Elizabeth Emery’s performative collaborations look at how we interact with one another on a daily basis. Although these relationships can be uncomfortable, the visual elements of the installations are cheerful, colorful, and optimistic. Her projects combine fleeting moments (conversations and physical movements) with captured remnants of what has occurred (recordings, prints, photographs). Emery investigates what is currently happening as celebration of everyday good life. Her work has been exhibited nationally at visual arts organizations and public events including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Cleveland), William Busta Gallery, The Sculpture Center, Spaces, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Oberlin College, IngenuityFest, and internationally in Slovakia, China and Korea. In 2011 she won the Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Arts from Syracuse University. Emery holds a MFA from Alfred University and a BA in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Emery grew up in gritty Philadelphia and pastoral Lawrenceville, NJ. She lived in New York City from 1986 to 1999 where she designed textiles for clothing. In an unexpected career change Elizabeth then raced bicycles professionally for ten years, traveling all over the world and throughout the United States.
Corrie Slawson’s work is informed by land-use and community life cycles. The Cleveland Heights native earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design (Painting and Printmaking) and her MFA (same media) from Kent State University. In 2011, Corrie was awarded an Individual Artist Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council and, in the same year, was separately awarded a residency at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden, Germany by the OAC and Zygote Press. Her work has been exhibited at various visual arts organizations in Cleveland, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Cleveland), Zygote Press Inc., SPACES Gallery, LAND Studio (formerly Cleveland Public Art), Heights Arts and the Beck Center for the Arts. Nationally, she has exhibited in Nashville, TN, Columbus OH and the Rockford Art Museum (Rockford, IL) and internationally, in Dresden, Germany. Corrie lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband, their son, various pets and works part-time for Zygote Press, Inc. and The Sculpture Center when not in the studio.
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