Emma Kohlmann, (b. 1989) Bronx, New York. Kohlmann received a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts. Kohlmann’s paintings retrace the subconscious with symbolism drawn from flora, fauna, ancient statues, figurines and mythological narratives. She creates her deeply spiritual dreamscapes on burned wood frames and inhabits them with multi-headed trees, deeply-rooted plants, angels and wondrous animals with human faces. Kohlmann’s work does not employ traditional composition or naturalistic proportions, taking away any sense of hierarchical order — plants, animals, and humans coexist peacefully as they morph into interchangeable entities.
Solo exhibitions of Kohlmann’s work have taken place at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York City; Silke Lindner Gallery in New York City, V1 in Copenhagen, Denmark; NEVVEN Gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden; and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Kohlmann’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona; Venus Over Manhattan in New York City; The Pit in Los Angeles, Stems in Brussels, Belgium; and Golestani in Düsseldorf, Germany.