the artist

Amze Emmons

Amze Emmons

Philadelphia, PA

Amze Emmons

A multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking, Emmons leverages both painterly and graphic marks to create images that evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals.

Fast Facts

Name: Amze Emmons


Place of Birth: Amsterdam, New York

BFA, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1996
MFA, University of Iowa, 2002

Significant or special training:
Boy Scouts, 1985-87, received several merit badges

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Jack Beal, James Krehbiel

Particular field of study or class work:
Printmaking, drawing

Major influences/admired artists:
80’s figurative realism, Bay Area Figurative Painters, Precisionists, John Cage, Felix Gonzales- Torres, Stephanie Syjuco

Favorite materials or media:
Anything but pastels

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Dolan Maxwell, Philadelphia, PA
Park Life, San Francisco, CA
Paradigm, Philadelphia, PA
The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

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