Emmett Moore

EMMETT MOORE is a Miami-based artist and designer known for a technically rigorous interdisciplinary approach that challenges notions of functionality and fluctuates seamlessly between design and art examining our relationship with the built environment. Moore’s work utilizes processes taken primarily from architecture and industrial design, working with found forms of everyday objects to speak to the universality and timelessness of the utilitarian and quotidian. His material language consists primarily of secondhand goods and refuse to break down inherent hierarchies within the physical world and elevate the mundane. The content is based on personal history, nostalgia, and a collective past demystifying systems of value and removing authorship from form. Within this framework functional objects transcend their purpose and achieve an elevated role.

His work has been shown institutionally at the RISD Museum, the Frost Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum, the Bass Museum of Art, and is in the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum Miami. He was the first Miami-based designer to exhibit a solo exhibition at Design Miami/. He is represented by Nina Johnson gallery in Miami, Fl.

Moore’s work has been covered by Art in America, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, Cultured Magazine, Architectural Digest, Artsy and The Art Newspaper among others. Moore was named the Miami New Times’ Best Visual Artist in 2015 and 2021.

(Source: Emmett Moore; Image Credit: Ian O'Connor)