em north/em16 is a Brooklyn artist creating immersive work on bodies and paper in an analysis of figurative representation. Her practice unites human interaction and form. She adopts her language and materials to each project, working both independently and collaboratively. Her recent drawings explore disappearing moments of connection as urban development shifts queer spaces. Through intimate exchange, she has professionally tattooed hundreds of images on bodies. Her current focus is a project consisting of collaborative artistic tattoos and corresponding drawings that speak to the theme of healing queer, female, and gender nonconforming bodies.
MFA from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Aarts, BFA from Parsons School of Design, and BA from Eugene Lang College, The New School.
From 2003-2007, emily co-edited riffRAG, a feminist art magazine, and curated related exhibitions in New York City.
emily’s work has been exhibited internationally in film festivals and galleries, including Brooklyn Museum, Leslie Lohman, Fountain Art Fair, Artists Space, Longwood Gallery, San Francisco Arts Commission, Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Borough Hall and SOHO20 Gallery. She has served as a panelist at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art at Brooklyn Museum and at Sarah Lawrence College.
design, art, queer studies, women's studies, race, tattoos, fashion, fine arts, painting, sculpture, drawing, print-making
Mundy Foundation Grant, The Raymond Stark Fellowship, and is affiliated with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital.