Emily Elisa Halpern

Emily Elisa Halpern

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Emily Elisa Halpern

I maintain a studio in an artist colony in Los Angeles, California. Much of my recent work reflects on contemporary society and the political upheaval currently featured on the news. My interpretations are combined with my unconscious and become self-portraits of sorts- of a dark and quirky inner life. No one meaning predominates, only states of ambiguity, where strong undercurrents of emotion combine with murky, dream-like scenes of danger and destruction and contribute to a disjointed sense of unease in an unpredictable world.

Education

MFA San Diego State University, 2012

BFA Pratt University, Brooklyn, NY 2008

Associates in Applied Science, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 2002

BA Criminology, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada,1994

Events

2020

“Political Discord”, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, www.laslagunagallery.com

“Living Democracy”, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 2020-2021, https://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/platform gallery/2020-21-platform-gallery-exhibition-living-democracy/

Beehouse Journal, https://beehousejournal.weebly.com/summer-2020-issue.html, Summer 2020

“Abstract Distraction”, Castelli Art Space, https://www.artsy.net/show/castelli-art-space-abstract-distraction, August 7th- December 31st 2020

“OCCCA@40”, Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts 40th Online Exhibition, occa.org, June 6th-July 26th

“Ready Lane”, City Gallery, AH 314, San Diego City College, 1508 C Street, San Diego, CA, February 6th- March 4th

2019

City Council Chamber, Calabasas City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA, November 13th-August 13th 2020

“Colors Combine Exhibition”, 214 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA, November 9th- December 8th

“Symbolic Gestures”, Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, September 28th-October 19th

28th Annual Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA, July 19th-August 24th

“Let Me Eat Cake Too”, Blue Roof Studios, 7329 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, June 20th-July 13th

“Absolutely Abstract”, Yucca Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center, 58325 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA, February 2nd - April 21st

“Ready Lane”, Centro Estatal De Las Artes, Ensenada, Mexico, November 30th- Feb 28th

“Pearly Gates Collection”, Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center, 58325 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA, Nov

“Ready Lane”, Centro Estatal De Las Artes, Ensenada, Mexico, November 30th- Feb 28th 2019

“Pearly Gates Collection”, Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center, 58325 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA, November 3rd- January 20th

“Ready Lane”, Centro Estatal De Las Artes, Tijuana, Mexico, Oct 13th-Nov 13th

“Labor of Love”, Art Share LA, 801 East 4th street, Los Angeles, CA, Sept 15th- Oct 15th

2018 California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
August 8th-24th

Athenaeum’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA, August 4th- September 1st

“The Next Big Thing”, Blackboard Gallery, 2222 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA July 6th-Aug 18th

“It’s Time”, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA, July 7th –August 12th

LA Artcore Juried Exhibit, LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Brewery Arts Colony, Lincoln Heights, 650 A South Ave. 21, Los Angeles, CA, July 1st-29th

Pasadena Art Show, Laemie Playhouse 7, Pasadena Theatre, 673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA, June 13th –Sept 13th

“Thread Count: New directions in Fiber Art”, Arts Benicia, 991 Tyler St., #114, Benicia, CA June 2nd-July 1st

“We Rise”, Task Force, Culture Creating Momentum, 1726 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, May 19th-28th

“Bunker Opens Doors”, Lark Gallery, Long and Great Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA, May 6th-25th

“Artist & Researcher 2”, Hoyt Gallery, Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, CA, May 2nd-July 15th

“Guilt”, Jewish Women’s Theatre, 2912 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA May 1st-June 20th

33rd Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Civic and Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA, April 21st-June 15th

“Into Action: A Celebration of Community Power and Cultural Resistance,” 1726 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA, January 13th-21st

LA Art Show 2018, represented by Sergott Contemporary Alliance (SCAA), Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall, Los Angeles, CA, January 10th-14th

“Abstract Power Show”, Coagula Gallery, 974 Chung King Road, January 4th-14th

Exhibitions

Halpern's work has been shown throughout the United States in exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and Vancouver. She is in private collections in North America, Europe and Shang-hai.