About Emil Sennholz

Emil Sennholz's approach to art stems from his desire to help man develop, better, and refine the world around him. Even in childhood, Emil focused his creative nature on problem-solving as well as artistic outlets. He enjoyed learning how nature impacts us, whether we choose to realize it or not. The boldness and subtlety of nature became integral to Emil's approach when creating art.
Emil is a Slippery Rock University Bachelor of Arts graduate who majored in Art (2012). His studies ranged from metalsmithing and pottery to drawing and printmaking. After a year traveling, learning Asian culture and absorbing Asian artistic influences, he returned to the United States. Shortly after his return, Emil met successful sculptor James Myford, who offered advice and encouragement.
Emil regularly explores the contrasts of nature through painting abstract works on canvas. In this medium, he enjoys deep hues, inventive methods, large canvases, and ingenuity in spontaneity. His art is adaptive and fluid, blending colors and unusual contrasts, and emphasizing heavy textures. Emil believes that we can only discover the true nature of the universe by contrast. He feels compelled to share with the world the beauty and disharmony these contrasts impart into our lives.
His canvases are transformed when Emil paints his ideas, dreams, and visions using a profusion of colors and a mixture of tools ranging from the mundane (paint brushes) to the extreme (feet).
To get his message of bettering mankind through nature's contrasts out to the world, Emil has his artwork on rotating display with local business, on his web site at emilsennholz.com, and has entered juried exhibitions, winning numerous awards. He participated in his hometown “Art Walk” and held an Open House event. His works have been well received and have garnered recognition from experts and laypeople alike.

Artist Statement

  • My art represents that everything in the universe is connected in one way or another, whether we see the connection or not. Physicists might call it “cause and effect,” in layman's terms it may be called “what goes around comes around,” or perhaps even “Yin and Yang.” Whatever label is used, the fundamental laws of the universe connect everything in a web of simple complexity. Simple in that the system is self-balancing, yet complex, so that things that may seem completely unrelated actually are related. My painting style depicts the complexity of the universe, but also shows that all is in harmony.

  • Art Events

    • Christine Clark Office, Grove City, PA rotating display, beginning June 2014 and continuing to the present
    • Grove City Art Walk, September 11, 2014
    • Studio Open House, September 12, 2014
    • Meadville Council on the Arts, 40th annual October evenings, Juried Exhibition, October 3–November 1, 2014
    • Four Points Contemporary, 4th Biannual Juried International Art Competition, January 2015, Honorable Mention for "Reflections of Water"
    • Up Stream People Gallery, 17th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, January 1, 2015
    • Up Stream People Gallery, 12th Annual Color Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, June 2015, Special Recognition for "Rivals"
    • Light Space Time Gallery, Open Theme Exhibition, August 2015, Honorable Mention for "Mysterious Blue"
    • September Projekt30 Exhibition, September 2015
    • Up Stream People Gallery, 17th Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition, December 2015, Special Recognition for “A Hand in Art”
    • Fusion Art, January 2016 Artist’s Choice Exhibition, December 2015
    • Beans on Broad coffee shop, Grove City, PA rotating display, beginning December 2015 and continuing to the present
    • Still Point Art Gallery, The Simple Beauty of Nature exhibition, January 2016
    • Urban Riche Gallery, Spectrum, February 2016
    • Light Space & Time Gallery, Abstracts Art Exhibition, March 2016, Special Merit Category for “Fluid Green”
    • Featured in: Still Points Art Quarterly Art Nature Spirit Spring 2016 (Issue No. 21)
    • Up Stream People Gallery, 18th Annual Contemporary Art International Juried Online Exhibition, June 2016
    • Up Stream People Gallery, 13th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, July 2016
  • Urban Riche Gallery, Abstraction Exhibition, October 2016, Finalist for “84.2 Million”
  • Light Space & Time Gallery, Open Art Exhibition, October 2016, Special Merit Category for “Blossoms”
  • Fusion Art gallery, 2nd Annual "Artist's Choice" Juried Art Exhibition, November 2016
  • Annonymous commissioner recieved "Sky Blue Green" December 2016
  • Still Point Art Gallery, It's Not Easy Being Green, February 2017
  • Fusion Art gallery, Colors International Online Juried Art Competition, March 2017, Finalist for “Blossoms”
  • Still Point Arts Quarterly Spring 2017 Issue, March 2017, It's Not Easy Being Green, Issue No. 25 Page 9, “Fluid Green”
  • Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Abstract 2017 Art Exhibition, March 2017, Special Recognition for “Finger Painting in G”

  • Articles Written


    • Pennsylvania Secondary Education Diploma, August 2009.
    • Slippery Rock University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, June 2012.
    • National Taiwan Normal University, Mandarin Training Center, Study of Chinese Language and Culture, August 2012–October 2013.
    • Met James Myford who gave me insight and wisdom, March 2014.
    • Berlitz, Study of German Language and Culture, August 2016-pres.
    • Self Taught 3D Designer, August 2016-pres

    • The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity. Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.

      - Anatole France