Emily Bicht is a multidisciplinary artist based in Queens, New York. Bicht works in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, and ceramics to explore identity, belonging, and the tension between desire and reality; often set in the domestic space. Her practice draws on themes such as intersectional feminism, gender roles, capitalism, and the 'American Dream'. Formally her pieces explore that tension in her use of materials and execution. 'Dream Home' paintings becomes dreamy, aspirational and unattainable, ceramic pieces become over-decorated and negate functionality. She also creates functional ceramics, another exploration of domestic comforts.
Emily has been an active artist for over twenty years and a member of several artist groups, including The Exhibitionists and Open Ground. She received a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. In 2020 she was a recipient of the Queens Council for the Arts New Work Grant. Recent shows include a solo show at Alley Gallery in Rutland, VT and participation in MOTHER/FATHER at womenswork.art in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Bicht currently lives in Astoria, NY with her travelling companion and two small cyclones. Her current exhibition “Emily Bicht: Domestic Anxieties'' will be showing at Local Project, 11-27 44th Road, Long Island City, Queens from November 30 through December 19, 2020.