Through twisting limbs and sullen faces, whimsical aesthetics meet existential dilemma. With access to nearly the whole world in the palm of their hand, individuals witness the ever growing threats and tragedy that stretch beyond their grasp in real time. The pressures and indulgences of daily life, though relatively trivial in the bigger picture, are the realities of existence and offer a grounding in the whirlwind of the world's problems. The work delves into the inner workings of the individual and their placement in both their personal realm and the greater scheme of life. 

 

With reference to art history, internet culture, and fashion, Eilish Gormley's work explores the small realities of existence in an ever changing world, bridging fine art, street art, and the average spectator.


 

Eilish Gormley is an emerging artist residing in Salem, Oregon. She has studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC. Eilish has been involved in numerous shows and events in the Salem area, including the 2017 Art Fair & Festival and a recent show at the Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, OR.

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SIGNALS

Group Exhibition

Gray Lab, Salem Oregon

January 17th, 2020

Existential Dread: But Make it Fashion

Solo Show

Loft Gallery 

Lunaria Gallery, Silverton Oregon

September, 2019

Cuatro Plantas Presents: Friends & Family

Clothing / Paintings

The Gray Lab, Salem Oregon

July 27th, 2019

Paintings featured alongside Zine Show

Bush Barn Annex

Salem Art Association, Salem Oregon

June 6th - July 10th, 2019

Prism: Art and Literary Magazine

Featured artwork

Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon

Winter edition, 2019

Featured video interview

Clay Ball Gala, Salem Oregon

February 23rd, 2019

She Flies with her Own Wings 

Juried group exhibition

curated by Laura Mack

A.N. Bush Gallery

Salem Art Association, Salem Oregon

January 19th - February 23rd, 2019

Prism: Art and Literary Magazine

Featured artwork

Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon

Autumn edition, 2018

Get Cultured

Solo art show + live music event

Ike Box Cafe, Salem Oregon

Showcase: April 1st - May 1st, 2018

Event: April 4th, 2018

Artist in Residence

Salem Art Association, Salem Oregon

January, 2018

Selected Emerging Artist

68th Annual Art Fair and Festival

Bush Park, Salem Oregon

July 21st - 23rd, 2017

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Vancouver, British Columbia

September 2016 - April 2017

High School Mentorship Program Exhibit

Ike Box Cafe, Salem Oregon

May 2016

High School Mentorship Program

Salem Art Association

Mentored by Rollie Wisbrock

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016