Booth #407

Artist Bio:
Emily T Andress (b. 1958, Stamford, CT USA)

William Woods University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1979

Recent and Solo and Duo Exhibitions: 
2014 Time Collectors, Ciel Gallery, NC
2015 Irish Roots, Olive Stack Gallery, Ireland
2016 Story Tellers, Ciel Gallery, NC
2016 Figure in Villages: A Tale to Tell, Gallery 27, NC
2017 Unfettered and Alive, Paris France
2018 Another Piece of the Puzzle, NRCC Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Recent Notable Small Group Shows: 
2015 Animal Planet Juried Show, NC
2015 Craven Arts Council Juried Show, NC
2015 Back to the Garden Juried Show (Award Winner), NC
2015 NRCC Juried Show, NC
2016 It’s a Dog’s Life Juried Show, (Award Winner), NC
2016 Fables and Myths Juried Show, Best in Show, Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery, NC
2016 MHFAC Juried Show, First Place Award Winner, NC
2016 CAL Winter Juried Show, Award Winner, Charlotte, NC
2016 What is American Art? Juried Show, Bascom Center for the Arts, Highlands, NC
2017 Gimme Shelter Juried Show, Ciel Gallery, NC
2017 Mooresville Arts Council Winter Juried Show, 2nd Place Award Winner, NC
2017 Eye Spy Juried Show, Charlotte, NC
2017 Unfettered and Alive, Paris France
2018 It’s Time, Awaken Gallery

Leggett, Page. “Artists ‘skew the masters’ in auction for ASC.”
Charlotte Observer Tues 28 April 2015: C6. Print

Petit, Bernie. ”From Charlotte to Charlotte.” “” ASC Charlotte. Web. May 29 2015.

Lawson, Kimberly. “Ciel Gallery celebrates artists’ teamwork in ‘Collaboratus.’ Charlotte Observer Sun 12 July 2015: C2. Print

Nolan, Donal. “US artists Emily and Kerry having time of their lives in Listowel.” County Kerry, Ireland The Kerryman Wed 19 August 2015: 24. Print

Crean, Michael. “American artists capture Listowel’s beauty.” County Kerry, Ireland Kerry’s Eye Thurs 20 August 2015: 56-57. Print

“Gallery 27 in Lincolnton, NC, Offers Works by Emily Andress and Jonathan Grauel.” Carolina Arts March 2016: 16. Print

Speckman, Emma “Meet the artist behind the super cool pint glasses at Art & Science Council’s Connect with Culture Day” “” Web. January 22, 2018
Mosley, Demetria “A building to start a movement” Gaston Gazette Thurs. 1 February 2018. Print.

Solender, Michael “Vivid and Local” Ballantyne Magazine March 2018: 62-69. Print

Ginski, Vincent “Meet the Artist: Emily T Andress” “” Web. September 2018

Candalerio, Michael “GirlBosses Making Big Moves in Gaston County” Web. September 27, 2018

Glover, Rob “The Art and Soul of Mount Holly” “” Web. May 16, 2018

Corporate Collections: 
Hue Forest Entertainment, NC
Armstrong Flooring, PA
Ernst and Young, NC
UPIC Health, Washington, DC
Corel Corporation, Canada
The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, NC
Walt Disney World Corporation, FL
AmerisourceBergen, NC
RT Distribution, Germany
BMG Music, England
Clariant Corporation, NC
Works held in private collections in the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, Canada, and Ireland

Recent Awards and Accolades: 
2015 ArtPop Billboard recipient
2015 Arts & Science Council CSA Grant Award Winner

2015 Commissioned by the city of Charlotte and the Cultural Sector to create a painting of Queen Charlotte to be presented to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in honor of their baby Charlotte.

2016 Appointed to Arts & Science Council’s Advisory Board for the Cultural Sector

2017 Commissioned by CSA in a grant provided by ASC to create 7 pieces of art for area public libraries

2017 Judge for 2018 ArtPop Billboard Recipients

2017 Judge for $10,000 MOFSA Grant Recipient

2017 RAPG Grant recipient

2018 Opened Awaken Gallery

Recent Residencies: 
2015, Artist Residency, OSG, Listowel, Ireland
2017, Artist Residency, OSG, Listowel, Ireland
2017, Artist Residency, Paris, France

Recent Workshops: 
2014 to Present – Monthly portraiture classes for beginners, intermediates, and professionals. Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2014-Present – Painting classes for seniors living in assisted living facilities to help engage active seniors alongside their spouses with health challenges. Sharon Towers, Charlotte, NC

2015 – Encaustic courses, OSG, Listowel, Ireland

2015 – Portraiture courses, OSG, Listowel, Ireland

2017 – Portraiture course, Cornelius Arts Council

2018 – Heading a painting workshop in Italy through Il Chiostro

Related Experience: 
AmerisourceBergen, 2015. Hired with Jonathan Grauel to create a piece of art on site that would involve their employees and the theme of “Change your View” highlighting the city of Charlotte and key figures. Goal was to work within their budget and time frame while creating a piece of art that would travel to different AmerisourceBergen offices throughout the US and Canada.

Arts & Science Council of Mecklenburg County, 2015 and 2016. Function as a spokesperson from the cultural sector to communicate to corporations the role ASC plays in the lives of professional artists during their yearly Capital Campaign Fundraising Drive.

Was appointed to the Arts & Science Council’s Advisory Council for the Cultural Sector to work with other leaders in the arts to devise plans on how Arts & Science Council can further their goals to elevate Charlotte’s cultural impact and increase arts awareness and education for all of our citizens.

Clariant Corporation, 2016, Hired with Jonathan Grauel to create a piece of artwork that involved their employees in the creation. Our prompt for the design of the art was to highlight color and the many countries around the world that house Clariant offices. We held a workshop where the employees created and cut out shapes that we used in the final piece of art that was unveiled in June 2016 in front of executives from 25 countries.

Completed in July 2017: Collaborative public art commission with Jonathan Grauel through Community School of the Arts to provide 7 area libraries with large pieces of art while working with the communities who frequent the libraries to create shapes that we use in these 3D final pieces.

2018-19 Board Member for the Listowel Fine Arts Festival, Listowel, Ireland.

2018-19 Board Member Mount Holly Community Development Foundation

2019 Board Member Arts Mount Holly

Currently working on a body of work exploring symbolism and syncretism including the role of women throughout ancient history through today.

Opened Awaken Gallery and The Studios at 107 W Central in Mount Holly, NC

Contact Info:
Phone: 704-560-4463
Instagram: @etandress
Facebook: @etandressfineart, @awakengallery
Address: 9245 Deer Spring Lane, Charlotte, NC 28210
Studio: 107 W Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120

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