Emily Berger lives and works in Brooklyn. Recent exhibitions have included between a place and candy:new works in pattern+repetition+motif, curated by Jason Andrew for the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery; Wavelength, a show of four abstract painters at the Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn, and Formal Aspects, at The Cape Cod Museum of Art. She is included in the American Abstract Artists 75 Anniversary Print Portfolio Exhibition, currently traveling to university galleries around the country. Berger received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University. She attended the Skowhegan School in Maine as well as several art residencies.
My work is experiential, and meditative.The work is intuitively constructed, emerging over time. I am interested in light and movement and the interaction of structure and gesture, chance and control. I brush, wipe, rub, and scrape, concealing and revealing underlying layers in various states of solidity and transparency, incorporating the color, texture and pattern of the wood supports. The formal structure of the work is disrupted by the organic nature of the lines or bands or strokes of paint, which are varied and inconsistent, revealing evidence of the process.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY