Emily Ludwig Shaffer

EMILY LUDWIG SHAFFER (b. 1988, San Francisco, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn. Shaffer’s paintings and drawings explore the uncanny worlds that arise between idealized forms and environments and the frames through which we experience them. In the worlds she creates, day and night sometimes exist at the same time, perspective falters and the only figures who appear are stone statues of solid women. Shaffer sees these imaginary domestic spaces and gardens as theoretical explorations of architecture, light, time, control and color, and as homages to the spaces women build, create and occupy.

Shaffer received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and a MFA from Columbia University in 2017. She has held solo exhibitions at Galerie PACT in Paris, France, and at the Institute 193 in Lexington, Kentucky. She also participated in numerous group shows over the years at galleries including Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Future Gallery, Peres Projects, Matthew Brown, Mrs. Gallery, Helena Anrather, L’Inconnue, Unclebrother, The Jewish Museum, and Ellis King to name a few.

(Photo Credit: Metal Magazine; Source: Galerie PACT)