BIO

Emily Leonard Trenholm is a landscape painter who works outside, directly painting from her subject. In 2012, she was an artist in residence on the Island of Monhegan and displayed work from her residency at the University of Maine Zillman Art Museum in ‘Monhegan: A New Perspective.’ She has lectured about her work at the University of New Hampshire and her paintings are in public and private collections throughout New England. Emily is an adjunct professor at Southern Maine Community College and received her BFA from University of New Hampshire and MFA from Boston University.

EDUCATION

2011 Boston University, MFA Painting Boston, MA

2005 University of New Hampshire, BFA Painting Durham, NH

2002 Richmond University, AIFS in Florence, Florence, ITALY


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2021 Solo Competition Recipient, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2012 Monhegan Artists’ Residency, Monhegan Isl, ME

2012 Great Spruce Head Island Residency, Porter Foundation GSHI, ME

2008 Arts Are Elementary, Brunswick Elementary Schools, Brunswick, ME

2004 Elizabeth Jones Scholarship, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 Painting in the Woods, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2013 Monhegan: A New Perspective, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Pickwick 2020, Lewis Gallery, Portland, ME

2018 Spinning Album Covers, Think Tank, Portland, ME

2017 Maine Journeys: Visions of Place, Thos. Moser Gallery, Freeport, ME

2016 Faculty Exhibition, Southern Maine Community College, Brunswick, ME

2015 Scope New York, Asterisk ProjectsNew York, NY

2014 Convergence, Boston University : 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2014 Ten Years of Art at SMCC: Faculty Exhibition, Lewis GalleryPortland, ME

2014 25 Years of Monhegan Artists’ Residency, Thos. Moser Gallery, Freeport, ME

2013 Pleased to Meet You, George Marshal Store Gallery, York, ME

2012 This Must Be The Place, Oak and the AxBiddeford, ME

2012 Portland Paper Project, Rose ContemporaryPortland, ME

2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston University : 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2011 Boston University – Tribal, Hamill Gallery, Boston, MA

2011 Review: UNH Alumni Show, UNH Museum of Art, Durham, NH

2010 Small Works Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2010 Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University : 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2010 I-95 Triennial, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME

2010 Graduate Invitational, UNH Museum of Art, Durham, NH

2005 BFA Thesis Show, UNH Museum of Art, Durham, NH


PRESS

Beem, Edgar Allen, "Art Seen: The maturation of Emily Leonard Trenholm" Portland Phoenix, February 10, 2021

207 Interview, “MARC and Monhegan Island,” WCSH6 Portland, September 8, 2014

Daley, Lacey, "Four Exhibitions at the University of Maine Museum of Art" Art Scope Magazine, August 15, 2013

Dow, Mike, "New Exhibition at UMMA" The Maine Edge, July 11, 2013

Beem, Edgar Allen, "The Interstate-95 Triennial" Yankee Magazine, April 14, 2010


TEACHING

2013-2020 Adjunct Professor of Art, Southern Maine Community College, Brunswick, ME

2015 Visiting Artist, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

2012 Adjunct Painting Professor, York County Community College, Wells, ME

2011 Teaching Assistant to Richard Raiselis, Boston University, Boston, MA

2009 Research Assistant, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME


COLLECTIONS

University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME

Boston University, Boston, MA

Sovereign Bank, Prudential Corporate Offices, Boston, MA