The People There: Paintings by Emily Moll Wood
November 5, 2013 - February 23, 2014
Emily Wood earned a Master of Arts degree inpainting at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011 and a BA in art from Ouachita Baptist University in 2004. She has also studied painting at the Art Students' League of New York. After being trained to paint in oils, she started painting in acrylics while living and painting in a tiny New York City apartment. Emily has taught art for the Little Rock School District, is currently the Chair of the Painting and Drawing Department at the Arkansas Arts Center and has been a painting and drawing instructor at the Museum School since 2008. Emily has been accepted into and won awards in juried exhibitions throughout the South, and her work can be found in public and private collections across the United States. Through her work, Emily says, “I hope to communicate not only a sense of place through people but universal qualities of humanity and connectivity. The application of paint, or in some cases the absence of paint, is used as part of the narrative of my work.”
Image above: Emily Wood, Temple Guard, 2013, acrylic and graphite on wood panel, 24 in. x 24 in.