Emily Gray Koehler

In Emily’s work, you can experience the places she calls home: City and Country, Prairie and North Woods, Minnesota and Michigan. Emily’s early work reflects her strong ties to her ancestral farm in Michigan’s lower peninsula and her love for the natural world. In them, the viewer catches a glimpse of the human connection. Her recent works concentrate more on the effect of humans on the natural world and how the normally slow natural process is hastened-the fluctuation off ground and surface water, succession of forests, the introduction of exotic species.

Emily graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She is a recipient of the 2015 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. With her grant, Emily developed a new body of work that investigates the ecology of invasive plants in Minnesota. Emily’s work is displayed throughout the country and in Europe.

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