Emily Brett Lukens

Emily Brett Lukens

    Contact Information

    emlu320@comcast.net

    Phone: 215-208-9163

    http://www.emilybrettlukens.com

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    Recent Works

    Archived Works

    Painting/Printmaking

    Large Black Paintings

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    Artist's Biography

    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.

    Artist's 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.

    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

    Artist's Bibliography

    Grant, Amy "Neighborhood Artists" QVNA, November 2015, pg 18

    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

    Selected 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

    Selected 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
     

    Education

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

    1990
    Moore College of Art and Design
    Teacher Certification