Emily Caldwell, Naturally



Emily Caldwell is a pillar of the arts community in Monroe, Louisiana. Her service to Monroe’s Downtown Arts Alliance has contributed to providing area artists with a launching pad for careers in the arts. Caldwell’s artistic practice is as exemplary as her service to the Monroe arts community.

She is a skilled draftswoman and a patient assembler of collages. Posting humans as unseen observers and stewards, her drawings and collages speak to the interconnectedness of various species and the roles they play in the delicate balancing act required to have a healthy ecosystem.

Taking this into account, Caldwell focuses on the habitats within Northeast Louisiana, using them as specific examples to discuss broader conservation issues throughout the world. Caldwell’s finished works of art vacillate from stripped-down drawings that feel slightly somber and scientific to lyrical pattern-driven collages full of contrasting, sometimes otherworldly colors. All told, her work is like the artist herself: an improbable mixture of joie de vivre and seriousness that coalesces into beautiful, thought-provoking activism.

On view
From July 15, 2015 to
October 15, 2015


on view

Browse our exhibits: both past and present!


Christiane Drieling

August 24, 2023 –
October 21, 2023

It Shouldn’t Be Revolutionary: An Exploration of Rest and Taking Care of Black Women

K'shana Hall

April 28, 2023 –
August 5, 2023

The Unchosen Ones: Portraits of an American Pastoral

RJ Kern

November 1, 2023 –
December 22, 2023
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