Emily Langmade
Class of 2013
Hair 2012, strands of hair on wall, dimensions variable
2012, strands of hair on wall, dimensions variable
<p>When I was little I used to think about the 'voice' my brain has, and wonder about other people's mental voices. I used to wonder if other people thought in words or sentences; did they think in the language they spoke? Or did they think in images? Would I need a translator to understand someone's thoughts if we didn't speak the same language? I used to try to catch a thought before I could turn it into words, which has proved almost impossible; by the time it's realized, there are words or images associated with it. I capture and share snippets of my own pure thoughts.<p>While this idea of sharing experiences and thoughts is the overarching theme of my work, I have many motives for making individual pieces: from experimentation with materials, to commenting on an experience, to illustrating a reaction or making a statement. Everything I make has its roots in my own experience and usually I deal with one theme at a time. This simple structure can speak directly to a viewer and often resonate profoundly at an honest and intimate level.
Emily Langmade, class of 2013

The MFA Fine Arts program reflects the diversity of New York’s many art worlds. Together, the faculty and students form a community of established and emerging artists from many backgrounds who work across disciplines and modes of practice. Our main goals are to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which students can thrive and develop as artists, to foster rigorous critical engagement with contemporary art and other cultural forms, and to produce an ongoing conversation, through work as much as through words, about what we make, how we make it and why.

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