Emily Brett Lukens

Emily Brett Lukens is a painter and printmaker living in Philadelphia. In her prints and mixed media works on paper she uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature.

She often adopts the mark making of nature, marks such as tree rings that may appear random and are not always symmetrical, and takes them a step further, manipulating the medium to create her own images. Other works reference patterns or surfaces in the environment.

After graduating with a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Brett Lukens taught printmaking at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania graduate school of Fine Arts, and Moore College of Art and Design. At Bucks County Community College she taught painting, drawing, color theory, and design.

Her work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, West Chester State College, corporate and private collections. She has been exhibiting her work since the 1980s.