April 28th - May 14th
Opening Reception April 30th 6-9pm
Artist Talk May 4th 6pm
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a climate dense with fog, has influenced me to represent the ocean in a blurred and dreamlike way. The use of natural settings, organic shapes, and colors specific to this coastline are repeated elements in my work.
About Emma Fineman
Emma Fineman was born in 1991 in Berkeley, California. In 2013 she received her BFA with Magna Cum Laude Honors as a Painting Major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon receiving her BFA Fineman has already been included in various exhibitions including a solo show entitled Freak in the Gateway Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Fineman’s work has also been featured as the solo visual artist represented by White Space Gallery as a part of Art Palm Beach. Her work was featured in the Tophane Artwalk in the show Palimpsest in Istanbul, Turkey. She attended a residency workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, CO where she was awarded the Presidential Fellowship for the program. Fineman attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency in Johnson, VT. Last year she has attended the Maumau Residency Program in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as Artigiana Residency in Sicily, Italy. She also attended the Arteles Residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland and the Gulkistan Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland this spring. Currently her work is featured in exhibitions both nationally and abroad. Her work is on display in the White Space Gallery as a part of the Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach, FL. She also has had work included in a group show entitled açık | open hosted by Maumau in Istanbul, Turkey. Last year her work was included in a group show entitled Works from Villa Flavia in Milazzo, Sicily. Recently her works have been featured in a group show at Arteles in Hämeenkyrö, Finland as well as a group show entitled Gluggaveður in Laugarvatn, Iceland. Her works have been presented in Samgöngur (Transport) at The Sub Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Fineman's works have also been selected by Max Presneill, Curator at the Torrance Art Museum, for this years 10th National Juried Exhibition at the Axis Gallery, in Sacramento, CA. Up coming exhibitions include a solo show entitled O.S. 1 at the Great Highway Gallery in San Francisco, CA this spring. Fineman will begin her studies in the Master in Arts Degree Course in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, U.k in September.
Fineman has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Presidential Fellowship (2013), Trustee Scholarship (2009-2013), MICA Presidential Scholarship (2009-2013), the MICA Foundation Scholarship (2009), and the MICA Recognition Award (2011). Fineman currently lives and works in Oakland, California.