Changarrito Residency: Emily Bryn

Oct. 1, 2023

Oct. 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm Oct. 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Sewn Apology, 8″ x 10″, Thread on Found Fabric, 2021
 Shorts by Emsbrynart, Screen Print on Vintage Fabric, 2023
Feeling the Ceiling Fan, 2″ x 3″ 6′, Oil on Canvas, 2020

About the Artist

Emily Bryn is a recently graduated full-time artist, born and raised in Austin, Texas. She’s the owner of Emsbrynart, LLC where she designs and hand prints imagery about immigration and queer rights, reallocating a portion of the sales back into her own communities. When she isn’t screen printing, she’s at Deep Eddy, reading a book, or exploring new creative mediums. While operating her business, she continues to pursue creative learning opportunities in her hometown, and has newly been honored Future Front’s Artist in Residency for the 2023-2024 year ahead! 

Artist Statement

Growing up as a Mexican, queer, girl in a multigenerational household, I’ve always had an insatiable need to learn more about the ways I can best care for the communities I belong to. I’ve always wanted to emulate both the support I was shown, and the support I’ve always craved. Because I’ve always honored having such a deep care innately within me, I’ve grown to collect, document, and preserve aspects of my life that I treat as ephemera I can work from. Regardless of my chosen medium, my work tends to be tied together by displaying proof of life, emotions, thought, and sometimes mundanity. I find inspiration in proof of existence, whether it’s the mark on a chair once you get up from sitting, or the remnants at the bottom of a coffee cup. I draw a lot from a multitude of different artists and their respective mediums, such as photographers Ryan McGinley and Nan Goldin, illustrator Laura Callaghan, sculptor Liz Magor, and so on. Everything about documentation, preservation, and existence intrigues me and it’s lead me to be able to create full time without exhaustion.   

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Emily Bryn featured their artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on October 21-22 and October 28-29, 2023.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview – 10/26 @5pm

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with artist Emily Bryn, taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event. 

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