For nearly two decades, Emily Eveleth has insistently pursued the ironic and expressive potential of her signature image, the ordinary and ubiquitous doughnut. The new paintings amplify and extend Eveleth’s technical achievements and formal concerns, while adding dramatically to her pictorial range. Yellow custard slowly emerges from the broken center of a thick, flaky doughnut in the painting "Regency." "Held" offers the viewer a magnificent, lustrous confection, pink frosting cascading into the foreground.
Emily Eveleth was born in Connecticut in 1960. She received an undergraduate degree from Smith College and pursued graduate studies at the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work is included in prominent museums, corporate and private collections. In 2010 the artist had a solo exhibition at Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA. Among other awards, she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Painting, and a French Government Grant for the Artist-in-Residency Program in Rochefort-en-Terre. She was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She currently lives and works in Massachusetts.