Emerson Maxwell

August 10, 2017

What name do you go by, and what kind of artist are you?

Emerson Maxwell. I make digital media art and drawings.


Describe your artistic process or practice with three - five words 

Sharing, cartoons, archives, play d’oh, emerson.


Who are some visual art influences that impact your craft?Dunne and Raby, David Horvitz, Walter Scott, Duane Linklater, Laur Prouvost, Aisha Sasha John, Marvin Luvualu Antonio.


Who / what are some non-visual art influences that impact your craft?
Time with my very smart friends.


What are some habits you cultivate to get you into the work groove?

  • XO Tour Life by Lil Uzi Vert gets me so focused

  • Taking notes and making to-do lists on my phone

  • Drinking ONE coffee

  • Being forgiving of myself

  • Smoking a very small amount of weed


If you could see one piece of art right now, which one would it be?

The iPhone notes of every person who I respect and admire.


Describe your residency experience so far.

It’s been very valuable having this space and I feel very appreciative of the organizers. Everyone’s work is very strong and I am learning from being around them. Also ever since I started using the mini fridge it has been even better.


Talk a bit about what you’ve been working on the last few weeks?

I am thinking about routines, actions that have more importance than their results.

I am thinking about the images we use as equipment… communicating with success or failure.

I am working with archives of symbols and digital representations.

I will be showing an installation with receipt printers that loop upon themselves. 


Beverage of choice while working

Water and coffee then a couple of buds a lil later on.


Where will we find your work on opening night? 

-> On the second floor in the back room beside the patio and across from the washroom. <-


Draw a representation of what you look like while you’re working.




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