Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Emily Gherard (Seattle) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2002) and her MFA from the University of Washington (2004). Her work explores the idea that painting and drawing have the ability to present inanimate objects in ways that allow the viewer to empathize with them. Her work has been shown at Francine Seders Gallery, Museum of Northwest Art, Seattle City Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 4Culture, Henry Art Gallery and Blindfold Gallery. In 2006, Emily won a PONCHO Special Recognition Award; was a finalist for the Betty Bowen Award in 2006 and 2010; a Neddy at Cornish Finalist in Painting in 2013; and is this year’s Stranger Genius Nominee in Visual Art.

Emily received 2014 GAP funding to purchase specialty papers, drawing supplies and standard size frames for her works on paper.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.