W&L Art Professor’s Paintings Featured in Several Exhibits A new member of the art faculty, Emma Steinkraus recently completed an exhibition at the Hashimoto Contemporary in Los Angeles.
Emma Steinkraus, assistant professor of art at Washington and Lee University, recently completed an exhibition at the Hashimoto Contemporary in Los Angeles. Her work was featured in the “Somebody” group exhibition that ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1.
The “Somebody” exhibit featured eight artists who explore abstraction and stylization of the human form, depicting the physical and emotional within their subjects. Steinkraus’ painting is featured along works from Liz Flores, Lanise Howard, Kathryn Kampovsky, Hanna Lee Joshi, Marianna Olague, Kevin Sabo and Shingo Yamazaki.
According to the Hishimoto Contemporary website, the artists “paint the reality they see or would like to see, affirming and underscoring the importance of representation or reflection of one’s self in art. Painting is used as a means to record the influential and everyday, to allow reverence that you are someone worth documenting — that you are somebody.”
In addition to showing at the Hashimoto Contemporary, Steinkraus was recently featured in the “Exit 26” exhibition at the Monti Gallery in Latina, Italy, and she is the cover artist for the current issue of New American Painting. She has also completed residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), the 1969 Gallery Invitational Artist Residency (June 2022) and the Wassaic Project, and she led the inaugural Young Artist Program at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation.
Steinkraus joined the W&L faculty in July 2022 after serving as an assistant professor of fine arts at Hampden-Sydney College. She earned a B.A. in studio art from Williams College and a MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa.
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