Emma Kohlmann, Being and Being Held, 2023; Limited Edition Print
Emma Kohlmann (b. 1989 in the Bronx, NY) lives and works in Florence, MA. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery (New York, NY); V1 Gallery (New York, NY); Nationale (Portland, OR); Kit Gallery (Tokyo, JP) and more. Her work has been featured in Artnews, The Cut, The Telegraph, and The Creative Independent, among other publications.
Being and Being Held is the artist’s third collaboration with ART FOR CHANGE. A double entendre—a mirrored self, two figures embrace one another in rich red and green jewel tones. “Being” takes on name and action, serving as a reminder for what both the self and others can provide. In her characteristically lush and naturalist style, these enigmatic portraits portray an intimately earnest encounter between both the figures and the viewer. The artist has hand-embellished 15 prints in the edition with details in acrylic paint, making each a unique work.
Being and Being Held, 2023
18 x 23.5 inches
Archival pigment print
Edition of 15
Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 30 with 5AP + 1PP
Signed and numbered by the artist
“I’m happy to be working with ART FOR CHANGE on this third print. I am always glad to be able to give back with my work, and especially toward such an important cause,” shared Kohlmann on the collaboration. “The climate crisis is one of the most significant issues facing contemporary times.”
In support of global reforestation, ten trees will be planted for each print sale of works in this series commissioned on the occasion of EXPO CHICAGO 2023. The artist will also receive 50% of net proceeds from each sale.
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