Emily Somoskey is a visual artist and educator from Akron, OH. She attended The University of Akron’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, in Akron, OH and received a BA in Art Education with a minor in painting in 2013. She is currently a 2nd year MFA candidate at Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, MI. Emily’s current work explores the ways we interface with material culture in our everyday lives, specifically the relationships formed between objects and individuals within the constructed domestic living space.
“My work explores themes related to advertising, consumerism and psychology of identity in connection to home organization and design. Through collaging with advertisements from interior design magazines, I confront and sift through the surplus of images in our society while simultaneously disrupting and recontextualizing their meaning. Digitally collaging these elements together emphasizes the fabricated and artificial qualities inherent in advertisements, while calling into question the false sense of order they depict. When printed, these spaces occupy a physical presence while retaining a digital aesthetic. By integrating a multitude of disparate elements within my work, I search for wholeness, unity, and harmony, while speaking to a broader context of what it means to live in our contemporary society.”