mcilroy

EMILY MCILROY
Lecturer
Office Room 310 / 808.956.5252 / emcilroy@hawaii.edu
RESEARCH INTEREST – Drawing and Painting

BIO
Since the death of her twin brother in 2007, Emily McIlroy’s large-scale works on paper have explored the ocean, organisms and elemental processes as metaphors for human experiences of loss, as well as ongoing processes of healing. Emerging from a repetitive process of rendering and erasure, the creation of her recent works in charcoal and oil parallels an endless pursuit of reconciling the past with the present, duration with impermanence, disjunction with continuity. McIlroy also teaches at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. She is the author of “One Half Living for Two: Cross-Cultural Paradigms of Twinship and Twin Loss,” published in OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying.

EDUCATION
MFA – University of Hawai`i at Manoa
BA – Studio Art University of Arizona (summa cum laude)

COURSES TAUGHT
ART 113 (Introduction to Drawing)
ART 123 (Introduction to Painting)
ART 214 (Introduction to Life Drawing)

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