My artwork explores the use of story and symbols to mythologize natural phenomena, such as transformation and lifecycles. Mythology, scientific history and New Age idealism become starting points for an investigation into the creation of meaning and the formation of knowledge. My material choices are governed by each material’s cultural history and its ability to impart meaning.

 

Emily Endo, born in San Diego, California, received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. Endo has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in multiple group shows across the country. In 2013, she received an Artistic Focus Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland, Oregon.