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Hi. I'm Emily. I'm an illustratoR 

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, the natural world, and environmental happenings, especially regarding the effects and relationship humans have with all of these.

I live in a small house in Grand Rapids, Michigan 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, working in my yard, adventuring the outdoors, or having late night bonfires with my friends.  

To check out my work in progress or get a closer peek, 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

Creative Quarterly 53 The Journal of Art & Design Magazine 2019

Creative Quarterly 53 The Journal of Art & Design Online Gallery 2019

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

Myth Education  by David Fletcher book 2017

exhibitions / galleries

Present:

Lions & Rabbits Gallery Grand Rapids, MI

2018:

KCAD’s 90th Annual Student Exhibition Kendall College of Art & Design Grand Rapids, MI

2017:

Art Bazaar Foremost Barbershop   Grand Rapids, MI

First Fridays Avenue for the Arts Grand Rapids, MI

2014:                         

Con Artist Crew Group Show The Meanwhile Grand Rapids, MI  

2013:     

Nightmare on Wealthy Street The Meanwhile  Grand Rapids, MI    

Con Artist Crew Group Show 1111 Godfrey Gallery Grand Rapids, MI 

2012:

First Fridays Avenue for the Arts  Grand Rapids, MI

Con Artist Crew Group Show 1111 Godfrey Gallery Grand Rapids, MI