Alone Together (views from the bottom of the pool)
Conversations at MOCA: The Influence of Tarot on Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart
Date: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 7:00-8:30 PM. In conjunction with the New Moon in Capricorn please join a conversation with artists and tarot card designers Bobby Abate and Emmy Bright as they interpret Raúl de Nieves’ exhibition Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart through the frameworks of the tarot. Registration |link to more info registration|here|
MORE STUPIDS READINGS at NORA DETROIT
November 5-7th, 2020 (Thursday-Saturday) 5pm-7pm NORA Detriot is hosting 3 evenings of live in person socially distanced totally pleasant readings from MORE STUPIDS. Come join me in my new pop-up-temporary-delightful-streamer lined office at the magical Nora Detroit! 4240 Cass Ave Ste 109, Detroit, MI 48201
Silk Flowers Exhibition
9 Hour Interludes
Slide lecture variation on More Stupids 10/22/2020 11:30 AM. On Zoom- perfomances Oct 21-24th, 2020. Studio Angelico, Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University. Exhibition info here. Curated by Jess Allie, Richard Haley, Trisha Holt and Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan
MORE STUPIDS: Printed Matter Book Release
15 Minutes Interview w. Michelle Perron
Interview with Michelle Perron as part of her talk show, "15 Minutes" Hosted by College for Creative Studies Center for Exhibitions and Public Programs
I'm so excited to be heading back East and to Maine to teach at Haystack this summer!
I >< YOU >< WE Exhibition at VisArtsRVA
Visual Art Center of Richmond hosted our exhibition with Lauren Ross as the curator. Thanks Jason Sudack, for this wonderful video!
OTHER NATURE on view at Simone DeSousa's EDITION through September 9.
Artist in Residence at Cranbrook
I am thrilled to share the news that I will be one of the new Artists in Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art . Cooper and I will head up the Print Media Department.
Review of THE THING AND ITS ABSENCE at Quirk Gallery
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Feeling Feeling at the Distillery
Frank Redner's review in Big Red and Shiny. FEELING FEELING was a collaborative exhibition by Emmy Bright and J.R. Uretsky during the fall of 2017 at the Distillery Gallery in Boston, MA.
Abstract Strategies at Oxbow
Teaching this summer with E.E. Ikeler at Ox-Bow School of Art this summer between June 18-July 1, 2017. Our class is called "Abstract Strategies"
Haystack Open Studio Residency
Delighted to be going to Maine to participate in the Haystack Open Studio Residency
Stupid Tarot at Power of the Press Fest!
Salon Catroit: ONE
I'll be reading alongside the luminous and lovely Anne Elizabeth Moore and Matt Fogerty at the innaugural Monthly reading series. Please see here for more info RSVP's will receive the address.
Vermont Studio Center
October, spending the month making prints and playing with postit notes at Vermont Studio Center.
Sarah Rose Sharp came by to check out the show Why Don't You Want This? at David Klein Gallery, Detroit and wrote a lovely and thoughtful review about intersections of gender and feelings. She also came in for a Stupid Tarot reading later in the week. Check out infinitemiledetroit.com/On_Critical_Syn… her reflective piece on overwhelm and criticism in Infinite Mile|.
EITHER / OR / NO
During October 2016, Ditch Projects is hosting my solo show curated by Jovencio de la Paz. Documentation of the show can be seen here ditchprojects.com/index.php?/ongoing/em…|be found here|
These prints and drawings vacillate between dark humor and reflective criticism of human interaction and interrelation. Often taking the forms of diagrams, sketches, or ad hoc doodles, these images trace out both formal spaces through line and volume, but also frame social, psychic, emotional, or interpersonal spaces. As an ongoing accounting of an inner dialogue, Emmy Bright's work resist conclusion or summation. Rather, like a constellation of aggregate and fleeting moments, the works spread across the gallery to form surprise connections and unexpected narrative twists. - Jovencio de la Paz, Curator
Why Don't You Want This?
Solo exhibition "Why Don't You Want This?" opens on Saturday 9.17.16 at David Klein Gallery's Contemporary Space at 1520 Washington Blvd. Detroit from 6-8 PM.
White Feelings curated by Albert Stabler. Happy to have work in this show
Sex Habits - In/habit Roving Art Series
April 28th, 8PM, Archer Ballroom. SEX HABITS is the second event of In/habit roving art series curated by Ladida & Salmon and it is taking the form of a party, a non-linear event where tracks will be interrupted by performances and videos, a place to take a look at the work of print makers and other visual artists, leather work, photography, maybe you'll wanna take something home with ya. A place for brains and haptics to be stimulated: an erotic healing station, a bondage workshop, a peep show booth about sexuality and cinema, not quite impromptu readings and other interventions.
David Klein Gallery First Show
September 17, 2015 David Klein Gallery opened a new contemporary art space in Detroit and I am one of the artists showing work in the inaugural group show
Ox-Bow Fellowship, 2015
Kinsey Institute for Research on Gender
Excited to be showing two pieces in Bloomington, IN as part of the Kinsey Institute's Annual Art Show Opening reception on May 15 and runs through July 11th.
Since 1947, |http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/index.htmlThe Kinsey Institute| has promoted interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Artworks in this exhibition explore sex, gender, sexuality, eroticism, reproduction, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender, and the human figure.
Other Another could be understood as a directive, a recognition, even a warning. The two words nod toward the potential for intimacy and solidarity amongst individuals at the same time that they remind us of the existential fact that we are discreet entities. Other Another brings together the works of artists that address the negotiation of the individual within the group. With varying modes of aesthetic communication and attitudes, the artists in Other Another explore loss, desire and dissent.
Queer Communities in Print Portfolio
Printeresting did a lovely write up of the Queer Communities in Print Portfolio curated by Corinne Teed and Jamie Knight. Awesome to participate in this project and looking forward to seeing all the prints in one place!
A Women's Arms
So psyched to have work in this show with such awesome other artists including J.R. Uretsky, Abigail Anne Newbold and Sandrine Schaffer at the stellar Lincoln Arts Project. The show is on view through April 26. A pretty great article with lots of embedded video is here from the Boston Hassle! lots of great stuff including Jeremy Otters interviewing the interviewer!
RISD Museum - Locally Made - October 3, 2013
Artist Lab for ONE ROOM in Romantic Logic
Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words
We will find our own romantic logic in the language and images of others. We will source love songs and magazines and match-make these scraps into new personal narratives.
Bryant University - Fall 2013 & Spring 2014
Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture
Through lectures and dialogue, readings and lots of hands-on making, this course examines the rhetorical, formal, and visual underpinnings of graphic design.
RISD - Graduate Studies - FALL 2013 & SPRING 2014
All About the Why
This class is for artists across disciplines who want to deepen their understanding of the wellsprings of their work. Through a semester long series of riddles and explorations, using images, and playing with materials different from, but parallel to, our customary ones, we will investigate what makes our work uniquely ours. We will practice collaborative naming and subverting our usual practices to both discover and transmute our practice: honing, expanding, or shifting it to new focal points. Adopted and adapted from Christina Schmigel, Senior Jedi.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum - WorkOut - June 15, 2013 - October 6
Process Gallery development, design and installation
Andrew Oesch and I designed three educational gallery spaces to help visitors understand the Work/Out show an outdoor exhibition on social practices, gardening, and social betterment. Designed, built interactive displays, a printed WorkOut make your own 'zine, wrote drawing prompts, reflection invitations, and wall text.
Brown Center for Public Humanitites: All About the Why? - March 2013
I am facilitating a workshop series at Brown University's Center for Public Humanities called All About the Why. This experience is for practitioners across mediums, roles, and institutions who want to deepen their understanding of the wellsprings of their work. Through a series of riddles and explorations, using images, maps, and playing with materials different from, but parallel to, our customary ones, we will investigate what makes our work uniquely ours. In doing so, we will explore possibilities for opening up future work, and develop language to help us connect with future collaborators, partners, and places. This series is based on a most amazing experience I had at Penland with Jedi Master Christina Shmigel and a whole bunch of Jr. Jedis. I am ever greatful for those folks and very excited to extend this work to Providence in March
RISD Faculty Biennial - February 2013
I have one of my favorite pieces in the RISD Faculty Biennial. Faculty from all departments across the school are participating, and I can't wait to see what everyone has been working on. The opening is on Thursday Feb. 21 from 6-8pm in the Chase gallery at the RISD Museum and it runs through March 17, 2013.
City College New York: Workshops in Art Education
I'm so psyched teaching a class called Workshops in Art Education at City College New York again Spring 2013.
RISD: Teaching + Learning in Art + Design
For the 2012-2013, I get to work with graduate students enrolled in RISD's Teaching + Learning in Art + Design education program. I taught Critical Investigations in Arts Learning, a hybrid class involving philosophies of art, education and personal practices. I also get to work with amazing students like Alison Rutsch on her research and screen printing project around children's visionary imagination and critiques of schooling, and I am helping Nicole VanSlyke on her documentary around access to digital arts, social justice, and community programs. I will post updates on awesome work as it unfolds!
Gender Justice Print Portfolio - This is An Emergency
I made a double sided print for THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, a print portfolio which focuses on reproductive rights and gender justice. The opening show in Providence was on August 9, 2012. Click here learn about the project and read Stern's Statement of Purpose. and here to see the prints and essays in the portfolio. Artists include several members of Justseeds Cooperative including: Melanie Cervantes, Thea Gahr, Bec Young, Favianna Rodriguez, Mary Tremonte, Molly Fair, and Meredith Stern. Also participating are: Ian Cozzens of Secret Door Projects, Kristina Brown, Delia Kovac, Emmy Bright, Lois Harada, and Katrina Avocado.
Reanimation Library Branch Opening at 186 Carpenter St - March 2012
I will be showing a big piece diagramming 257 questions - at the opening for the Reanimation Library and the "Living with Data" show at 186 Carpenter st on March 3. Jay Zehngebot and Landfill Quarterly also sharing their work! I'm also one of the artists who was invited to "mine the collection" and come up with some work for the closing show at the end of April. More updates soon! Looking forward to spending March in the library.
Craftland: Valentine'd - February 2012
Providence Comics Consortium
The Providence Comics Consortium just published the first anthology!! As A Guy is Fighting a Monster out of Nowhere So psyched. This book is a brick of kid comics art and grown artists jamming with the kids' characters. I have 2 pieces in there - the first is the Taxonomy of Precious Objects and the second is a comic called Jack: His Village, The Ombo Group. Awesome job everyone!
CCNY Workshops in Art Education: Documentation
Once a week during the fall of 2011, I got to teach with a wonderful group of students at City College New York. Each week, my students documented our class. Here are some of their awesome projects!
Teaching Artist Research Project Report Released
I was one of the field interviewers for Providence and Boston for this project. You can download the report here!
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