Emily Ludwig Shaffer

CV Emily Ludwig Shaffer


My works are usually tightly rendered depictions of uncanny, intimate, interior spaces and gardens. In the worlds I create, day and night sometimes exist at the same time, perspective falters, and the only figures who appear are stone statues of solid women.  I see these compositions as theoretical explorations of space, light, and color, and as homages to the spaces women build and create.” Emily Ludwig Shaffer
Emily Ludwig Shaffer (born 1988 in San Francisco, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) in 2010 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2017. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at Galerie PACT (Paris, France, 2018 and 2020) and Institute 193 (Lexington, KY, 2019). Group exhibitions include Helena Anrather, Marinaro, The Jewish Museum (New York, NY), False Flag (Queens, NY), L’Inconnue (Montréal, Canada), Unclebrother (Hancock, NY), Gildar Gallery (Denver, CO) and Ellis King (Dublin, IE). Her work has been featured in Whitehot Magazine, Zing, Artspace and Le Quotidien de L’Art.