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About

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Emily Cate Sabree (b.1981) is an oil painter and mixed media artist. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Sabree is currently living and working in Manhattan. Emily is a member of the Art Students League of New York where she studied portraiture and figure painting with Sharon Sprung.

In 2022, Emily was an artist in residence at JX Farms. Sabree has exhibited at the Highline Stages in Chelsea. Her work is in private collections across the United States. In 2023, Emily's work will be included in MYTHOS curated by Clintel Steed.  

Exhibitions

2023 Mythos Group exhibition, Curated by Clintel Steed, New York, NY

2022 Summer Lovin' group exhibition, treat gallery, New York, NY

2022 Piccolo group exhibition, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY

2022 The Color of Nature group exhibition, Inside Small Art Exhibits, Rockland, NY

2022 Art in the Time of Corona Vol. 3 Group exhibition, Dab Art Co., Los Angeles, CA

2022 Group exhibition, The Student Concours, Art Students League of New York, NY

2022 ETERNITY Group exhibition, The Holy Art Gallery, London, UK
2022 Best in Show Group exhibition, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY
2022 Group exhibition, Rockland Arts Festival, Rockland, NY
2021 Group exhibition, Spring Collection, The Christenberry Collection, Columbia, SC

2019 Solo exhibition, Artist of the Month, Corks on Columbus, New York, NY

2018 Group Exhibition, International Women’s Day Event, West Elm, New York, NY

2018 Group exhibition, The Student Concours, Art Students League of New York, NY

2018 Solo exhibition, Artist of the Month, Corks on Columbus, New York, NY
2017 Group exhibition, Single Fare 4, Highline Stages, New York, NY

Artist Statement

As I enter middle age, creating art is still an act of rebellion. I was raised to be a good Baptist girl in the American Deep South. Authentic, often irreverent, self expression is at the heart of my creative endeavors. I incorporate play and experimentation into my oil painting practice. The use of stencils and spray paint in my work evolved from experiments with embroidered letters and print-making. Whether I am drawing, painting, creating mixed media or working digitally, my work comes from a place of cautious optimism. I hope to convey a sense of fun and lightheartedness.