Amze Emmons

Amze Emmons holds a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MA and an MFA from the University of Iowa, and he is currently an associate professor at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues including Works on Paper Gallery in Philadelphia, Kesting/Ray in New York, and OHT Gallery in Boston; his work is in collections ranging from the Baltimore Museum of Art to the Tama Art Museum in Tokyo. He is a co-founder of the art blog, and currently resides in Philadelphia.


Refugee Architecture and Other Systems of Daily Experience

Amze Emmons’ graphite, gouache, and acrylic works present dilapidated urban spaces in various stages of re-composition, from a razed lot boasting only concrete rubble and an abandoned ice machine (Having Fled Already) to a shantytown fully “developed” out of discarded materials (Gift World). Emmons engages in what he calls “hybrid methods, working at the point […]

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