My work is homage to the body and the character that inhabits the corporeal form.
As an artist and an observer, I devote myself to the exploration of our multi faceted corporeality. It is my desire to tell not one but many stories concerning the theatre of flesh and mind. Bodies and minds are by nature subject to the unpredictable profusion of flux. The diversity of work I create comes from a deep appreciation of the complexity of our form and of our mental brevity. Just as our flesh is unrestricted in composition so is its narrative in relationship to our sense of self and how we relate to others.
Emilee Wooten is a young contemporary figurative sculptor. Miss Wooten grew up in eastern Tennessee, where at a young age she fostered the practice of drawing and painting. This devotion to art led her to achieve many accolades in her early days, such as displaying a piece in an international exhibition in the presidential library.
Miss Wooten earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of art in 2013. There she learned a plethora of both traditional and innovative techniques in ceramics. While in Baltimore, she was able to participate in a variety of artistic experiences such as working collaboratively with mentors on projects and interning in community arts at Baltimore Clayworks.
Emilee's career led her to the Worcester Center for Crafts where she participated as an artist in residence between the fall of 2013 and the summer of 2015. There she developed her artistic sensibilities to new and exciting levels. Her time spent at the Worcester Center for crafts introduced the young ceramicist to a variety of teaching and studio practices, which have affected and impassioned her career.
Currently Miss Wooten is a working artist at South Side Studios in Asheville North Carolina. Here she has found a place to produce a variety of large and small-scale figurative work, as well as an assortment of new artistic endeavors.