Kate Emlen

Kate Emlen

Kate Emlen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her BA in literature and art from Kirkland College, and her MFA from the Yale University School of Art.

Kate paints landscape and still life in her Maine studio in the summer and in her Vermont studio in the winter. Occasionally a printmaker and letterpress printer, she prints monotypes on a Vandercook Universal I. She has done residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (1985, 2010) in Johnson, Vermont; The International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture (2007) in Montecastello, Italy; and MICA’s Alfred and Trafford Klots Artists Residency (2012) in Brittany. She was Visiting Lecturer in Art at Dartmouth College in 2013.

In her earlier career as a graphic designer, her silkscreen posters won many awards from, among others, American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Museum Association, New York’s and Boston’s Art Director’s Clubs, the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, and the Warsaw Poster Biennial. As part of an invitational, her poster commemorating the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima was exhibited in Hiroshima in 1985.

Kate’s painting can be seen at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine; George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine; McGowan Fine Art in Concord, New Hampshire; Pompanoosuc Mills Showroom in Hanover, NH and Boston; and Thos. Moser Showroom in Freeport, Maine. Contact her via her website in order to arrange an appointment at her studio.


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