EMILY GAINES DEMSKY
I paint in layers, which is how I see the world. I make paintings on top of paintings, and sometimes on top of words. What we see in a given moment is only the surface – I am looking for the stories underneath. I am interested in the pieces that make up a whole, in what is beneath the surface, in the spaces where the light shines through.
I work in a bright studio in Baltimore, where I paint in acrylic and oil on paper and on wood panel; I make encaustic monotypes on rice paper; I build arrangements of rocks I’ve collected on the beach; I photograph everything, especially light. I write about perspective, gratitude and wonder.
When I’m not working, I’m learning and volunteering; I’m playing cards with my kids and taking pictures of my breakfast; I’m nearly always stitching or knitting; I’m baking brownies or roasting vegetables or walking my dog. I am always practicing gratitude.
I live in Baltimore, Maryland with my husband, our two teenagers, and a chocolate labradoodle named Felix.
2018 Bloom (solo exhibit), Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2017 Group Exhibition, Roland Park Place, Baltimore, Maryland
2016 Grow into the Light (solo exhibit), Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2015 Word Art, Towson Arts Collective, Towson, Maryland
2015 Love, Artstream Studios Gallery, Rollinsford, New Hampshire
2014 Good Mail Day, Artstream Studios Gallery, Rollinsford, New Hampshire
2012 Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2011 Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2010 Exhibit with Philip Koch, James L. Pierce Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2010 Paper, Eyebuzz Fine Art, Tarrytown, New York
2009 Even the Horizon (solo exhibit), James L. Pierce Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland