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Emma Bissonnette is an artist who creates visual narratives and material prayers. Embedded in each of her material prayer paintings is a story of her experience in conversation with God. Oils and pigments substitute her speech and thoughts, while layers of transparency, hidden text, and textural mediums mimic the sincerity of a prayer journal.

Bissonnette earned her B.F.A in Studio Art with a minor in Arts Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. With a concentration in painting and printmaking, Bissonnette’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Visual Arts Center; Austin, TX, 19zero3; Siena, Italy, and The University of Texas at Austin Halls and Walls Gallery; Austin, TX.

Education 

2017 - 2021

BFA Studio Art, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Photography

University of Texas at Austin

Exhibitions 

2021

2020

2019

2017

The Space in Between: Senior Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Austin, Texas

Halls and Walls Virtual Gallery, UT Austin Art Department, Austin, Texas

Halls and Walls Gallery, UT Austin Art Department, Austin, Texas

In Plato's Cave, Caffe 19zero3, Siena, Italy

In Plato's Cave, Visual Arts Center,  Austin, Texas

Halls and Walls Gallery, UT Austin Art Department, Austin, Texas