State Change: Mixed media works by Emily Jalinsky

State Change: Mixed media works by Emily Jalinsky


  • October 4, 2018 - October 28, 2018
  • CSPS Hall
  • Free

Emily Jalinsky began the works on view in State Change while she was simultaneously pregnant, and traveling the chateaus of France. She sees the works as reflecting a feeling of transcending those spaces, immersed in the dense, repetitive use of gold crown molding and expansive patterns, and at the same time capturing a sense of awe and reverence. However, if one can transcend, then one can spiral as well. Since the birth of her child, Emily has used her artwork to channel through the swings of the mind and body. Addressing the state of mind in which art is made, as well as the effect art has the viewer’s mental state, are among Emily’s objectives as she creates works on paper, assemblages and print installations.

Emily Jalinsky received her BFA in printmaking, intaglio etching, and expanded media from the University of Kansas in 2012. She now lives and works in Iowa City. Passionate about working alongside other artists, and contributing to local arts communities, she’s a member of the local feminist art collective, Bluestockings, and program coordinator, member, and instructor at the Iowa City Press Co-op. In 2017 she was one of three artists selected for the Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition, displayed in the governor’s office at the State Capitol in Des Moines.