Emmy Bright


solo and two person exhibitions

2018

The Thing and its Absence, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017

Feeling Feeling, with J.R. Uretsky, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA

2016

Less is More, More or Less, with E. E. Ikeler, Yve Yang Gallery, Boston, MA 

EITHER / OR / NO, Ditch Projects, Eugene, OR. 

Why Don’t You Want This?, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI.

2015

You Are Here, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI

 

Selected Group Exhibitions & Performances

2018

(upcoming) Negative Space Visual Art Center, Richmond, VA 

(upcoming)In Residence, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME 

(upcoming) Urgency / Intimacy, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, TN 

Making Art / Making Community, Denver University Museum, CO 

Not All There, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

 2017

Monster Drawing Rally, Artisnal Karaoke Performance, MOCAD, Detroit, MI 

Chicago Art Book Fair, with Headmaster Magazine, Chicago, IL 

Power of the Press, More Stupids Performance, Signal Return, Detroit, MI 

a sudden and peculiar pleasure, a feeling of protection. Loveytown at Mana 

Contemporary, Chicago, IL 

SuperYou, Ladybear Performance, A Host of People, Detroit, MI

2016

Stark Naked: the Object and Futility of Desire, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA. 

Infranatural, Performance with Leslie Rogers, CAVE Gallery, Detroit, MI. 

Sex Habits, In/Habit Roving Art Series, Archer Ballroom, Chicago, IL. 

Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 

My Type, Whitdel Gallery, Detroit, MI. 

Queer Mimosa, Dr. Ladybear Performance, Artspace, New Haven, CT.

2015

hello, world!, Artspace, New Haven, CT 

Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Grunwald

Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

Picnic Club, Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI

Glitter Show, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2014

Past, Present, Future, Midwest Print Conference, Bloomfield Hills, MI

3”x3” RIPExpo, AS220 Gallery, Providence, RI

A Womens Arms, Lincoln Arts Project, Lincoln, MA

Queer Communities in Print Portfolio, 186 Carpenter, Providence, RI

2013

Locally Made: One Room, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

This is an Emergency: Gender Justice and Reproductive Rights,

186 Carpenter Providence, RI

Faculty Bianneal, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

2012

Reanimation Library, 186 Carpenter, Providence RI

Valentine’d, Craftland Gallery, Providence, RI

Fellowship Exhibition, New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

2011

Threaded Together, New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

2010

Pattern Factory, Bushwick Print Lab, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Wassaic Summer Arts Festival, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

 

Collaborative Projects

2015

Seraphine, Poster Series, Comissioned print for Seraphine Collective, Detroit, MI

2014

Commemorative Curio, Commissioned print for Brown University’s Center for

Public Humanities, Providence, RI

2013

Work/OUTside, design/build/engagement project with Andrew Oesch

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum,Lincoln MA

“On Men: A Creative Conversation” Poster, commissioned by RISD Museum

of Art, Providence, RI

2012

Conversations on Creative Practice, Co-curated with Kedrin Frias,

New Urban Arts, Providence RI

2011

Conversations on Creative Practice, Co-curated with Sarah Meyer

New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

Current Events Print Exchange, Co-curated with Walker Mettling,

186 Carpenter, Providence RI

Sitting in the Questions: Documentation Project, New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

 

Collaborative Projects cont.

2010

XTreme Studio, Collaboration with Andrew Oesch, A+D Gallery,

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

Conversations on Creative Practice, co-curated with Sarah Meyer

New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

 

Awards and Recognition

2014 Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2013 Sandra Olson Award, New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

2012 Artist in Residence, Reanimation Library Branch, Providence, RI

2010-2012 Artist Mentor Fellowship, New Urban Arts, Providence, RI

 

Visiting Artist Talks and Presentations

2014

“Relational Art,” Presentation School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

“Artist as Pedagogue,” Presentation, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

“Artist/Process,” Presentation, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

“Big Draw,” Workshop, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

2013

“All About the Why,” Workshop Series, Brown University Center for Public Humanities

“Collaborative Drawing and Self Publishing” Conference Workshop, Harvard

Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

2011

“Documentation as Research Practice” Conference Presentation, Harvard Graduate

School of Education, Cambridge MA

2010

“Doing Documentary Work,” Workshop, Brown Center for Public Humanities,

Providence, RI

“Creative Providence” Panel, Imagining America Conference, Seattle, WA

2009

“Documentary as Inquiry,” Conference Presentation with Emily Funkhouser,

Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Publications as Author

2015 Parents, Anthology ed. Alison Rutsch, Providence, RI

2014 Neighbors, Writing and comics anthology, ed. Alison Rutsch Providence, RI

2012 Providence Comics Consortium Anthology, ed. Walker Mettling Providence, RI

2010 Proximity Magazine: Education as Art Issue, “Interview with Mike Bancroft”

2008 AIMPrint: Relationships in the Arts and Learning ”The Changing Shape of Learning”

Weiss, Cynthia and Lichtenstein, Amanda eds. Illinois, CCAP

2007 Bailiwick, Special Projects Inclusion, Issue 5, November 2007

 

Education

2016 MFA in Print Media, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2007 M.Ed in Arts in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

1999 B.A. with honors in Art History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL