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Emily Litsey

Emily Litsey

Seemingly disparate words, imagery and concepts often have more in common than meets the eye, and I attempt to bring these varied elements together to reflect my experiences. My goal is to collect scattered fragments of thoughts that can never quite form themselves into a finished picture or a completed sentence and transform them into compositions that depict the tension of something that is unresolved and just out of reach.
Central to my work are the pursuit of identity and the complexities

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About My Work:

My work makes use of a variety of materials to create drawings, paintings and collages that reflect my ideas.  I am very interested in exploring the search for self-identity and the paths people take in an attempt to reach a point where they feel satisfied with their lives.  Much of the subject matter in my pieces is symbolic of these journeys.

Pricing Information:

-8″x10″ giclee prints of my work range from $20-$25.

-Small and medium sized pieces typically range from $50-$200.

-Large pieces are typically $300 and up, depending upon the size.

-Commissioned pieces include all supply costs, plus a negotiable fee that roughly translates to $50 per hour.


-Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts Education, Indiana University, 2005

-Master of Arts in Museum Studies, IUPUI, 2012

-Teacher of various levels of drawing, painting and photography, Whiteland Community High School, Whiteland, IN

-Art Coordinator, Gallery at Fletcher Place Arts & Books, Indianapolis, IN

-Arts initiative volunteer, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis


-Art Education Association of Indiana

-National Art Education Association

-American Association of Museums


-2017: Selected as a resident artist at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy

-2017: Recipient of the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship

-2013: Selected as the”Teacher/Museum Partner” by the Art Education Association of Indiana

-2011: Selected by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to participate in the “Power of Art” workshops in Washington, D.C.


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