"Wild Whimsy" by Emily Moores

179 Culbreth Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22904, Charlottesville, VA 22903


  • Presented By: The Ruffin Gallery: McIntire Department of Art at UVA
  • Dates: September 26, 2021
  • Location: The Ruffin Gallery: McIntire Department of Art at UVA
  • Time: 11:00 PM to 9:59 PM


Emily Moores is a visual artist living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her work consists of hand-cut and ornately layered materials, which create both wall works and large scale installations. Emily's work investigates the playful engagement of the body as essential to understanding and experiencing spaces or objects.

Emily was selected as one of the Women to Watch 2020 by the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She created 'Let's Celebrate,' a large scale installation consisting of wood, paper and fabric.

Emily has shown her work regionally and nationally, including the Contemporary Arts Center (OH), the Riffe Gallery (OH), the Loudon House (KY), and the Dougherty Arts Center (TX). Emily Moores was a recipient of the Ohio Cultural Arts Individual Artist Award, the Summerfair Individual Artist Grant and the ArtPrize Seed Grant.