Over Easy. Oil Paint Atop Mixed Media

Paul Emory

Zanesville, OH



1987  MFA  Ohio University
1982  BFA   Pratt Institute
1981   BFA   Ringling School of Art & Design
1977  Columbus College of Art & Design 

Solo Exhibitions

2015  New Work, Sharon Weiss Gallery
2012  The Vintage Show, Hayley Gallery
2010   Joy, Sharon Weiss Gallery
2005  Fine Art Works Center

Group Exhibitions

2015  Governor's Invitational
2015  The Ohio State Fair
2013  The Ohio Art League
2011   Urban Arts Space

Selected Collections

The Limited
Supreme Court of Ohio
Zanesville Art Museum
Ringling School of Art & Design

Artist Statement

I believe the best works of art make us ask questions. I like to be surprised by paintings. It could be the subject matter or unpredictable materials or simply color combinations that I never imagined could work so well together. 

So when I created my egg piece, I tried to incorporate this element of surprise by using relief in forming the eggs, creating a decorative band around the center of the large Ostrich egg. 

I like the idea of egg on egg-edible, life giving and sustaining.    

Even though my piece appears quite whimsical, it seems to possess a mystical or sacred element. For me, this dichotomy keeps me engaged