Emily McIlroy uses the practice of drawing and painting, and her own particular practice of abstraction, as a means of connecting inner and outer landscapes. Her large-scale works on paper explore forces and life forms of the natural world as metaphors for human experiences of love, loss, grief, and wonder. Emerging from a repetitive process of rendering and erasure, the creation of her recent works in charcoal and oil parallels an endless pursuit of reconciling the past with the present, duration with impermanence, disjunction with continuity. McIlroy also teaches at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.
MFA - University of Hawai`i at Manoa
BA - Studio Art University of Arizona (summa cum laude)
ART 113 (Introduction to Drawing)
ART 123 (Introduction to Painting)
ART 213 (Intermediate Drawing)
ART 214 (Introduction to Life Drawing)
ART 313 (Advanced Drawing)