Recent Work
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work dry cleaning bags, mop head, paper mache, mirrors, acrylic paint
Teardrop Costume
2016
dry cleaning bags, mop head, paper mache, mirrors, acrylic paint
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Teardtop
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic and gouache on paper
Double Helix
2016
acrylic and gouache on paper
81 x 44.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic, gouache, ink on paper
Where the Ocean Began
2016
acrylic, gouache, ink on paper
81 x 44.50 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic on paper
Home
2016
acrylic on paper
74 x 45
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic on paper
Drama Queen
2016
acrylic on paper
75 x 44.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic amd ink on paper
Left: Gift weapons Right: Heart
2016
acrylic amd ink on paper
72 x 42
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic on paper
Tear Drop Boat
2016
acrylic on paper
72 x 42 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic on paper
Jinx
2016
acrylic on paper
49 x 45 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work acrylic on paper
Mechanical Tears
2016
acrylic on paper
49 x 45 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Biirthday Thing Number 50
2015
15 X 3 feet

Wood, wire mesh, blue foam, cable ties, twine, TVs, plastic dry cleaning and shopping bags, bottle caps, wine corks, artificial flowers, and other found objects.

Videos:
Dumb Belle, 1:09, 2009
I Burn For You, 3:09, 2015
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
rear veiw of Birthday Thing number 50
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Detail of Birthday Thing
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work  photographs can be found under "Links" on this page
I Burn For You
2015
photographs can be found under "Links" on this page

Emilie Dopppelganger, a life-size doll of myself, completes the final chapter of her life. After years of working as a subject in photos, movies, and a play, she retires in a goodbye burning fitting of her compelling and beloved spirit that unfolded before the camera. She has been liberated from her earthly bonds.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work video can be found under "links" on this page
I Burn For You
2015
video can be found under "links" on this page
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Right: KusamaME 2015 Left: Kusamarama 2012
2015
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work ink and acrylic on paper
Pink Pedal Cabaret
2015
ink and acrylic on paper
102 x 52 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work ink and acrylic on paper
Bell Flowers
2015
ink and acrylic on paper
102 x 52 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work  ink, acrylic and watercolor on paper
Levitating Garden
2015
ink, acrylic and watercolor on paper
72 x 52.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work  ink and watercolor on paper
Gift Basket For Helen
2015
ink and watercolor on paper
72 x 52.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work  ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper
Trellis
2014
ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper
109 x 52.5 x inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work ink and acrylic on paper
Flower Basket
2015
ink and acrylic on paper
102 x 52.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work found paper, adhesive, sharpe, wood
Tomorrow Is Another Day
2014
found paper, adhesive, sharpe, wood
8 x 4 feet

Making Being Late An Art Form. This paper-airplane was made by collected "Late Notices" security guards receive if they are tardy to work. I also designed this dress to match my piece.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work mixed media
Cyclops custume
2014
mixed media
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work Video to watch video it's under "links" on this page
Faking It: A Family Portait
2014
Video to watch video it's under "links" on this page

Two homemade life-size dolls I created of myself and a friend, Emile and Nick Doppelgänger, get married, have sex, and produce a baby.Two years later the family spends a spring afternoon in Central Park, sitting under a cherry tree and miraculously fly a kite.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work Video
"Now Is All You Own" Kusama Visits Kusama (performance at the David Zwirner gallery )
2014
Video

Video in process
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Trapeze Artist
2014
5 feet x 12 feet x 5 inches

"Trapeze Artist" Hand-sewn and stuffed painted canvas, Sharpie , fake fly, wooden ladder, metal leaf. The text on this bra describes the mating habits of the hanging fly. The image of a bra was inspired by a photograph I took of a real fly that had settled on the breast of another sculpture of mine. "Sexpot".
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work sewn, stuffed canvas, paint, fabric, sculpey, embroidery thread
Large Folk Doll
2013
sewn, stuffed canvas, paint, fabric, sculpey, embroidery thread
7 feet
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Two Large Folk Dolls
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work neon, wood
Ancient Altar
2012
neon, wood

This piece was inspired by the ancient greek funerary krater.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work wood, paper, ink
Wall Flower
2012
wood, paper, ink
9.50 x 5 x 3 feet

Spattered and drawn ink on paper using eyedropper; cut-out blossom is affixed to wood. Stem and leaves are cut out wood, painted with ink.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work Sheet metal, liquidreflector, spray paint, LED safety flare, gaffers tape, head band.
Crusher Eye
2013
Sheet metal, liquidreflector, spray paint, LED safety flare, gaffers tape, head band.
11 X 12 inches

Home made Eye for Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips.Concert @The Wellmont Theater, Montclair N.J.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work video  to watch video go to "Links" on this page
Kusamarama
2012
video to watch video go to "Links" on this page
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work ink on Paper
Bell Ringing
2011
ink on Paper
45.5 x 52.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work ink on paper
Large Bell
2011
ink on paper
72 x 52.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work Ink on Papar
Bing Bong
2011
Ink on Papar
72 x 52.5 inches
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work ink on paper
Large Mourner
2010
ink on paper
110 x 52.5 inches

The figure and details of this drawing are appropriated from an ancient Greek funerary krater that I have frequently guarded at the Met. The mourner is surrounded by controlled spills and drips indicating tears or blood.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work enamel paint on wood with electrical lights, metal drains, video
Dumb Belle
2009
enamel paint on wood with electrical lights, metal drains, video
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Dumb Belle video under "Links" on this page
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
sexpot
2012

Sexpot was produced by drawing an outline with charcoal on two sheets of drop cloth, which were then hand-sewn together, trimmed, and stuffed with fiberfill and black foam. I then painted her with acrylic paint, and adorned her with earrings made from papier-mâché and metal leaf. She is over eight feet tall, and was inspired by Neolithic and ancient Greek artifacts.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work Painted plaster, wood, motor
Self-portrait as an infant
2011
Painted plaster, wood, motor
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work wood, fiberfill, fiber, painted plaster, human hair
Baby Guard Aka Uniganger
2012
wood, fiberfill, fiber, painted plaster, human hair
30 x 12 inches

Video can be seen under "links" on this page
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work wood, enamel paint, light bulbs, wine bottles, paint cans
Night Flower (for Robert R.)
2010
wood, enamel paint, light bulbs, wine bottles, paint cans
15 x 6 Feet

This piece is dedicated to Robert Rauschenberg, whose retrospective I guarded at the Metropolitan Museum in 2006. His combines inspired me to put my first light bulbs in my work. The “pedestal” of wine bottles and paint cans evokes alcohol’s reputation as a creative fuel.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Detail
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work beer cans wire
Blanket
2013
beer cans wire
9.50 x 3 feet
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Detail of Blanket
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work beer caps, metal wire
Snagged
2010
beer caps, metal wire
10 x 10 feet

I was inspired to save my beer caps out of a love of folk art I have seen over the years incorporating them. Every individual beer cap
in my piece I touched relays a story of time spent drinking alone or with others.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Detail of Snagged
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work wood, metal leaf, rope, found objects
Celestial Kite For JC
2013
wood, metal leaf, rope, found objects
9 X 2.75 feet
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Two Details of Celestial Kite For JC
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work gouache and ink on paper, TV monitors, electrical wiring, wooden crates, video performance by artist
Portal
2008
gouache and ink on paper, TV monitors, electrical wiring, wooden crates, video performance by artist
92 x 94 inches

Three adjacent TV monitors on wooden crates display separate hour-long videos documenting the complete “performance” of the artist (sometimes masked) at work on the drawing.
Emilie Lemakis Recent Work
Detail of "Portal"
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