Emily Eveleth

For nearly two decades, Emily Eveleth has insistently pursued the ironic and expressive potential of her signature image, the ordinary and ubiquitous doughnut. The new paintings amplify and extend Eveleth’s technical achievements and formal concerns, while adding dramatically to her pictorial range. Yellow custard slowly emerges from the broken center of a thick, flaky doughnut in the painting "Regency." "Held" offers the viewer a magnificent, lustrous confection, pink frosting cascading into the foreground.

Emily Eveleth was born in Connecticut in 1960. She received an undergraduate degree from Smith College and pursued graduate studies at the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work is included in prominent museums, corporate and private collections. In 2010 the artist had a solo exhibition at Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA. Among other awards, she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Painting, and a French Government Grant for the Artist-in-Residency Program in Rochefort-en-Terre. She was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She currently lives and works in Massachusetts.

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Time to Paint the Doughnuts - by Edward Gomez - Art and Antiques
Emily Eveleth in Art in America by Doug McClemont
03/2013
Emily Eveleth in Empty Kingdom Interview by the Blind Architect
02/07/2012
Emily Eveleth in Grecourt Gate News Smith College, interview by Eric Weld
07/19/2010
Emily Eveleth in The Boston Globe by Sebastian Smee
07/18/2010
Emily Eveleth: Smith College Exhibition catalogue, essay by Linda Muehlig
07/2010
Emily Eveleth in Art in America by Janet Koplos
7/2003
Emily Eveleth in Boston Magazine by Eve LaPlante
09/1999
Emily Eveleth in The New York Times by Edward Gomez
04/21/1999