Emmi Whitehorse

Born in 1958, Crownpoint, NM
Lives in Santa Fe, NM

Emmi Whitehorse is a painter and printmaker. Using a private language of symbols and memories, Whitehorse makes ‘personal diaries’ of her life as an artist and of her aboriginal heritage. She creates textures and colors that conjure up the atmosphere and experience of the New Mexico landscape. “This land appears in her work simultaneously as very distant and very close up, in atmospheric washes and sharp details and lines. As we see, her paintings are consummate abstractions, welcome in the world of art for art’s sake for their finely balanced forms and colors. They are also metaphysical views from the Navajo world. As such, they offer to viewers`from both worlds’ a glimpse of what art can be”.” (Lucy Lippard)

Emmi’s most recent lithograph is All which includes signs, symbols and fragments of Navajo words floating in field of color. She has also completed a few new hand colored monoprints including, Light on Water.

Emmi Whitehorse is represented in many public collections including the Heard Museum, Phoenix; the Joslyn Museum, Omaha; the St. Louis Museum; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe.

More information about Emmi’s work can be found at www.ewhitehorse.com.

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