Emily Dober (b 1992) is an emerging painter and illustrator whose figurative works centre on the female form as portrayed in magazines and advertisements. Working from a gently drawn pencil and ink outline, her strong sense of composition and considered layers of colour gives her work a distinctive, personalised style. One of her principal concerns is analysing specific movements and gestures of the female body. While her work in this collection appears as abstract studies, strong women are clearly the focus. Represented mid-motion and set within a carefully blended background, Dober creates a highly emotive space to explore perceptions of femininity.

Dober has worked at Arts Project since 2011 and presented her first solo exhibition in 2017. Her work has been curated into numerous national group exhibitions, including the upcoming exhibition Summertime in Brooklyn curated by Lisa Slominski. Her work is held in private collections throughout Australia. 

Walk through our latest exhibition via entering a virtual room or scrolling the slideshow below or download the catalogue Emily Dober – The Girl Clone.

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Produced by Sim Luttin Curator & Gallery Manager and Jo Salt Gallery Administrator at Arts Project Australia.