Many of you have already met Emilia through her DIY articles here or even back in the day when we did the Brooklyn Flea together. Well, now she’s officially part of the (2 person) Reclaimed Home team. As in, she gave notice at her current job and is on the payroll here. That means we better get down to business ASAP!
Here’s Emilia’s bio that’s going over on the “About” page….
Emilia DeVitis arrived in NYC in 1968 with her family from Abruzzo, Italy and grew up in Astoria, Queens. She received her BFA from The School of Visual Arts and has been active in the arts field for over 25 years.
Over the course of these years, Emilia has taught painting, both privately and at after school programs, sold work at galleries, art fairs, retail shops and in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she and Phyllis met as employees some 28 years ago. She has been commissioned for murals, faux and decorative techniques and original paintings for various restaurants, bars and private clientele.
Emilia has worked for the past 10 years as an Art Director/Studio Manager for an art production studio in NYC where she managed the staff and the production of paintings, sculptures, murals and installations for hotels and corporate environments nationwide. This position has expanded her knowledge of art techniques and the use of many different mediums.
Now she is joining forces with her longtime friend Phyllis at the new Reclaimed Home shop in Brooklyn.