL
 

 

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