Spanning the boundaries between portrait, landscape, and object of projected desire, Emily Eveleth’s paintings form
a genre unto themselves. Her ongoing series of paintings of doughnuts invests this unlikely subject with unexpected
presence and identity. “Eveleth's paintings restlessly shift across a spectrum of meanings, covering along the way
all the distances between opposing significances; prosaic and profound, profane and sacred, banal and intriguing, to
say nothing of the axis between cool asexuality and gushing, if veiled, sexuality.” *
In her concurrent series of figurative images lone figures stand in enigmatic isolation. Lost in private worlds the figures seem to invite the viewer's gaze, acknowledge it, and then absorb it, folding it into their own particular
dramas. ** These figurative projections of doubt and uncertainty appear paradoxical to their central declarative
placement and openness. The dramatic lighting’s interdependence on the rich enveloping darkness allows the figures
to simultaneously emerge from and be enveloped by the inky space, projecting a quiet vulnerability.
Since the late 1980s, Eveleth has exhibited her paintings extensively in the United States, and her work is included in
many permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. The Smith College Museum of Art presented a solo
show, a twelve-year survey of her paintings, in 2010 and acquired one of the paintings for its permanent collection. Her paintings have been featured in shows at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, the Sheldon Museum
of Art, Lincoln, NE, the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, among others. Her work has been written about in Bomb Magazine, Art in America, the New Yorker and the New York Times. Awards include grants from the Art Matters Foundation, the New England Foundation for the
Arts, and the French Government for the Artist-in-Residency Program in Rochefort-en-Terre. In 2002, she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.
*John Stomberg, Director of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
**Nico Israel, independent critic
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Emily Eveleth, New Paintings - Degrees of Artifice, Danese/Corey, New York, NY Art on the Marquee, digital video projection presented on the marquee at the Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA, in collaboration with Amy Baxter MacDonald
2014 Future Tense, Miller/Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA Perspective, Carroll House Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Emily Eveleth: New Paintings - Golden Age, Danese, New York, NY
2010 Luscious: Paintings by Emily Eveleth, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA Better Not Tell You Now, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2008 Emily Eveleth: New Paintings - Full Circle, Danese, New York NY
2006 Emily Eveleth - It's All True, Danese, New York, NY
2004 Emily Eveleth: Recent Paintings, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2003 Emily Eveleth: Paintings and Drawings, Danese, New York, NY
2002 Emily Eveleth: Paintings, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA So Long Ago I Can't Remember; Works on Mylar, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2001 Emily Eveleth: New Paintings, Danese, New York, NY
2000 Emily Eveleth: Small Paintings, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1999 Emily Eveleth New Paintings, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA Emily Eveleth New Paintings and Drawings, Danese, New York, NY
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
1997 Emily Eveleth, A Painter Selects, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Lectures and Visiting Artist Engagements:
2016 Success in Boston, panel discussion presented by the Boston Art Dealers Association, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA Invited Alumni Speaker, Academic Awards Ceremony for Graduating Seniors, at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA Objects of Projected Desire, Lecture at the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME
2015 On Beauty, Emily Eveleth and David Tester. A Catalyst Conversation lecture at the Broad Institute, Cambridge MA, part of the Catalyst Conversation Series and Boston HUB week
Visiting Critic, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Visiting Lecturer, Lesley University, Masters of Fine Arts program, Boston, MA
Visiting artist and critic, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Visiting artist, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
2002 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome
1996 French Government Grant, Artist Residency Program, Rochefort-en-Terre, France
1995 Art Matters Inc. Fellowship
1994 NEA/New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award in Painting
1992 Show Award, New Art 92, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
Merit Award, Women in the Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
1989 Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program, Finalist in Painting
1986 Massachusetts College of Art, Painting and Printmaking Department Achievement Awards
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016 Drawing Conclusions, Danese/Corey, New York, NY Fertile Solitude, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
curated by Elizabeth Devlin Feast, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York Luscious, Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT
2015 Dynamic Conversations, curated by Chris Rifkin, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA Confections, Allan Stone Projects, New York, NY Gaining Perspective: A Visual History of MassART, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2014 Food For Thought, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC Painting Intricacies, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
2013 Still Life Lives, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA The Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (traveling exhibition)
2011 Works On Paper II, Danese, New York, NY Feast, Lemberg Gallery. Ferndale, MI In the Presence of Light, Danese, New York, NY Naked, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA Poetical Fire, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE (catalog)
2010 Sweetness and Light, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Works on Paper, Danese, New York, NY
2009 I Want Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art, Fresno Metropolitan Musuem, Fresno, CA (travels to Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, WY) Drawing Itself, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
2008 Here's the Thing: The Single Object Still Life, curated by Robert Cottingham, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
2007 All the More Real: Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, curated by Eric Fischl and Merrill Falkenberg, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY The Sweet Stuff in American Art, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY Sugar Buzz, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY Loneliness and Melancholy, curated by Pawel Wojtasik and Susan Classen-Sullivan, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, NY
2006 Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY The Hungry Eye, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York Emily Eveleth and Jonathan Shahn: Paintings and Sculpture, Saint-Gaudens, Cornish, NH
2005 Unrehearsed Acts, curated by Christine Darnell, Artspace, New Haven, CT Works on Paper, Danese, New York, NY Head Count, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 Disturbing the Peace, Danese, New York, NY Full Disclosure, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Sexy Sustenance, Lillian Imming Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA Some of Their Parts, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA Summer Show, Danese, New York, NY
2003 One Hundred Years of American Artists, 40 Contemporary Artists, Rochefort-en-terre, France American Art, Residence of the US Ambassador, Copenhagen, Denmark Sweet Tooth, COPIA, Napa, CA
2002 Painting in Boston: 1950 - 2000, The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA Drawings from the Grinnell College Collection, The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 177th Annual: Invitational Exhibition, National Academy of Design Museum, New York, NY
2001 Group Exhibition, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI Private Thoughts: Personal Demons, The Klemm Gallery at Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
2000 DeCordova Downtown, The Federal Reserve Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts Face Off, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts Eloquent Objects: The Sense and Sensibilities of Still-Life Painting, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME Landscape at the Millennium, Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH Figure, Fantasy & Illusion, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA New Realism for a New Millennium, The Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
1999 Best of the Season: Selected Work from the 1998 - 1999 Gallery Season, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT Food for Thought, New Jersey Center for Contemporary Art, Summit, NJ Food for Thought, Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1998 Talent, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Notions of Color: Oil Sketching in Maine, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME Cornucopia, Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, NY Food For Thought, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY Gallery Group, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Making a Still-Life: Ten Variations, The South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
1996 Posing Reality, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Contemporary Still Life, Chapel Art Center, St. Anselm's College, Manchester, NH Contemporary Landscapes, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI Northern Voices: The No-Brow Traveling Medicine Show, Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT Four American Painters, Musee du Chateau de Rochefort-en-Terre, Rochefort-en-Terre, France
1995 Talent, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Still Life, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI Northern Voices: The No-Brow Traveling Medicine Show, AS220, Providence, RI Art for All Seasons, Massachusetts Audubon's Broadmore Wildlife Sanctuary, South Natick, MA
1994 1994 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, curated by Klaus Kertess, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA Gallery Group, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Palate/Palette, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA Art for All Seasons, Massachusetts Audubon's Broadmore Wildlife Sanctuary, South Natick, MA Group Show, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, ME
1993 Altered Reality, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA Seventh Triennial Exhibition, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA Group Show, Barbara Scott Gallery, Miami, FL Seeing the Object, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1992 Reality as Metaphor, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA Gallery Group, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY New England/New Talent, Fitchburg Museum of Art, Fitchburg, MA Woman in the Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT New Art 92, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
1991 Boston Through the Years, Harcus Gallery, Boston, MA
1990 New at the Art Guild, Farmington, CT
1988 The Factory, A Reconsideration, Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, MA
1987 Enduring Visions, The Copley Society, Boston, MA Interior Spaces, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA Working Women, The Harcus Gallery, Boston, MA
1986 Nature Observed, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
1985 Small Works U.S.A., Gallery 401, Providence, RI Games People Play, Faneuil Gallery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1984 Summer Show, The Red Barn Gallery, Fisher's Island, NY
1983 Two Woman Show, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Kiers, Olivia J., Exploring a Labyrinth: Fertile Solitude at the Mills Gallery, Art New England online Oct. 28
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Interview with Jessica Lee. Spotlight: Emily Eveleth, New American Paintings no. 81, April/May 2009.
2008 Mullarkey, Maureen. Simple Beauty, The New York Sun, April 17, 2008.
Goings on About Town: Emily Eveleth, The New Yorker, October 2, 2008.
Johnson, Ken. Unwrapping the Secrets of Ordinary Objects, The New York Times, May 14, 2008.
Gouveia, Georgette. "Katonah Exhibit Unwraps the Beauty of Mundane, Everyday Items." The Journal News, April 18, 2008.
2006 Papercity [Houston], March 2006.
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McQuaid, Cate. Immigrant Exhibit is Clearly Meant for Public Consumption. The Boston Globe, July 23, 2004, p. C20, illus.
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2003 Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Winter 2003, cover illustration.
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Smith College, B.A. cum laude, Northampton, MA