Emily Peacock, Delicately Nuanced, Archival Inkjet Print, 8 x 12", edition of 20, 2020
"For nearly a decade, I have collaborated with my family to create videos and photographs which examine and celebrate this bond. Family history and relationships, domesticity, and personal loss and tragedy are the foundation of my work. In the last four years I have experienced divorce, the untimely passing of my mother, getting remarried, and now the birth of my only child. The death of my mother has shaped my work, and life, more than any other experience I’ve had. Recently becoming a mother myself has only intensified the magnitude of her absence.
The human condition and absurdity are both integral to the images I make. I enjoy the idea of making someone laugh but also cringe within the same image.
All humans experience loss and pain, and from this commonality I enjoy connecting with people through my art, knowing they may relate to it on a personal level. Someone once told me the more specific you get with your work the more universal it can be. We all look the same from a certain distance."
- Emily Peacock
Emily Peacock (b. 1984 Port Arthur, Texas) received her B.S. from Sam Houston State, Huntsville in 2006 and her M.F.A. from University of Houston in 2011. Peacock was a 2013-2014 Lawndale Artist Studio Program artist-in-residence and she recently received the Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant for 2016. Her work has been show at: Diverseworks, Houston, Beefhaus, Dallas (solo), Hello Project, Houston (solo), Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Deep Ellum Windows, Dallas (solo), Blaffer Art Museum, Houston and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Peacock’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Peacock is also an incredible comedian and writer who unabashedly tells the truth of her life. Read two COVID-19 articles she wrote about her practice and struggles with the pandemic in I cannot stop creating things and That wasn't the whole story
Peacock is supporting the Houston Area Women's Shelter