EMILY KAY RICE
ABSTRACT ARTIST // DESIGNER
ST. LOUIS, MO, USA
Emily Kay Rice is an abstract artist from St. Louis. Her collection of work is multifaceted, ranging from a variety of mediums, with a primary focus of acrylics and ink.
Emily has been exploring the capabilities of mixed media fluid art since 2015. Her therapeutic process involves taking the uncovered emotions surrounding life's ever evolving experiences, and giving them a visual abstract representation. Unlike the traditional methods of acrylic pour, using a can of spray paint allows her to control each chosen color directionally across the canvas. Emily desires to express some of the dimensional capabilities of spray paint as a medium in its own right, aside from its traditional street art reputation, exploring the pull and push between the artist’s level of control and the paint’s own intrinsic qualities.
Emily has had the privilege of presenting several solo exhibitions across St. Louis, including The St. Louis Renaissance Airport Hotel, Missouri Baptist University, "The Night Owl", and has also participated in numerous group exhibitions across the St. Louis area, including STLArt.Org's 33June, Manchester Arts Gallery's "Life In Motion", and St. Louis Intersect Arts Center's "Reservoir".
Emily continues to work professionally in a variety of trades among the fine arts. Accompanied by a Bachelors of Arts degree in Theatre from Missouri Baptist University where she is currently working as a theatrical set designer, Emily also served as a Visual and Performing Arts Educator at Visitation Academy of St. Louis years 2018 and 2019. Emily is credited in the areas of graphic design, set design, street art, and children’s book illustration.