ARTIST   STATEMENT


         
BIOGRAPHY
Emilia Van Nest Markovich grew up in New York. She studied at Alfred University, and then received
her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the University of New Mexico.  After moving to Denver,
Colorado she obtained her Master of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. She maintains a
studio in Centennial, Colorado, where she works on a variety of pastel and acrylic painting.  Emilia has
been an art educator for over 30 years, during which time she received numerous awards for her work
and her teaching.  She has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and her
work is included in many public, corporate and private collections, including the Colorado Art in Public
Spaces Program, University of Colorado, Denver Hospice, Denver’s Children’s Hospital, Swiss Bank,
Amoco, Kaiser and the Mc Donald’s Corporation.  Galleries in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs,
Albuquerque and Chicago have represented her
work.
RESUME
2013    
Healing Arts Exhibit, Parker Adventist Hospital, Parker, CO
Broomfield Art In Public Places Exhibit,1ST Bank Center,
Broomfield,CO
2012
Telluride Festival of the Arts, Telluride, CO
  Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte, CO
  Parkview Fine Arts Festival, Aurora, CO
2011
One2One Studio, Cherry Hills Village, CO
  APS  Art Educators Exhibit, DAVA Gallery, Aurora, CO
  Anshutz Medical Library Gallery, Aurora, CO
2010
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
  APS Art Educators Exhibit, DAVA Gallery, Aurora, CO
Show of Hands Gallery, Denver, CO
2009
Gilpin County Arts Association Jurors Invitational Show, Central
City, CO
APS Art Educators Exhibit, DAVA Gallery, CO
Show of Hands Gallery, Denver, CO
2008
Alumenart Gallery, Los Ranchos, NM
APS Art Educator Exhibit, Admin Building, Aurora, CO
  Show of Hands Gallery, Denver, CO
2007
East End Applied Arts Gallery, Aurora, CO
Show of Hands Gallery, Denver, CO
  APS Art Educator Exhibit, DAVA Gallery, Aurora, CO
2006
Show of Hands Gallery, Denver. CO
Aurora Public Schools Art Educator Exhibit, DAVA Gallery,
Aurora, CO
2005
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
Aurora Public Schools Art Educators Exhibit, Aurora History
Museum, Aurora, CO
2004
Aurora Chair Affair, City Municipal Building, Aurora, CO
Aurora Public Schools Art Educator Exhibit, Aurora History
Museum, Aurora, CO
2003
Colorado Art Expo, Denver Convention Center, Denver, Co
Show of Hands Gallery, Denver, CO
2002
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
Aurora Public Schools Art Educator Exhibit, Aurora History
Museum, Aurora, CO
Art and Soul Gallery, Boulder , CO
Show of Hands Gallery, Denver, CO
2001
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
Celebrate Colorado Arts Festival, Denver, CO
2000
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Busch Gallery, Boulder, CO
1999
Busch Gallery, Boulder, CO
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
Fine Arts Exhibit, Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO
Parkview Fine Arts Festival, Aurora, CO
1998
Busch Gallery, Boulder, CO
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
1997
Busch Gallery, Boulder, CO
CAEA Exhibit, Core Gallery, Denver, CO
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
1996
Busch Gallery, Boulder, CO
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
1995
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Busch Gallery, Boulder, CO
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
1994
CAEA Exhibit, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver,
CO
Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada,
CO
1992
Blossom Festival Art Exhibit, Canon City Arts Center, Canon
City, CO
1991
Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
CAEA Exhibit, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
1990
CAEA Exhibit, Denver University, Denver, CO
1989
Art Zone, Jewish Community Center, Denver, CO
1988
Draw '88, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO
Greenwood Village Show, Greenwood Village, CO
Atwell Gallery, Colorado Springs,CO
1987
Dimensions, Carson/Shapiro Gallery, Denver, CO
1986
Communications '86, Mountain Bell Center, Denver, CO
Abacus Gallery, Denver, CO
1985

1983
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1981
1980
Invitaional, Gilpin County Arts Assoc., Central City , CO
Designer Showhouse, Denver Junior Symphony Guild, Denver,
CO
Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
Diversions, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
Draw '82, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO
12 Promising Artsists of Northern Colorado, Horizons Gallery,
Fort Collins, CO
Arts '81, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO
Group Exhibit, Albuquerque National Bank, Albuquerque, NM
Rutgers National Drawing, University Arts Gallery, New
Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers National Drawing, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers
University, Camden, NJ
EXHIBITIONS
© 2016 EMILIA VAN NEST MARKOVICH
AWARDS


2012       Honorable Mention, Parkview Arts Festival, Aurora, Co
1999       Best Of Show, Parkview Fine Arts Festival, Aurora, CO
1996       Best of Show, Colorado Art Education Assoc. Exhibit, Denver, CO
1994       First Place, Colorado Art Education Assoc. Exhibit, Denver, CO
1991       Best of Show, Colorado Art Education Assoc. Exhibit, Littleton, CO
1984       Honorable Mention, Own an Original, Littleton, CO
             Drawing Award, Gilpin County Arts Assoc., Central City, CO
             Jurors Award, Designer showcase House, Denver, CO


EDUCATION



1994        MA Visual Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
1978        BFA Painting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1973        Alfred University, Alfred, NY



TEACHING


2012-2013     Pastel Collage Workshops, CAEA Conferences, CO
2011-2013     Student Teacher Supervisor, Regis University, Denver, CO
1983-2011     Art Educator K-8, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, CO
1980-1983     Art Educator K-5, Thompson School District R2-J, Loveland, CO



SELECTED COLLECTIONS


Colorado Art in Public Spaces, Department Public Health, Lowery Lab, Denver, CO
Colorado Art In PUblic Spaces, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Denver Hospice, Denver, CO
Chicago Cubs, Chicago, IL
Swiss Bank, Chicago, IL
Allstate, Chicago, IL
DSC Logistic, Chicago, IL
Amoco Corporation, Denver, CO
Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO
Mountain Bell, Denver, CO
Mc Donalds Corporation, Denver, CO
The Denver Partnership, Denver, CO
Scandicon Corporation, New York, NY
Private Collections


REPRESENTATION


La Mesa of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Artful Home, www.artfulhome.com

Nine Dot Arts, Denver, CO
Lewis Graham Associates, Denver, CO

2015       28th Women"s Work Show, Old Court House Art Center,          
2014       Group Exhibit,Framed Image Gallery, Denver, CO
             Healing Arts Solo Exhibition, Littleton Hospital, Parker, CO
             Women's Edition Signed and Numbered Print Show,Skylite Station, Denver, CO
             Healing Arts Solo Exhibition, Parker Adventist Hosptital, Parker, CO
My work draws inspiration from nature and the environment.  I combine imagery from the organic
and manmade worlds that I alter and abstract.  The exploration of color, line and patterning become
important elements in creating a personal narrative. The use of collage is a part of my working
practice which centers around constructing meaning through pieces that interact together to create
the final work.

The work uses chalk pastel on black paper, that is worked in layers of color creating rich texture
and surface application.  Drawings are recombined together with gold leaf drawings, that symbolize
preciousness, to create a new perspective on space and time, real and imagined.