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Emily Filler


(b. 1982, Ottawa)








Emily Filler is a visual artist based in Toronto, Ontario. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario. Her work has been widely shown in solo exhibitions across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. It can also be found in private and corporate collections worldwide. Filler’s paintings walk the line between the real and the imaginary. There is a sense of the familiar but also the feeling that you are falling into a dream - flowers act as a departure point to a world that dissolves into abstraction. She weaves together painting, printmaking and photography in her ‘painterly collages’, bringing together panels of colour, meticulous patterning and floral elements. Dense mark-making contrasts with airy clouds of transparent colour and screen-printed florals reveal themselves from behind cut and torn paper and canvas. As these processes and elements interlace, they create a hybrid between representation and abstraction.

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