My relationship to drawing and painting is either a cynical morality tale with a hopeful ending, or a hopeful morality tale with a cynical ending. I collect imagery from literature, reference art history, and cull the animal kingdom to stage allegorical scenes. I’m looking for the thin line between passion and rage, horror and beauty. I believe in the equanimity of hostility and kindness, and of never-ending Spring.
Born in 1972, Emily Roz received a BA from Hampshire College where she studied Art History, Literature and Weaving. She went on to receive an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has exhibited at Front Room Gallery, 31Grand, and with Parlour in New York; Decatur Blue in Washington DC; and Gardenfresh in Chicago. Her work has been reviewed in Time Out New York, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Joy Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, WG New and Arts and NewCity Chicago. Emily works in New York, where she lives with her husband and son.