Emily Hoerdemann 

Originally from the Midwest, Emily Hoerdemann is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily in painting, photography, and collage.


My Fashion Collage works are a breakdown of the female as an object as well as symbols of femininity. Imagery is culled from fashion editorials showing fragmented photos of women and clothing paired with anthropomorphic objects, organic cascading elements, and painted abstractions borrowed from auction catalogs. The borrowing of the photographs absent of their identity, advertisements absent of their company, and hints of artworks by other artists is meant to spotlight authorship, social curation, and sexual objectification. Each hand cut element is carefully placed and then captured digitally and printed so the original elements no longer exist as one unit. Without being overly sentimental, the collages capture the feeling of both glamor and despair, while maintaining a tenderness and composure.