Bio

During the past decade, Emma Kohlmann has developed a distinct visual universe, easily recognizable for its amorphous figures. Rendered in an evocative color scheme and framed in pyrographed cherry wood frames, her signature style has with the last series settled into an almost naïve, folksy symbolism. The same hybrid figures appear in Kohlmann’s paintings again and again: bodies turn into candelabras, heads unfurl wings, a tailless cow acts as shelter, and women grow leaves as limbs. Strange in a way that only Kohlmann can do. 

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Born 1989 in New York City, US
Lives and works in Western Massachusetts


EDUCATION

Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, BA


SELECTED SOLO EXIHBITIONS

2023
Jag Gillar Dig, Public Service Gallery, Stockholm Art Week, Sweden

2022
Night Thoughts, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021
Summer Paintings, Jack Hanley Gallery, Easthampton, New York, US
Emma Kohlmann, Tennis Elbow / The Journal Gallery, New York, US
The Nature of Women, Art She Says, curated by Claudia Cheng, online exhibition, March 8 – April 8, 2021

2020
Glowing In The Dark, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, US

2019
I Saw Two Suns, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Material Art Fair, Jack Hanley Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Gossamer Threads, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
​Magic Symbols, New Image Gallery, Los Angeles, California, US

2018
Emma Kohlmann, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, US
Sun Spots, Nationale, Portland, Orlando, US
Thank You Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia, US
New Works Tennis Elbow, The Journal Gallery, New York, US

2017
V1 Gallery booth presentation, Art Athina, Palaio Faliro, Greece

2016
Studies Into Obscurity, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
It Will Be Over Soon, Rozz Tox Art, Massachusetts, US

2015
Artist of the Month, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, US
Spring Love Fever, Mata Gallery, Los Angeles, California, US

2014
Our Bodies Are Made Up Of But Brittle Clay, Farewell Books, Austin, Texas, US


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2022
V1 XX - Twenty years of V1 Gallery, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art Herning, V1 Gallery, Herning, DK
AllTogether, curated by Tom of Finland Foundation, The Community, Paris, France

2021
And You Will Shine and Shine and Shine, Unspent and Underground, Golestani Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
CHART Art Fair, V1 Gallery, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lampadephoria, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020
Mine IV, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eros Unlimited,
 with Rose Eken and Danielle Orchard, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Today’s Special #6, curated by Amanda Færk, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Today’s Special #3
, curated by Astrid Wang, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 
The Birds, CHART Art Fair with V1 Gallery, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
Sweet Cheeks, BPQLA and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, California, US
Paper Bound, by ​Susumu Kamijo, Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Emma Kohlmann and Mason Saltarrelli, Turn gallery, Manhattan, New York, US
Re_Arrange, Juxprojects, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey, US
Ashtray Show, Fisher-Parrish Gallery, Brookl​yn, New York, US
Tables, Pots and Plants, VOLTA14, V1 Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
MaidenForm, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, New York, US
Mirror of Venus, New Image Gallery, Los Angeles, California, US
Chimera, Fisher-Parrish Gallery, New York, US
A Tree Falls in the Woods, Hashimoto Contemporary and Fmly Projects, San Francisco, California, US
Kisses, 0.0. La Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
Emma Kohlmann and June Culp, Harpy Gallery, Rutherford, New Jersey, US
NewFangled, New Image Gallery, Los Angeles, California, US

2017
MINE, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nude, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Say Yes
, Curated by Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, US
Art Herning, V1 Gallery, Herning, Denmark

2016
V1 Gallery booth presentation, CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Parlor, VOLTA12, V1 Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Gardens of the Pure, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Arizona, US
Pleasures and Treasures, Ampersand Gallery, Oregon, US
Gallery & Fine Books, Oregon, US
Art Herning, V1 Gallery, Herning, Denmark

2015
Under Heavy Manners, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Artemsia, Cuevas Tilleard Projects, New York, US
Special Interest Group, Three Kings Studio, Brooklyn, New York, US
Ugly Americans, KIT Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
New Work, Big Love Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Seducers, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, US
Sisters, City Bird Gallery, Manhattan, New York, US

2014
Ive Been Planning, While You’ve Been Playing, Pop up gallery at Hotel Astor, Miami Art Basel, Miami, Florida, US
Person, Place, or Thing, 68 Projects, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, Germany
After itself, Fugitive Art Space, Easthampton, US
Putt Putt Boom Boom, Fugitive Art Space, Easthampton, US
Not Dead Yet Art Show, S.H.I.B.G.B’s, Toronto, Canada
PSYCHO MAMA, The Northern Gallery, Olympia, US
National Poster Retrospectus, A.P.E Gallery, Northampton, US
Animal Ranch, Flying Object, Hadley, US
Art From the Hearth: Celebrating Hungry Ghost’s 10 years, A.P.E Gallery, Northampton, US
Enlargement Show, HeadQuarters, Northampton, US

2013
New Works, by Nina Hartman and Emma Kohlmann, Black Dot Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Super Mega Summer Show, Superchief Gallery, Manhattan, US
Death in Flesh, Laundry Lung Collective, Brooklyn, US
Art and Noise, HeadQuarters, Northampton, US
Now Sucks Thee, HeadQuarters, Northampton, US
Ruins of a Rube, Fucked Up’s Long Winter Event, The Great Hall, Toronto, Canada
Ephemera from the Underground, Flywheel, Easthampton, US

2012
Sumi Ink and Water Works, Arts Night Out: Thornes Market, Northampton, US Shrines, Laundry Lung Collective, Brooklyn, US
Entwined, North Light Gallery, Brooklyn, US
Art Show, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, US

2011
Missing Parts, Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, US


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Acquired 2015Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, New York, US


ARTIST COMMISSIONS

2018
Kara Store Calendar, KARA
Album art for ACLU Benefit Compilation, Wharf Cat Records

2015
Woman in Public by Elaine Kahn, Cover artwork, City Lights, San Francisco Psychic Blood, Back cover art, Wharf Cat Records, New York, US

2013
Hoax LP Los Angeles, Poster

2012
Caught on Tape Thurston Moore and John Moloney LP, Feeding Tube Records Natural Law 7in, Spring Trash, Hardware Records


SELECTED PROJECTS

2018
BLÅ TIME Super8 film, curated by Emma Leth and Albert Grøndahl, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


RESIDENCIES

2019
 
Upcoming Artist in Residence University of Austin, US

2018 
Stoneleaf Retreat, Kingston, New York, US

2013 
August, Black Dot Gallery, co-residency with Nina Hartmann, Montreal, Canada

 

Selected Works
Plant Portal. 2021
Acrylic on canvas in pyrographed cherry frame
79 x 143 cm
Come and Hide 2021
Acrylic on canvas in pyrographed cherry frame
49 x 79 cm
Night Thoughts. 2022
INSTALLATION VIEW
v1 gallery
FOUND MY SHADOW SELF REACHING OVER ME. 2021
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS IN PYROGRAPHED CHERRY FRAME
61.5 X 46 CM
Open the Door. 2021
Acrylic on canvas in floating cherry wood frame
155.5 x 125 cm
EK Grapefruit. 2021
Acrylic on canvas in floating cherry wood frame
79 x 59 cm
TRYING TO GROW. 2021
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS IN PYROGRAPHED CHERRY FRAME
99.5 X 74 CM
Night Thoughts. 2022
INSTALLATION VIEW
v1 gallery
Night Thoughts. 2022
INSTALLATION VIEW
v1 gallery
Am I Spiralling. 2021
Acrylic on canvas in pyrographed birch frame
145 x 177 cm
UNCERTAIN TOUCH. 2020
WATERCOLOR AND SUMI-INK ON PAPER IN
ASH FRAME WITH ULTRAVUE GLASS
43 X 35 CM
BURNT ORANGE COITUS. 2020
WATERCOLOR AND SUMI-INK ON PAPER IN
ASH FRAME WITH ULTRAVUE GLASS
43 X 35 CM
BRIDGE AND BIRDS. 2018
WATERCOLOUR AND SUMI-INK ON PAPER. IN SMOKED OAK WOOD FRAME WITH TRUE COLOUR GLASS
63 X 57 CM
INTERIOR CLUSTER WITH YELLOW BIRD. 2018
WATERCOLOUR AND SUMI-INK ON PAPER. IN SMOKED OAK WOOD FRAME WITH TRUE COLOUR GLASS
63 X 57 CM
I SAW TWO SUNS. 2019
INSTALLATION VIEW
V1 GALLERY

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EMMA KOHLMANN WATERCOLORS

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Night Thoughts, 2022

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