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Emilie Houssart is a visual artist based in upstate New York.

Through painting, printmaking and sculpture, her recent work explores our confrontations with chaos and absurdity, often incorporating natural and discarded materials. Her work can be found in collections internationally.

Emilie was raised in a Dutch household in Norwich, UK, and received her BA Hons. from the University of Durham. She studied and taught drawing and painting at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence with scholarships, graduating in 2006. After years in London and Austin, TX, she moved to the Hudson Valley in 2013, where she is currently Resident Artist in Thomas Barrett's studio at the Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

 

Emilie gives classes, workshops and private instruction in drawing, painting, intaglio and monotype. She has taught at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Vassar College, West Point Military Academy, the Woodstock School of Art and the British Institute of Florence, and is currently an Instructor at Fall Kill Print Works and the Woodstock School of Art. Emilie has worked as Scenic Designer for Austin Shakespeare (TX) and collaborated on opera productions with the Yorke Trust (Norfolk, UK).

Current / upcoming:

Shows:         New Skin, Old Ceremonies  Old Shoe Factory Social Club, St. Mary's Works, Norwich, UK, Nov 4-17

                     Go, Go, Go  (solo) Cunneen-Hackett Theater Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, December 2019 (opening tba)

Residencies: Frans Masereel Centrum printmaking residency, October 2019

Workshops:  Freestyle Monotype, Fall Kill Print Works, Poughkeepsie, NY, November 16, 2019, 10-1

                    

Ongoing small group classes at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY - contact Emilie for more information

Shows:

2019

If We Opened People Up We'd Find Landscapes, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich, UK

EXPORT 2019 Invitational international show and catalog. Co-curator with Xuewu Zheng, Trolley Barn, Poughkeepsie, NY

The Flip Side Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, NY. Curated by Monica Church

2018

Damaged Goods (solo) Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library. Prints made during a residency at Print To The People, Norwich, UK

Catalytics II Co-curated by Emilie Houssart and Xuewu Zheng. Arts Mid-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Paperplay (duo) New works on paper. With Xuewu Zheng, Arts Mid-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY (press)

2017

Catalytics Co-curator and exhibitor with Xuewu Zheng; Arts Mid-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

100! Women Artists Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

32-Hour Projects invitational installation. Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY

2016

We Are Here curated by Xuewu Zheng, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY

Portraits 16 curated by Florence Northcutt, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY

Instructors' Show Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY

Trolley Barn Photography exhibition, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY

2015

Invitational, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon NY

Beekman Street Artist Banners, juried, Beacon, NY

Group show, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY

2014

Women's Drawing Show, curated by Bibiana Matheis, Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Beekman Street Artist Banners, juried, Beacon, NY

The Print Show, juried, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY

2013 

Day of the Dead Contemporary Pop-up show, Poughkeepsie, NY

Nucleus Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY
The Drawing Show Pump Project, Austin, TX
2012
Cantanker: THE END Juried catalog and show, Big Medium, Austin, TX
E.A.S.T. Big Medium satellite space, Austin, TX
Intaglio, Lithography and Silkscreen from Slugfest Printmaking Workshop Jonathan Abrams Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
SLUGFEST Stars of Austin Gallery, Austin Bergstrom Airport, TX
The Drawing Show Pump Project, Austin, TX
Group show, Mandell's Gallery, Norwich, UK
The People's Gallery Juried, City Hall, Austin, TX
2011
East Austin Studio Tour, Pump Project gallery show, TX
2010
Opera Festival Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
Summer Show, Mandell's Gallery, Norwich, UK
2008
East Austin Studio Tour, Pump Project gallery show, TX
March Show, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2007
East Austin Studio Tour, Pump Project gallery show, TX
Guest Artist, Norwich Art Now, Norwich Fringe, UK
John Allen Fine Arts: Spring View, Norwich, UK
2006
Gang of Four, St. Margaret's Church, Norwich, UK
Opera Festival Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2004
Christmas Show, Belgravia Gallery, London, UK
2003
Solo show, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, UK

 

Residencies:

2018

Print To The People, Norwich, UK 

 

 

Theatre and opera:

2013

Scenic Designer, Noel Coward's Design For Living, Austin Shakespeare dir. Ann Ciccolella, Rollins Theatre at the Long Centre, Austin, TX 

2012

Scenic Designer, Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Austin Shakespeare dir. Ann Ciccolella, Rollins Theatre at the Long Centre, Austin, TX

Scenic Designer, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Austin Shakespeare Youth dir. Ann Ciccolella, Curtain Theatre, Austin, TX

2011

Scenic Painter, Shakeseare's Twelfth Night, Austin Shakespeare dir. Ann Ciccolella, Zilker Hillside Theater, Austin, TX

Scenic Painter, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, Austin Shakespeare dir. Ann Ciccolella, Rollins Theatre at the Long Centre, Austin, TX

2009

Scenery and Props, Rameau's Castor et Pollux, The Yorke Trust dir. Jennifer Hamilton, St. Mary's Church, South Creake, UK

2008

Scenery and Props, Handel's Theodora, The Yorke Trust dir. Jennifer Hamilton, St. Mary's Church, South Creake, UK

 

Education:

State University of New York at New Paltz, MFA, 2019-21

Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy 2002-04 (scholarship awards), 2005-06

University of Durham, UK, BA Hons., 1998-2002

 

Teaching:

Emilie teaches private classes, workshops and individually tailored group sessions for adults, from beginners' drawing to advanced painting in oils, intaglio and monotype.

Emilie is an Instructor at the Woodstock School of Art, NY and at Fall Kill Print Works, Poughkeepsie, NY. She has taught classes and workshops at the Charles H. Cecil Studios, Vassar College, West Point Military Academy, and the British Institute of Florence.

Links:

Barrett Art Center

Charles H. Cecil Studios

Fall Kill Creative Works

Woodstock School of Art

Robert Houssart