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Hi. I'm Emily. I'm an illustrator & designer. 

I work in a wide variety of two-dimensional mediums, but I'm mainly drawn to my pens and markers these days. I enjoy the imaginary, the surreal, and the ability to bring forward hidden aspects of reality using illustration. I'm inspired by science, nature, human obstacles, and environmental happenings.

I live in a small house in Grand Rapids, MI with my partner, Collin. Our home is filled with antiques, plants, trinkets, and lots of quirky charm. When I'm not drawing, you can find me metalworking (I'm an amateur jeweler), cooking, adventuring the outdoors, or having late night bonfires with my pals.  

To check out my work in progress or get a closer peak, follow me on Instagram:

@bladesofgold

For freelance / commission requests or questions,  feel free to contact me by e-mail:

emilyluyk@gmail.com

Check out my shop page or find my work on Etsy:

www.etsy.com/shop/emilyluykart

PUBLICATIONS

CQ 49 - 50 Online Gallery by Creative Quarterly Journal of Art & Design 2018

Myth Education written by David Fletcher 2017

exhibitions

2017:

Art Bazaar Foremost Barbershop  

First Fridays Avenue for the Arts

2014:                         

Con Artist Crew Group Show The Meanwhile  

2013:     

Nightmare on Wealthy Street The Meanwhile      

Con Artist Crew Group Show 1111 Godfrey Gallery 

2012:

First Fridays Avenue for the Arts 

Con Artist Crew Group Show 1111 Godfrey Gallery