Kenneth Emig is a transdisciplinary artist exploring intersections of visual art, the body, space, motion, sound, light and technologies. He has won multiple grants from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa for his visual art, performance and dance works.
Emig's artworks integrate mounted and suspended sculptures and installations, as well as performance in natural and constructed environments. Emig is known for his mesmerizing infinity light boxes with brightly coloured glowing geometry. He has completed three major public art commissions in Ottawa for the University of Ottawa LRT Station, the Adawe Crossing and the Eva James Memorial Community Centre.
His work combines the spatial awareness of a dancer, eye of the artist, attention of an acoustic designer with the understanding of materials and methods of industrial research and design enabling him to transcend disciplines to creatively engage problems and solutions.
Emig has worked for Bell-Northern Research, The National Research Council of Canada, Flextronics, Ryerson University, and Research in Motion (BlackBerry). He recently completed the architectural acoustic design of Club SAW, a flexible performance space for intimate audiences and continues to work as a technical, acoustic, and design consultant.