BIO / CV

Emily Harris (b. 1977, Minneapolis, MN; Lives and Works, New York) is an interdisciplinary artist and MFA graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2013). She has exhibited her work in the US and internationally at 2B Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Z in Bratislava, Slovakia, The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami-shi, Japan and Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico. Harris participated in Roaming Urban Soundscapes (Cooper Union, NYC), a sound collaboration with Paul Sadowski to record and mix an interpretation of Cage's 49 Waltzes for 5 Burroughs. The project was aired as part of the NYMS Anniversary and John Cage Centennial. She recently installaed a solo show as part of the series The God Light, curated by Jay Pluck at Judson Memorial Church, NYC and collaborated with sound artist Jonathan Zorn to create a building-size multi-media piece, Resonant Traces, curated by Carol Nhan at Union Street Studio, LLC, architecture and design collective in Brooklyn, NY. Harris received the Frank Hyder Award in Studio Art, 2014; and a summer residency at The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, 2017.

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2018
Climbing Tree, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA
In the AIR, James/Kleinert Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
Leeds, Peter Freeman Gallery, New York, NY

2017
When Our Breaths Run, north willows, Montclair, NJ (solo)
The Blossom as the Self, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Make a Dance, Ballibay, Camptown, PA
On Gravity, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA (3 person)
The Land of Here and Now, curated by Eliza Fernand and Mary Welcome, Fed Galleries at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Isolume, (online), curated by Kate Parry, Philadelphia, PA

2015
HANDMADE: The Digital Age and The Industrial Revolution, Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
A Roaming Performance, Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
THE|PAI|RDA|NCE|GAM|E, Interactive choreography project. Poet Katie Fowley's chapbook release "Dances & Parks,
The Music Pagoda, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Resonant Traces, collaboration with Jonathan Zorn, curated by Carol Nhan, Union Street Studio, LLC, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
E.H., Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY (solo)
Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ (3 person)

2013
MFA Drawing a Living Document, Installation and Performance Lecture, (Thesis),
Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (solo)

2012
Roaming Urban Soundscapes, collaboration with Paul Sadowski, NYMS, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Roulette Musicircus II, Roulette, New York, NY
Group Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2011
In Progress
, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
52 Project, weekly posting between artists, poets, writers and musicians
Role Play, Chocolate Factory, L.I.C., NY
Impermanent Fixtures, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (3 person)

2010
Duck and Decorated Shed, curated by Katie Cercone, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY
Wish You Were Here X, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Works in Progress Festival, Iowa City, IA Prairie Placard Project, Iowa City, IA
(skin of a wave), Public Space 1, Iowa City, IA
Day for Night/ Night for Day, Windows Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2nd Annual Represent Brooklyn Art Exhibition, TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Wild Combination, Subletters Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (3 person)
Volcano Love, Lumenhouse, Brooklyn, NY
A.I.R. Gallery Gala Exhibition, Puck Building, New York, NY
Generations 6, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Your Documents Please, travelling to: New York, NY, Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo; Guadelajara, Mexico; Berlin, Germany; The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami-shi, Japan; Yokohama, Japan

2007
4 x 5, Kleinert/James Center, Woodstock, NY
Bridge Art Fair, Ai Gallery, Chicago, IL
A Kind of Love, Ai Gallery, Chicago, IL
Glowworms, FANCY FEAST, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2015 Hand/Made: The Industrial Revolution and The Digital Age, Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
2009 SCENE/CHANGE, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY & Performance Night @ A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

PANELS, DIALOGUES AND ARTIST TALKS
2017 Emily Harris on Yale University Radio, Recent Work, Interview by Brainard Carey, Museum of Non-Visible Art, Praxis
2016 Artist Talk with Emily Harris, Washington College, Chestertown, MD Visiting Artist, "Drawing Time" Workshops & Critiques, Washington College, Chestertown, MD
2015 Hand/Made: The Digital Age and The Industrial Revolution, Woodstock, NY
2013 MFA Thesis Talk, Graduate Studio Center Auditorium, Baltimore, MD
Conceptual Dinner #1, invited by artist Merav Ezer to co-create a conceptual dinner with thematic questions, 12 diners and dinner. Recorded and saved as a podcast, March, 2013 2012 Artist Talk, Fruiting Bodies for Michigan, Shared Space, Pentwater, MI Artist Demonstration/Talk with D.C. Public School, Open Wabi M.R., Fredericktown, OH 2009 Panelist, Rutgers Special Collections "Bridging Generations", Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2007-ongoing REPRESENT, series of intergenerational feminist dialogues, meet every three months with a different topic, co-organize with artists Nancy Azara and Katie Cercone

PUBLICATIONS (selected)
"Emily Harris: When Our Breaths Run," Essay by Dodo Dayao, Apr, 2017
"Artist Emily Harris Investigates How a Body Imprints Itself on an Environment, and Vice Versa," by Jacqueline Bishop, The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, Feb 7, 2016
"Resonant Traces", Emergency Index Vol. 4: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, 2015
"Hand/Made: The Digital Age and The Industrial Revolution" Woodstock Times, Sept. 2015
"The God Light: interview with curator Jay Pluck" by Amanda Friedman, Painter's Bread, Jun. 2014
"Revival: Mushroom Noises" by Peter Canby, The New Yorker, Talk of the Town, Sept. 10, 2012
"Is Ornament a Crime?" by Daniel Larkin, Hyperallergic, Oct. 2010
"The Rise of the Livingroom Gallery" by Kevin Regan, BUSHWICKBK.COM, Dec. 2008

FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES, AWARDS (selected)
2017 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Residency, Woodstock, NY
2014 Frank Hyder '72 MFA in Studio Art Award
2010-2013 Graduate Studio Art Scholarship
2013 Shared Space, Pentwater, MI
2012 Open Wabi Makeshift Residency, Fredericktown, OH
1999 Awarded Distinction in Studio Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

EDUCATION
2013 Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA
1999 Kenyon College, Gambier, OH - B.A. in Studio Art with distinction
1998 Syracuse University, Florence, Italy