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EMILY CHIMIAK

EMILY CHIMIAK

Artist Work

Genesis At Epsilon
2007
acrylic on canvas
30x30"
In Drying Clay, In Crystals, In Bodies, In Leaves
2007
acrylic on canvas
20x30"
The Moments After Are More Than the Moments Before
2008
acrylic on canvas
30x30"
Between Star and Air and Flesh
2007
acrylic on wood
24x24"
Memories Cast Down From the Trees
2008
acrylic on canvas
9x12"
This One Will As Well
2007
acrylic on canvas
20x30

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

What is the function of painting in the collective effort to communicate? Buried under pieces of symbols, lacking standardized rules of grammar, the message in a painting would hide but for our instinct to endow patterns with meaning. What is the relationship between painting and other expressions?

Artist Bio

In rare circumstances, science, art, and spirituality can merge into a complete inspiration. Local artist Emily Chimiak explores the overlapping areas of her inspiration. As a trained chemical engineer and painter, she possesses both artistic intuition filtered through a keen, analytical mind. Her abstract style focuses on the process of painting. She claims that the question underlying her work asks, what the function of painting is compared to other forms of expression such as speech or music? Emily graduated from University of Maryland at College Park where she studied both Chemical Engineering and Fine Arts. During her college years, she also studied with Les Helenes, an artisan community in Valleries, France. Her artwork has been exposed in Stylus: UMCP’s leading art magazine, 2009 New Art International, the West Gallery (University of Maryland: College Park), auctions for Engineers Without Borders, Adaptation Art (Philadelphia, PA), and at DEKKA (Washington, DC). She is currently working in collaboration with her sister, Elle Chimiak who is a fellow chemistry student and a writer. The two study the process of communication by forming dialogues between paintings and poetry.