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’s work has been exhibited in venues such as Gallery Neptune & Brown (DC), Transformer (DC), The Fridge (DC), Flashpoint Gallery (DC), The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery (Saint Louis, MO), Artisphere (Arlington, VA),  MICA (Baltimore, MD), 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 Healing Arts Center (DC), The Kennedy Center Hall of Nations (DC), The Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center (DC), and she recently performed  at The Workhouse Arts Center (Lorton, VA) and in Julie Wolfe’s GREEN ROOM Installation through Hemphill Fine Arts (DC). 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, and at The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. Her work and collaborations have been reviewed by The Washington Post and Hyperallergic. Emily is currently an Audio Visual Technician for The Phillips Collection, a Gallery Support Specialist for the National Gallery of Art, and an Adjunct Assistant Studio Art Professor for Northern Virginia Community College.