Emily Lavalier- a collage artist from Minneapolis- works in a unique style of "High-Density Collage" using cut paper to create works of art that seem to evolve as layers are added. This style of work brings scrapbooking, collage, and illustration together into a textured and detailed finished product. This style of collage is one that takes scissors and exacto blades, books and magazines, tissue paper and gems, and a lot of time. Each original collage takes between 200 and 500 hours of work, with every inch of the work containing hidden touches of detail. Emily works on each original for approximately 3 months and usually has a few originals in progress at a time.
Please take your time to explore the process behind this artwork! Below are some pages to click through to see more photos of works-in-progress, as well as EmLavArt's full upcoming schedule. We also try to stay up-to-date on Facebook and Instagram @EmLavArt, so follow along!
Thank you for visiting and hope to see you soon. Enjoy!
Originals and Reproductions
Shows and Awards
2015- 'A Year In' solo show at 1812 Bryant Ave. S, Hanging in Northgate Brewing, Stone Arch Bridge Fine Art Festival, MN
2016- Excelsior Art Fair, Park Point (Winner- Judges Choice), Highland Art Festival (2nd Place- Mixed Media), Loring Park, Powderhorn Art Festival, Tall Ships Festival Duluth, MN
2017- Edina Art Fair, Highland Art Festival (Featured Artist), Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, Bayfront Art Festival (Winner- Festival Favorite), RedWing Art Festival, Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts
2018- Gallery on the Lake, Lake City MN, Excelsior Art on the Lake (Winner- Debbie Hart Award), Loring Art Festival, Uptown Art Fair, Bayfront Art Festival