Have you met…Emily Berger?

EB7_3, 14x11, oil on linen

EB7_3, 14×11, oil on linen

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Emily Berger.

EB7_7 is 24x20, oil on canvas.

EB7_7, 24×20, oil on canvas.


Emily Berger lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited internationally and in the United States in many galleries, universities and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, Colombia, and The National Academy Museum in NYC which awarded her the John Hultberg Memorial Prize for Painting. Most recently her work was shown with Anne Russinof and Nancy Manter in SEEING THROUGH at 490 Atlantic and Soapbox galleries in Brooklyn, and in PHAEDO at StorefrontBushwick, reviewed by Patrick Neal at hyperallergic.com, “The Many Faces of Abstraction”.  Her work will be shown in PROCESS and SYNTHESIS: 4 ARTISTS at Five Myles Gallery in Brooklyn, opening September 15. Berger is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MFA from Columbia University.

EB7_10, 24x18, oil on wood panel

EB7_10, 24×18, oil on wood panel


“My work is experiential, meditative and intuitive. I am interested in the light and rhythm created by repetitive and deliberate gesture in these paintings and drawings. I brush, wipe, rub, and scrape, concealing and revealing underlying layers in various states of solidity and transparency, often incorporating the color, texture and pattern of the supports. In the interaction of chance and control, gesture and structure, openness and containment,  I hope to create a sense of movement and mystery about what is hidden and what revealed. Though the work is abstract, some of my inspiration derives from the light, color and industrial landscape of the Gowanus neighborhood I see framed through my studio windows.” EB

1EB7_11, oil on wood panel, 24x18

EB7_11, oil on wood panel, 24×18

Other material relating to Emily Berger.

Artist Website: www.emilyberger.net

ArtSlant: Emily Berger.

Abstract Art  Online: Emily Berger.

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