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American, born 1971, Austin, Texas
Lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri


Master of Architecture Degree, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, August 1996
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology/Art History, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 1993


Solo Exhibitions:

Interior Moments II, University City Public Library, 2018

Interior Moments, St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2018

Light + Dark (inside), Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School, St. Louis, Missouri, January 2018

New Works, Ethical Society of St. Louis, Missouri, April, 2016

Light/Dark, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, June, 2013

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Ordinary Lives, Art St. Louis, 2021

Small Works XIII, Webster Arts, Webster Groves, Missouri, February 2020

MOVE!, Saint Louis Artists’ Guild June, 2015

Art at Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, Spring 2014

The Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, December, 2010
Mujeres Latinas, Belas Artes Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 2009
Express Yourself, Saint Louis Artists’ Guild, September, 2008
The Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, St. Louis Artists’ Guild December, 2007



Russell, Stefene, The Great House in Various Light, St. Louis At Home, November/December 2017.

Baran, Jessica, In the Galleries - Light - Dark, Riverfront Times, June 27th, 2013.

In the Galleries - Light / Dark

By Jessica Baran, Riverfront Times, June 27, 2013

St. Louis-based painter Soledad Van Emden memorializes the drive-by interstices of darkness under local highway overpasses in this collection of small works of unlikely depth. Everyday commuter cross points with Interstate 55, Highway 40, Lombard Street and Broadway are depicted with dramatic clarity, as shadowy bridges and archways appear like intricately patterned scrims through which yawn bright, paved expanses. These intimate, straightforward oil paintings lack sentimental flourishes and consider their subjects as they appear: all-but-invisible moments in the urban landscape, whose structural irresolution renders them oddly mysterious.

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