Emily Gilman Beezley

Raised in Jackson Heights, NY

Lives & works in Glen Rock, NJ and Manasquan, NJ

 

Artist Statement: Exploring a wide range of subjects from figurative expressionistic paintings to representational abstracts, I am driven to capture ephemeral light whether it be artificial stage lighting, the precise moment the sun descends below the horizon or the effect of sunlight filtered through a green canopy. Many of my paintings are inspired by a recurring dream of epic proportions featuring tidal waves and threatening skies. A common thread throughout my body of work is a bold color palette relying heavily on cadmium red, Prussian blue and viridian. How viewers react to these color choices and symbolic elements further informs my artwork. 

 

About the Artist:  Emily Gilman Beezley’s passion for artistic expression has led to a lifelong dedication to exploring a variety of traditional and non-traditional mediums.  Gilman Beezley studied watercolor, printmaking and oil painting at the H.S. of Art & Design, Colgate University, the École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, France, the Art Student’s League of New York and Parsons School of Design.

Curator: Glen Rock Public Library Art Gallery 2014 to Present

Founder: Springboard, an artist mentoring community

Memberships: Studio Montclair; Monmouth County Arts Council; Belmar Art Council; The Art of Tuesday Night; The Art Center of Northern NJ, Shrewsbury Guild of Creative Art

Gallery Representation:

Timothy Smith & Sons LLC; 37 Market St. Onancock VA

Main Street Gallery; 131 Main St. Manasquan NJ

In the news: 

Current and Future Exhibitions:

Past Exhibitions​

  • October 5 - 30: "27th Annual Open Juried Show", Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad St., Shrewsbury NJ

  • September 5 - October 19, 2019: "Inspired by ...Quilts!", Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair NJ

  • October 12: "The Bergen County 55th Annual Art in the Park Show and Concert", Van Saun Park, Paramus NJ

  • October 5, 4:00-10:00pm: Live Painting! See how I transform a vintage door into "The Green Portal", Main Music Art & Brew Fair, Atlantic Park, Hackensack NJ

  • September 5 - September 30: "Images of Glen Rock", Glen Rock Public Library, Glen Rock NJ

  • August 14 - September 14, 2019: "Love the Shore", Belmar Arts Council, 608 River Rd., Belmar NJ

  • May 21 - August 23, 2019: "Summertime Blues, Greens & Reds Solo Exhibition", Gallery211, Two Eleven Broad, Red Bank NJ

  • August 2 - August 29: "Inside Small" exhibition, The Stable, 259 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood NJ

  • July 1 - July 27, 2019: "Art of Tuesday Night", Glen Rock Public Library, Glen Rock NJ

  • June 29 - July 27, 2019: "Pushing the Envelope", Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council, Newton NJ

  • June 28 - August 9: "State of the Art 2019", Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair NJ

  • June 5 - July 13, 2019: "Bird Tales Juried Art Exhibit", Belmar Arts Council, 608 River Rd., Belmar NJ

  • May 31 - June 1: "The Art of Time", Hamilton Jewelers, 92 Nassau St., Princeton NJ

  • May 24 - June 23, 2019: "Long Beach Island Works on Paper", Gallery LBI Foundation, 120 Long Beach Blvd, Loveladies NJ

  • May 11 - June 10, 2019: "Luster", L'Atelier Berkshires, Great Barrington MA

  • May 10 - June 1, 2019: "Happy Art: An Homage to Bob Ross", Belmar Arts Council, 608 River Rd., Belmar NJ 

  • May 18 - June 22, 2019: "32nd Skylands Juried Exhibition", Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council, Newton NJ

  • April 6 - May 4, 2019: Hera Gallery "Shame", Wakefield RI

  • April 6 - May 4, 2019: Athens Art Gallery "Untitled - a Juried Exhibition", Crawfordsville IN

  • April 3 - June 22, 2019: ArtVale Gallery "The Egg Show", Oakland CA

  • March 31 - May 4, 2019: "Wayne Art Center's Regional Juried Spring Open" Wayne PA

  • March 8 - 10, 2019: St. Catherine's of Bologna "20th Anniversary Celebration of the Arts" Ringwood NJ

  • March 2019: Fort Lee NJ Artists Guild "Juried Art Spring Festival"

  • March 2019: NNJ Arts Association “Printmakers Exhibition”

  • February 2019: NNJ Arts Association “Celebrating Diversity in Bergen County” juried exhibition

  • January 2019: The Mansion at Strathmore: "Night: The 28th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition", Bethesda MD

  • December 2018: "Springboard" Group Exhibition

  • November 2018: Focus New Jersey juried exhibition

  • Sept 2018 - Jan 2019: "16 Small Works" solo exhibition at Artists & Architect Salon, Ridgewood NJ

  • July 2018: Art of Tuesday Night group exhibition

  • April 2018: Monmouth University Center for the Arts Pollak Gallery “Artivism” juried exhibition

  • April 2018: Studio Montclair “By Chance” juried exhibition

  • April 2018: West Orange Art Association “Art from the Heart” group exhibition

  • March 2018: St. Catherine of Bologna’s Patron of the Arts juried exhibition

  • February 2018: NNJ Arts Association “Celebrating Diversity in Bergen County” juried exhibition

  • January 2018: Ridgewood Institute of the Arts juried exhibition

  • November 2017: Focus New Jersey juried exhibition

    • 1st Place Printmaking: “Wave

  • November 2017: Winner’s exhibit at the Bergen County Administration building  

  • October 2017: Bergen County’s Art in the Park juried exhibition

Best in Show: "Low Tied"

"Flying Home" - Self Portrait

TESTIMONIALS

Gilman Beezley is an extraordinary talent.  She can bring a subject to life in amazing ways.  We are proud owners of both a commissioned work of our beloved dog and a beautiful painting of ballerinas. Highly recommend! -Megan & Terri B., Sarasota FL

TESTIMONIALS

Gilman Beezley’s use of color is vivid and extraordinary, at once reminiscent of the great 19th Century impressionists, while proffering a unique surreal beauty that is imaginative and contemporary. -Bruce W., San Francisco, CA

My wife and I had been searching for the right piece to tie our family room together. Once we saw "And the Water Shall Rise" in Onancock, neither of us could stop thinking about it — it had to come home. The vivid colors and toeing of the line between reality and dreams in the work makes us both happy every time we see it. - Charlie S., Norfolk, VA

Gilman Beezley is an extraordinary talent.  She can bring a subject to life in amazing ways.  We are proud owners of both a commissioned work of our beloved dog and a beautiful painting of ballerinas. Highly recommend! -Megan B., Sarasota, FL

“What I like most about Emily‘s art is her versatility. I have purchased four pieces from her, and each one is so unique and different in style you would hardly even guess they were from the same artist.” - Amy P., Denville, NJ

The painting came! And it’s even more beautiful in person! I love it. Thank you. -Trity D., Toronto, CA

We just received the painting and couldn’t be happier and more impressed with your talent. For now we all want to look at it every day so it’s going to stay on the mantle until we figure out a perfect spot. -Alden H., Scottsdale, CO

"McDowell Mountains" arrived and I love it. It is hanging above my desk and makes me happy just to look at it. Thank you, -Bill D., Sonoma, CA

© 2018 by Emily Gilman Beezley                                                         egilbeez@gmail.com 

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