Emily Prosper is an abstract artist living and working in Albany, NY. She earned her BFA in Painting and Sculpture with a Minor in Art History from the College of Saint Rose in 2019.
She has exhibited her work in group shows throughout New York including Albany Center Gallery in Albany, the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, , The Laffer Gallery in Schuylerville, as well as Cooperstown Art Association in Cooperstown. She has also shown her paintings at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT. Her most recent showing was a Solo Exhibition titled Captured Happenings at B. Beamesderfer Gallery in Highland Park, NJ.
Abstracted sketches derived from photographed spaces are digitally projected and reconstructed onto flat canvas. Intuitive connection, reactive mark making, and transformation shape the compositions to be unrecognizable yet familiar. Every stage of each piece forms new associations and networks. Each layer of flat paint pushes color, saturation, value, and line to stray further from representation. The contrast of color and thin black line creates a rhythm that weaves and flows through each work to create spacial shifts or a lack thereof.