bio

Emily Francisco (Washington DC) is a sculptress specializing in the creation of interactive objects that generate sound. Born in Honolulu, raised in the lead belt, educated in Saint Louis and the District of Columbia - she exhibits work internationally and occasionally performs around Washington DC. Emily has exhibited with Gallery Neptune & Brown (DC), Transformer (DC), The Fridge (DC), Flashpoint (DC), The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery (Saint Louis, MO), Artisphere (Arlington, VA), Area 405 (Baltimore, MD), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania), GlogauAIR Project Space (Berlin, Germany), Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts (Saint Louis, MO), The Goethe-Institut (DC), The Kennedy Center Hall of Nations (DC), and The Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center (DC) among others. Emily completed residencies at Artisphere (Arlington, VA), Montgomery College (Takoma Park), and participated in Transformer DC’s Exercises for Emerging Artists Program focusing on Sound Art. She lectured about her work in Takoma Park, at Webster University Saint Louis in conjunction with Sculpture City 2014, at The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center, at the Kennedy Center for a group of VSA winners, and in Arlington Public Schools. Her work and collaborations have been reviewed by The Washington Post and Hyperallergic. Emily currently working on Arlington’s inaugural “ART TRUCK” project in collaboration with Alex Braden.