Thursday, June 20, 2024

Emma Safir

Photo by Yael Malka

Emma Safir (b. 1990 NYC) Safir makes paintings that utilize fabric manipulation, lens–based media, smocking, rasterization, upholstery, and digitization.

Her paintings function as screen simulations, proxies and portals. Safir is interested in hierarchies of labor in relation to gender and digitization.

Safir holds a BFA from RISD in Printmaking and an MFA from Yale in Painting & Printmaking. She has had solo exhibitions at Blade Study, Baxter St at CCNY, SHIN HAUS at Shin Gallery and Bunker Projects; and has participated in group shows at RAINRAIN, Charles Moffett, Jack Barrett, Shulamit Nazarian, Lyles & King, Hesse Flatow, among others. Safir lives and works in New York.

Emma Safir, Girandole III 2023 8″ x 8.5” Pewter, reflective thread needlelace.
Emma Safir, Hole Solution I 2023 14″ x 11″ x ~1.5″ Silk, mdf, appliqué, reflective thread, neoprene, house paint, flashe paint, upholstery foam.
Emma Safir, Modern Prometheus III 2023 79” x 37” x ~1.5” Silk, mdf, appliqué, reflective thread, neoprene, house paint, flashe paint, upholstery foam.
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  1. […] Emma Safir joined us to talk about The Lafayette Rendezvous, Scene 2: What Do Angels Look Like?, a group show in which her work appeared recently at RainRain Gallery. Over the last few years, Safir has become increasingly interested in Catholic mythology, particularly miraculous moments. In particular, she is focused on the miraculous transfer of imagery through textiles. To learn more about this and her work, listen to the complete interview. […]

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