As in my own work, I hope that Fragments of Persephone will be able to incite a dialogue and create an awareness of how we experience the world, and if we are fully able to experience our lives on our own terms, and if not—why?
Emily Burns is an artist and designer who lives and works in Central Pennsylvania. Born in 1986, Emily grew up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, an experience that influences much of her work. She received her BFA in painting from The Pennsylvania State University in 2008, and continued her education at The Grand Central Academy in New York City as well as Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She went on to work for Jeff Koons in New York City before returning to her own studio. Her work has been exhibited both internationally and throughout the United States. Some of her recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions at Kipp Gallery at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Adventureland Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Her work was also included in recent group exhibitions at John Malloy Gallery and The Lodge Gallery in New York City. Her work has been featured in print publications such as Four Magazine and Catapult Art Magazine, as well as online media such as Beautiful Decay, Hi-Fructose, and Juxtapoz. She is currently pursuing her MFA at The Pennsylvania State University.