Entanglements | Emilee Guilfoyle

Emilee Guilfoyle is an unsettled queer woman, emerging artist, and theorist-in-training. She is a recent BFA graduate of Emily Carr University’s Critical and Cultural Practices program, where her practice is rooted in interdisciplinary praxis. She has recently been accepted in Simon Fraser University’s Postbaccalaureate Program in Arts and Social Sciences for Fall 2020 to continue her journey in academia.

In this particular mixed media series, she explores the materiality of the land through adopting artistic methodologies. Through experimenting with the sculptural qualities of monotype printmaking and collage techniques; she repurposes manmade materials to resemble something illusive in nature.

 

Contact Info: 

Instagram: @emalee_paige

Email: guilfoyleemilee@gmail.com

"not knowing is knowing," 2020. Mixed Media Monotype. 24 x 56".

Emilee continually investigates an interdisciplinary space that consists of relational thinking and art-making. She is interested in the relationships or entanglements of knowledge between our bodies, non-human entities, and the land. The land is not merely an item of possession, but it is rather an active reciprocal relationship of culture, conversation, and knowledge.

Emilee is humbled and privileged to be residing on Coast Salish Territories, specifically, the Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓ əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ ilwətaɁɬ) Nation, or commonly known as Vancouver, BC.

"spiritual entanglement", 2020. Mixed Media Sculpture. Dimensions Variable.

These works were installed in the March 2020 student exhibition, Symbiotic, in the Micheal O’Brian Exhibition Commons. This exhibition also featured works by fellow BFA graduates: Lyndsay Mckay, Lyrica Waskalik, and Mirela Malimban.

https://www.ecuad.ca/calendar/symbiotic

Photo Credit: Lyrica Waskalik