“Inspired by the urban landscape of Chicago, I paint vacant lots, El tracks, neighborhood houses, fast food restaurants, and construction sites. These ordinary scenes share a strong sense of locality but also belong to a larger American landscape and culture. Painting is an active practice for me, an exploration of beauty and resonance in daily life.”
Emily Rapport studied painting at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York (94-95) and received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). Emily has exhibited her paintings in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam. Most recently, her work has been seen in the Rockford Museum of Art Biennial and the Evanston Art Center Biennial. She currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.