Dale Emmart (she/her b. New York City) graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1975 with a BFA and received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. Between degrees, Professor Emmart lived and worked in San Francisco and Boston, was employed as a Printmaker, and taught at The Commonwealth School. She moved to New York in 1983 to open and manage a large studio space in Tribeca and began teaching at various private schools including the Brearley School where she retired after 20 years. Since 1984 she has been an instructor of drawing and painting as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University, The Parsons School of Design, The Rhode Island School of Design, Brooklyn College, and New York Institute of Technology, and she has taught landscape painting workshops in Scotland, Paris, The Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, and Art New England at Bennington College. Emmart has exhibited widely in New England, the midwest, up-state New York, Pennsylvania, New York City, and her works can be seen in numerous public and private collections in the United States and Europe. Dale Emmart has been in residence at The MacDowell Colony and The Virginia Center for the Arts, and was awarded a NYFA Grant in Painting, and an Artist Workspace Grant from The Dieu Donne Papermill. The John Davis Gallery, in Hudson New York, gave Emmart three solo exhibitions in 2011, 2013, and in 2016. She has been a guest lecturer at University of Scranton, 2016 and at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in 2010.
In 2016 Emmart had solo exhibitions at The Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, Scranton Pennsylvania’ and at the Lodge Gallery, Hawley, Pennsylvania, and CAS Gallery in Livingston Manor , NY. Two group shows, “Multiple Incremental Repetition’ and ‘Just…Sky’, were curated by Emmart for the DVAA Gallery in Narrowsburg, New York. Emmart co-directs a landscape artist retreat and workshop in Portugal, Plein Air Portugal and was Department Head of Art, at The Brearley School, in New York City from 2015-2021.
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