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Emily Hartley

As a person, I’m pretty spontaneous but as an artist even more so. Ideas come to me without warning and usually I have the urge to begin on them right away. Since many of my pieces aren’t that thought out, I typically don’t know what a piece is about until I finish it. A lot of my work is inspired by music, dance, language, and culture, especially those of eastern Asia. Time and space also play a heavy roll in my work as I’ve always had an interest in history and the ways in which we perceive and interpret space.

I have a B.A. in printmaking with a minor in painting from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.


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