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b. 1986 – Honolulu, HI


Education:


MFA | Studio Art |  American University | Washington DC | 2013

BFA | Studio Art | Sculpture |  Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts | Webster University in Saint Louis | 2008



Solo/Collaborative Exhibitions:


2023

THE OCULAR HARPSICHORD REVISITED, VisArts, Rockville, MD;

A BRIEF STUDY OF TIME, IA&A at Hillyer, Washington DC;


2020  

THE LIGHT AT THE END WAS A FIRE, Rhizome, Washington DC;


2019  

CONSTITUENTS (collaboration with Alex Braden), Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood, MD;


2018     

BIPEDAL SOUNDSCAPES (collaboration with Alex Braden), Arlington Art Truck (Inaugural Project), Arlington, VA;


2016  

NO SHARPS, NO FLATS (collaboration with Alex Braden and Adam Richard Nelson Hughes), Transformer DC;


2015  

SOMETHING SLIGHTLY FAMILIAR, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington DC


2014  

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:


2023

THE INVINCIBLE VISIBLE, Transformer Benefit Auction and Exhibition at American University, Washington DC;

AFTER THE END: SOUND SCENE 2023, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC;

SCORE!, but, also & STABLE Arts, Washington DC;

UPBRINGING, Rhizome DC, Washington DC;


2022

TRANSFORMER20, Corcoran College of Art and Design at GWU, Washington DC;

ARTgineering 2.0, Otis Street Arts Project, Mt. Rainer, MD;

SSSSSS // SMALL SCALE SITE SPECIFIC SCULPTURE SHOW, but, also, Washington DC;


2019  

DIALOGUES curated by Jordan Amirkhani, Stable Arts, Washington DC;


2018  

TRANSFORMER’S 15th ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION & BENEFIT, The Corcoran, Washington DC; 

SONDHEIM ARTSCAPE PRIZE SEMI-FINALIST EXHIBITION; Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, MICA,  Baltimore, MD;


2017  

TRANSFORMER’S 14th ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION & BENEFIT, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC; 

SONDHEIM ARTSCAPE PRIZE SEMI-FINALIST EXHIBITION; Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, MICA,  Baltimore, MD; 

WOMEN NOW, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA;


2016    

TRANSFORMER’S 13th ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION & BENEFIT, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC; 

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: PRINCE BOWIE, Healing Arts Center, Washington DC; 

SONDHEIM ARTSCAPE PRIZE SEMI-FINALIST EXHIBITION; Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, MICA  Baltimore, MD; 

LADIES FIRST, Gallery Neptune & Brown, Washington DC; 

ALCHEMICAL VESSELS, Healing Arts Center, Washington DC; 

BERLIN AND BACK AGAIN, Goethe-Institut DC; 

DRAWING BOARD, DCAC, Washington DC;


2015  

TRANSFORMER’S 12th ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION & BENEFIT, Washington DC; 

E PLURIBUS UNUM, Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania; 

FOCUS FORWARD, Kennedy Center Hall of Nations, Washington DC & VW Headquarters, Herndon, VA; 

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 & 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 DC; 

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 DC;


2011  

EVERYBODY IS RUNNING AWAY FROM EVERYBODY ELSE, Katzen Arts Center Rotunda, Washington DC;


2008    

 LAUMEIER STUDENT SHOWCASE, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO; 

STATISTICAL RECORDS OF PERFORMANCE, Metropolitan Gallery, Saint Louis;


2007     

INFRASTRUCTURES, Metropolitan Gallery, Nu-Art Series, Saint Louis, MO;


2006    

WAC, Three Sinks Gallery, Saint Louis, MO; 

VSA EXHIBITION, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC; 

GRIT, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO; 

VARSITY ART X, Gallery Urbis Orbis, Art Saint Louis;



Residencies


2023

Collecting Fragments of Time: Building the Digital Archive, GlogauAIR Online Residency, Berlin, Germany;


2018

Arlington Art Truck, Mobile Residency, Arlington, VA;


2015

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Artist in Residence, Montgomery College;


2014

Transformer Exercises Program, E:11 Sound Art, Washington D.C;


2013

ARTISPHERE – Artist in Residence (through April 2014);

GlogauAIR MFA Studio Berlin;


Selected Performances:

2023

CLOCKWORK as part of SCORE!, but, also & STABLE Arts, Washington DC;


2017  

SOME MACHINES CANNOT BE FINE-TUNED, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA;


2015    

A DUEL BECOMES A BATTLE, in Julie Wolfe’s GREEN ROOM, A Hemphill Project, Washington DC;


2013    

PRELIMINARY DECONSTRUCTION, American University Museum, Washington DC; 

REQUIEM FOR A TOY PIANO, The Fridge DC;


2012    

A BRIEF DEMONSTRATION SERIES, American University, Washington DC; 

NUTCRACKER OPEN STUDIO SERIES, American University, Washington DC;


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:


2023 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Art and the Machine, American University, Washington DC


2022

Artist Talks, SSSSSS at but, also, Washington DC


2019     

DCCAH Arts and Humanities Fellowship

Collaborations and Investigations in Sound (in conversation with Alex Braden), National Gallery of Art

Artist Talk, Brentwood Arts Exchange


2018    

Arlington School Lectures: Kenmore Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School


2017    

Private Lecture for VSA Award Winners, Kennedy Center


2016  

NO SHARPS, NO FLATS Artists Talk, Transformer DC


2015  

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Artist in Residence, Montgomery College

Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Montgomery College, Silver Spring 


2014    

Luce Center Artist Talk, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Visiting Artist Lecture, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO


2013     

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant,

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


Press:


Maloney, Dan. “Hackaday Podcast Episode 248: Cthulhu Clock Radio Transharmonium, Thunderscan, and How to Fill Up in Space”. 15 December 2023

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Day, Lewis. “The Trans-Harmonium is a Strange Kind of Radio Musical Instrument”. Hackaday. 13 December 2023

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Jenkins, Mark. “In the Galleries: An Artist Clocks in on a Visual Concept of Time”. 19 August 2023

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Celarier, Eric. EAST CITY ART REVIEWS—ARTGINEERING V2.0 AT OTIS STREET ARTS PROJECT. 29 November 2022

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Jenkins, Mark. “In the Galleries”. 25 November 2022

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Jenkins, Mark. "In the Galleries", Washington Post, 1 April 2022

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Cirruzzo, Chelsea. “11 Vitual and IRL Things To Do This Weekend”. The DCist. 19 November 2020

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Rousseau, Claudia, Ph.D. "East City Art Reviews - Dialogues at Stable". 5 February 2020 

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Bahrampour, Tara. “A warehouse of their own: D.C. Artists launch a co-working and exhibition space”. Washington Post. 11 October 2019. 

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Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: ‘Time Capsule’ retrospective highlights jazz’s influence on Frank Stewart”. The Washington Post - Sunday Edition. 20 December 2019.

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Augenstein, Neal. “From Dischord Records to Art Truck, Arlington hones cutting-edge arts trek”. WTOP. 5 April 2018.

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Jean-Philippe, McKenzie. “A Truck Carrying a Pedal-Powered Turntable is Cruising Around Arlington, Explaining Art”. Washingtonian. 5 April 2018.

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Potter, Erin. “Interview with Bipedal Soundscapes Artists”. Bike Arlington. 10 April 2018.

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Arlington Art Truck, Interview by Lindley Estes, Issue 63 • May 2018 • Arlington

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Carrigan, Margaret. “Galleries: A Cassette-Based Symphony that Erodes with Time”. Hyperallergic. 26 April 2016.

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Jenkins, Mark. “In the Galleries: Artwork that’s destined for failure”. The Washington Post –Sunday Edition. 17 April 2016. E16: 

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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. 

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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.

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Chung, Francis. “Photos: Sonic Installation No Sharps, No Flats Opens at Transformer”. The DCist. 18 March 2016.

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Williams, Stephanie. DC Musicians Come Together for the Bold Art Exhibition “No Sharps, No Flats”. DC Music Download. 15 March 2016.

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Jenkins, Mark, “Artist’s colorful ‘science project’ is a commentary on world’s water supply”, The Washington Post, 2 December 2015:

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Jenkins, Mark, “In the Galleries: From the everyday to the fantastical”, The Washington Post, 31 May 2015, p. E4,  

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Goukassian, Elena, “Emily Francisco: Something Slightly Familiar”, State of the Arts 2014 Fall Arts Guide, Washington City Paper (page 31), September 12, 2014. 

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Artbeat With Lauren Landau, September 17, 2014, WAMU 88.5

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"Luce Artist Talks: Emily Francisco", Eye Level, Smithsonian American Art Museum, September 12, 2014,

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"Luce Artist Talks: Emily Francisco", The Paper Blog: Art & Design Magazine, September 11, 2014. 

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Fischer, Jonathan L., “Bluebrain Returns with Sweeping Sound Art Installation”, Washington City Paper, February 4, 2014: 

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Hohmeier, Danielle, "St. Louis Celebrates 'Sculpture City 2014'", Atomic Dust, January 3, 2014. 

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“Weekend Pass”, Express (A Publication of the Washington Post), November 14, 2013 (page E16)

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Rosslyn BID, Featured Story: Culture, "May I have the Piano delivered to You? - Q & A with Artisphere Artist in Residence Emily Francisco":

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Dingfelder, Sadie, “Jump into the Clouds”, Express (A Publication of the Washington Post),  September 19, 2013:  

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Galbi, Douglas, “Emily Francisco Piano Overture”, Ode Street Tribune, September 17, 2013: 

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Capps, Kriston, “May I have the Piano Delivered to You at Artisphere?”, Washington City Paper, August 16, 2013:   

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Thomas, Holly E, "Boost Your Arts IQ with the Fridges Amazing New Show", Refinery29.   

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