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Welcome to the portfolio website of Emily R. Fuller

Emily Fuller is a contemporary artist working in mixed media, on paper, oil and acrylic on canvas both figurative and abstract. She was born in New York City and raised in Long Island. Her sensitivity to color, texture and composition was formed early in life by viewing her parents’ copious plantings of flowering dogwood trees, rhododendron, laurel, azalea bushes, perennial flowerbeds, and vegetable gardens. Her grandmother, Lucy Washington Hurry, a noted Long Island water color still life painter influenced her also. Emily studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, where she received her BS in Art Education, the Art Student’s League (with Richard Mayhew), and School of Visual Arts (with John Alexander Parks) in New York City.

Fuller learned the skill of sewing by making clothing at Garland Junior College (now part of Simons University) in Boston. She has been sewing paper and canvas work off and on since 1977 when she put together her first abstract paper and canvas pieces.  In those pieces the artist sewed one slightly smaller piece of paper or canvas on top of another sometimes using the sewing of lines with tread to express a pattern.  Using wood working tools on the paper and glue on the canvas, she made marks like animal tracks, planted garden rows, symbols for trees, and repetition in barn roofs on the surfaces.  These marks linked to the landscape are continued in her current collage work.

Originally she choose to be an abstract artist, her collages allow her to use the abstract marks she has used over 30 years to combine abstraction with realistic photographic elements. In her landscapes she searches for the abstract in realistic views that she combines to make her landscapes more interesting. Color and calligraphy in the form of marks have always been a very important aspect of her work.

The artist currently resides in New York City and northeast Dutchess County.


"Emily Fuller's paintings present plain views of neighboring hills; she returns repeatedly to the same landscape, ensuring a sense of commonality with the land. Equally important are these works' commitment to painting; her marks ensure that we see them as paintings, not depictions."

- Vincent Katz
Poet & Art Critic

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