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Exhibitions

2024    Works on paper 6, Blue Shop Galleries, Group Show, London UK

2024    The Big Softie, Soft Times Gallery, Group Show, San Francisco CA

2023    Land Between, Never Lab, Portland OR

2023    Views From The Other Side, Alberta Street Gallery, Group Show, Portland OR

2023    Common Ground, 312 2nd Ave S, Group Show, Seattle WA

2023    Awakenings, Sidestreet Arts, Three-Person Show, Portland OR

2023    Inside a Memory, Visionary Art Collective, Virtual Exhibition, New York NY

2023    Small Works, James May Gallery, Virtual Exhibition, Milwaukee WI

2023    Canyon, Fresh Salad, Online Exhibition, Virtual Exhibition, @freshsaladart 

2023    Layers of Sentiment, Stumptown, Portland OR

2022    Water Briefed, Lolo Pass, Portland OR

2021    Canyons were already, Ernie and Gray, Salem OR

2020    Canyons were already, Jailbreak Studios, Portland OR

2019    Line and Ligament, The Ou Gallery, Two-Person, Show, Duncan British Columbia 

2019    Horizon Line Sleepwalker, Jailbreak Studios, Portland OR

2018    Disco Rice, The Hazel Room, Portland OR

2018    Disco Rice, Turn Turn Turn, Portland OR

2017    Group Auction Fundraiser, UNA Gallery, Group Show,  Portland OR

2017    Layers of Sentiment, Impossible Box Arts, Portland OR

2016    A Garden of Forking Paths, Trust Art Collective and Gallery, Group Show, Portland OR

2016    3rd Annual Living Mark Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Group Show, Portland OR

2016    3rd Annual Abstract Sanctuary Exhibition, Group Show, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland OR 

2016    The Brief History of a Human, ZuZu Salon and Gallery, Portland OR

2015    The Printmaker’s Hand III, Group Show, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend WA

Future

2024    Dumb Luck, 3446 NE Broadway, Portland OR

 

 

Public Art

2024    Interior Wall Mural, Lunch Counter, Jackson Hole WY

2024    Exterior Wall Mural, The Courts Skatepark, Portland OR 

2023    Interior Wall Murals, 16 total, Good Shepherd Village Affordable Housing, Happy Valley OR

2023    Exterior Mosaic Mural, Design Completed, Scheduled Install 2025, Portland OR

2023    Interior Wall Mural, Henry Higgins, NW 23rd, Portland OR

2023    Interior Wall Mural, Henry Higgins, Sellwood, Portland, OR

2022    Exterior Ceiling Mural, Enso Hotel, San Francisco CA

2021    Airstream Interior Mural, Mobile Salon, CA

2021    Interior Wall Mural, Residential, Seattle WA

2020    Interior Wall Mural, Enso Float, Portland OR

2020    Temporary Exterior Wall Mural, Communion, Portland OR

2019    Interior Wall Mural, Residential, Portland OR

2019    Interior Wall Mural, Kenton Hotel, Portland OR

2018    Interior Wall Mural, Honeymoon Tattoo, Portland OR

Publications

2023    Issue 6 New Visionary Magazine, Printed and Virtual, Visionary Art Collective

2023    Spring Exhibition Catalog, Printed and Virtual, I Like Your Work Podcast

2023    Suboart Magazine March 2023 #2, Printed and Virtual, Suboart

2022    Water Briefed Exhibition Review, Variable West

2022    “Water Briefed,” Printed Book, Regional Arts and Culture Council Grant

2015    “The Edge,” Online Magazine, The Gravity of the Thing

Balancing Buoyancy and Desolation: Emily Kepulis at Lolo Pass - Variable West

New Visionary Magazine, Issue 6

Spring Exhibition Catalog (2023) | I LIKE YOUR WORK

Suboart Magazine March 2023 #2 by suboartmagazine - Issuu

Water briefed, 2022 | artist

The Edge | Emily Kepulis – The Gravity of the Thing

Awarded

2023     Arts3C grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council 

2021     Make|Learn|Build grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council

2019     Artist Residency, The Ou Gallery, Duncan British Columbia

2017     Working Artist Grant Recipient: http://workingartist.org/

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Emily Kepulis is a mixed media visual artist and muralist living in 

Portland, OR.

Her work explores the concepts of home and selfhood and how they are shaped by memory and experiences, recurrently changing and nonlinear. Materializing into imagined landscapes that often home soluble, ambulating figures, Kepulis’s paintings acknowledge home as a physical place as well as a place within the body and a locus of perception. Each layer takes on an immortal quality, albeit much of the time buried by more paint, reflecting the impermanence and adaptability of all we call home, all we call selfhood, as well as their permanence in the present moment and in memory. She references family photos, artwork from her lineage, her own past paintings, and anonymous found photos in further exploration of how we are shaped by that which surrounds us, our perceptions of ourselves, and our attachment to the self in relation to the whole. In layering paint, image, pencil, and archive, Kepulis rehearses the cobbling together of humanness: personally, socially, ancestrally, and spiritually.

Kepulis, Midwest raised, made her way to the Pacific Northwest in 2012 and graduated from Portland State University where she studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and creative writing. Her paintings have been shown with galleries around the United States, Canada, and the UK, most recently Blue Shop Galleries in London and Soft Times Gallery in San Francisco. She has been commissioned for murals and painting projects in both residential and commercial spaces, notably at Teton Lunch Counter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and a ceiling mural at the entrance of Kimpton Hotel Enso in San Francisco. You can find her writing at the online magazine "The Gravity of the Thing'' as well as in her first solo printed publication titled "Water Briefed." Her paintings have been featured  in New Visionary Magazine, Suboart Magazine, and I Like Your Work Magazine, among others. 

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