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b. 1986 – Honolulu, HI

Education:
 

MFA    Studio Art, American University in Washington DC, 2013 
BFA     Studio Art, Sculpture, Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, Webster University in Saint Louis, 2008
 

Solo Exhibitions: 
2014    
SOMETHING SLIGHTLY FAMILIAR, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC
LEARNING TO PLAY, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Saint Louis, MO;
MAY I HAVE THE PIANO DELIVERED TO YOU?, Artisphere, AIR Studio, Arlington, VA
 

Selected Group Exhibitions: 
2017
WOMEN NOW, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA;

2016 
NO SHARPS, NO FLATS, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC; 
ALCHEMICAL VESSELS, Healing Arts Center, Washington DC;
BERLIN AND BACK AGAIN, Goethe-Institut, Washington DC; 

DRAWING BOARD, DCAC, Washington DC;
2015
TRANSFORMER’S 12th ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION & BENEFIT, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC;
E PLURIBUS UNUM, Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania;
THE LANGUAGE OF LINE: A DRAWING EXHIBITION, Neptune Fine Art, Washington DC
SELECT 2015: WPA’S 34th ANNUAL ART AUCTION & GALA, Terrace Gallery, Artisphere, Arlington, VA;
2014    
JAMES MCLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL STAFF SHOW, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC;
TRANSFORMER’S 11th ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION AND BENEFIT, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC;

FERMATA; CODA, Artisphere, Terrace Gallery, Arlington, VA; 
2013    
MFA STUDIO BERLIN, Glogauair Project Space, Berlin, Germany;
CROSSING THE BIFRÖST, American University Museum, Washington D.C; 

THE PIA MATER, The Fridge, Washington D.C; 
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING, Forum Gallery, SUNY Purchase College, NY;
2012    
ON LOAN, Area 405 – Juror: Sarah Tanguy , Baltimore, MD 21202; 
ANY THOUGHTS? ANYONE?, American University Museum, Washington D.C;
2011    
EVERYBODY IS RUNNING AWAY FROM EVERYBODY ELSE, Katzen Arts Center Rotunda, Washington D.C;
2008    
LAUMEIER STUDENT SHOWCASE, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO; 
STATISTICAL RECORDS OF PERFORMANCE, Metropolitan Gallery, Saint Louis;
2007    
INFRASTRUCTURES (a collaborative installation with Alex Petrowsky, Misha Sulpovar, & Brady Georgen), Metropolitan Gallery, Nu-Art Series, Saint Louis, MO;
2006   
WAC, Three Sinks Gallery, Saint Louis, MO; 
DESTINATION ANYWHERE (sister exhibition), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.; 
GRIT, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO; 
VARSITY ART X, Gallery Urbis Orbis, Art Saint Louis;
 

Selected Performances: 
2017
CERTAIN MACHINES CANNOT BE "FINE-TUNED", Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA;
2015
A DUEL BECOMES A BATTLE, Live in Julie Wolfe's GREEN ROOM at 1700 L ST NW DC
2013    
PRELIMINARY DECONSTRUCTION, American University Museum, Washington D.C;
REQUIEM FOR A TOY PIANO, The Fridge DC; 

2012    
A BRIEF DEMONSTRATION SERIES, American University, Washington D.C;
NUTCRACKER OPEN STUDIO SERIES, American University, Washington D.C; 

2005    
COMPOSITION FOR A PIANO WITHOUT STRINGS, Webster University, Saint Louis;
NADADADA: THE COMFORT OF LIMITS, THE LIMITS OF COMFORT, The Factory, Saint Louis;
 

Touring Exhibition:
DESTINATION ANYWHERE, Jury Panel: Agnes Gund, Annie Gawlak, and William A. Newman 
2008    
Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN; Museum of Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, TX; Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Pensacola, FL; University of Tennessee at Martin,
TN; Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, Mt. Saint Joseph College, Cincinnati, OH; 

2007    
Miami University of Ohio Art Museum, Oxford, OH; Monteagle City Hall, Monteagle, TN;
Kansas City YMCA, Kansas City, KS; 

2006    
The Smithsonian Institution, S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington, DC;

Awards, Grants, Scholarships, Residencies, and Lectures: 
2014    
Transformer Exercises Fellowship, E:11 Sound Art, Washington D.C.
Visiting Artist Lecture, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO Exhibition/Lecture Sponsorship provided by The Santo Foundation, Missouri Council for the Arts, Saint Louis Regional Arts Commission, and Sculpture City Saint Louis  

2013    
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, 
ARTISPHERE – Artist in Residence (through April 2014), 
MFA Studio Berlin (Studio Residency Program), Catharina Baart Biddle Art Award,
Graduate Student Research Award – American University 

2012    
Graduate Student Research Award,
Babs Van Swearingen Graduate Scholarship – American University 

2011    
Graduate Mellon Research Award,
Babs Van Swearingen Graduate Scholarship – American University 

2008    
Laumeier Student Showcase, Award Recipient 
2006    
Destination Anywhere, Award of Excellence



Selected Press:   

Carrigan, Margaret. “Galleries: A Cassette-Based Symphony that Erodes with Time”.Hyperallergic. 26 April 2016: http://hyperallergic.com/294017/a-cassette-based-symphony-that-erodes-with-time/
 

Jenkins, Mark. “In the Galleries: Artwork that’s destined for failure”. The Washington Post –Sunday Edition. 17 April 2016. E16: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-artwork-thats-designed-to-fail/2016/04/13/61e48de0-ff8c-11e5-8bb1-f124a43f84dc_story.html

Capps, Kriston. “’No Sharps, No Flats’ At Transformer to April 30: This sound installation explores the relationship between cassette loops and time”. Washington City Paper.25 March 2015: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/48018/no-sharps-no-flats-at-transformerreviewed-this-sound-installation/

Goukassian, Elena. “27 deconstructed boomboxes are playing 27 new songs by 27 D.C. musicians at Transformer”. Express (A Publication of the Washington Post). 24 March 2016: https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2016/03/24/27-deconstructed-boomboxesare-playing-27-new-songs-by-27-d-c-musicians-at-transformer/

Chung, Francis. “Photos: Sonic Installation No Sharps, No FlatsOpens at Transformer” The DCist. 18 March 2016: http://dcist.com/2016/03/photos_no_sharps_no_flats_opens_at.php

Williams, Stephanie. DC Musicians Come Together for the Bold Art Exhibition “No Sharps, No Flats”.DC Music Download. 15 March 2016. http://dcmusicdownload.com/2016/03/15/d-cmusicians-come-together-for-the-bold-art-exhibition-no-sharps-no-flats/

Jenkins, Mark, “Artist’s colorful ‘science project’ is acommentary on world’s water supply”, The Washington Post, 2 December 2015: https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/museums/artists-science-project-is-a-commentary-on-worlds-water-supply/2015/12/02/8b97090a-93a4-11e5-8aa0-5d0946560a97_story.html



Jenkins, Mark, “In the Galleries: From the everyday to the fantastical”, The Washington Post, 31 May 2015, p. E4, www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-the-galleries-from-the-everyday-to-the-fantastical/2015/05/28/2224c5f8-03b6-11e5-8bdac7b4e9a8f7ac_story.html

Goukassian, Elena, "Emily Francisco: Something Slightly Familiar", D.C. Fall Arts Guide, State of the Arts, Washington City Paper, September 12, 2014. http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/46318/emily-francisco-something-slightly-familiar-sept-12oct-11-at-flashpoint/ 

Artbeat With Lauren Landau, September 17, 2014, WAMU 88.5:  http://wamu.org/programs/art_beat/14/09/17/art_beat_with_lauren_landau_sept_17

"Luce Artist Talks: Emily Francisco", Eye Level, Smithsonian American Art Museum, September 12, 2014,http://eyelevel.si.edu/2014/09/luce-artist-talks-emily-francisco.html

"Luce Artist Talks: Emily Francisco", The Paper Blog: Art & Design Magazine, September 11, 2014: http://en.paperblog.com/luce-artist-talks-emily-francisco-1002652/ 

“Following Good Advice”, Peri0d, 24 March 2014:  http://www.peri0d.com/1/post/2014/03/following-good-advice.html

Hohmeier, Danielle, "St. Louis Celebrates 'Sculpture City 2014'", Atomic Dust (Blog), January 3, 2014:  http://www.atomicdust.com/st-louis-celebrates-sculpture-city-2014/

Rosslyn BID, Featured Story: Culture, "May I have the Piano delivered to You? - Q & A with Artisphere Artist in Residence Emily Francisco"http://www.rosslynva.org/feature/emily-francisco

"Weekend Pass", Express (A Publication of the Washington Post) - November 14, 2013 (page E16):  http://issuu.com/expressnightout/docs/express_11142013/30?e=3870620/5628680

Dingfelder, Sadie, "Jump into the Clouds", Express (A Publication of the Washington Post), September 19, 2013:  http://www.readexpress.com/2013/09/jump-into-the-clouds/

Galbi, Douglas, "Emily Francisco Piano Overture", Ode Street Tribune, September 17, 2013: http://www.odestreet.com/2013/09/emily-francisco-piano-overture-at.html

Capps, Kriston, "May I have the Piano Delivered to You at Artisphere?", Washington City Paper, August 16, 2013: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/44669/may-i-have-the-piano-delivered-to-you-at-artisphere/ 

Metro Weekly, Fall Arts Preview 2013:  http://www.metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=8585

The Fridge DC, "An Evening of Performances", Artist Feature, April 24, 2013:  http://www.thefridgedc.com/emilyperformance/

Thomas, Holly E, "Boost Your Arts IQ with the Fridges Amazing New Show", Refinery29, http://www.refinery29.com/2013/04/45380/the-fridge-pia-mater-april-2013

The Washingtonian, The Best of April Art in DC 2013:  http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/afterhours/art/the-best-of-april-art-in-washington-museum-exhibitions-gallery-shows-and-events.php