BIO / CV

Emily Harris (b. 1977, Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY) sculptor/interdisciplinary artist whose works explore body and its relation to space. She uses drawing, sculpture and performance collaborating on artworks that sensitize through materials from glass to breath. Exhibitions: 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. Notable collaborative works: Roaming Urban Soundscapes with Paul Sadowski (Cooper Union, NYC), featuring hours of ambient field recordings precisely mixed to create a 3 hour multi-location, multi-track sound piece; Resonant Traces, with sound artist Jonathan Zorn, curated by Carol Nhan, a building-size sound and line installation, Union Street Studio, LLC, architecture and design collective in Brooklyn, NY; Contemplative Outerwear in IF YOU SAY SO, with vocalist Anais Maviel, curated by Women Between Arts, The Stone at the New School, Glass Theater, NYC.
Solo: When Our Breaths Run an installation of glass, video, audio and instrumental recordings at north willow in Montclair, NJ, 2017. The show was dedicated to friend and colleague Margaret Sheffield.
Emily is producer for the film TOUCH THE SKY - Robert Filliou and co-hosts a weekly series with Cultural Activists from around the world, from the Institute for Cultural Activism International which she co-founded in 2020.

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES (selected)
2021
Ritual for a Living Future, curated by Monet Clark with assistance by ICAI, Living Future '21, online conference, International Living Future Institute

2020

Invocation Democracy, curated by Monet Clark, Virtual Exhibition sponsored by Pro Arts Commons
Co-Founder/ Initiator, Institute for Cultural Activism
, Fiscally sponsored by NY Foundation for the Arts
Producer of Online Live Broadcast Series – “The Tuning Fork” with John Halpern. Tuesdays at 4:00PM EST – Conversations with Cultural Activists Worldwide

2019
Waking Buddha Live, collaboration with artist/filmmaker John Halpern, Tibet Center,
Kingston, NY
Touch the Sky: An Evening of Cultural Activism, co-curated with artist/filmmaker John Halpern, incorporated in-progress film footage about the Fluxus artist Robert Filliou and works/performances by contemporary artists: Giana Gonzalez, John Halpern, Roman Halpern, Emily Harris’ Contemplative Outerwear Cap in collab. with Jessica Higgins, Blu Lonergan, Alex Rowe and Gordon Skinner, The New School, New York, NY
Sediments of Light, kinetic installation, collaboration with musician Drew Wesley, DE-CONSTRUKT, Brooklyn, NY
Celebration of Fifty Years of Women Artists at Kenyon College, in conjunction with the 50th Year Anniversary Celebration of women attending Kenyon, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Contemplative Outerwear Live Performance, collaboration with vocalist Anais Maviel, curated by Women Between Arts, The New School Glass Theater, New York, NY
Contemplative Outerwear Intervention, Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading, Poetry Project , Saint Mark’s Church, New York, NY

2018
Leeds, collaboration with John Halpern,Peter Freeman Gallery, New York, NY
In the AIR, curated by Oscar Buitrago, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
Climbing Tree, curated by Kate Parry, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

2017
When Our Breaths Run, North Willow, Montclair, NJ (solo)
Incl Limited Edition Catalog with unique artwork by Emily Harris by North Williow Publications
Object of Direct Experience, curated by Alex Chowaniec and Markee Speyer, Lorimoto Gallery, Ridgewood Queens, NY
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, collaboration with Kate Parry, 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
2020     Invited to introduce NADI, Native Art Department International, Presentation at The Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
2019     Touch the Sky, An Evening of Cultural Activism, collaboration with John Halpern, The New School, New York, NY
2018     The Great Divide, Live Interactive Skype - Feminist Intergenerational Dialogue between (WAR) Melbourne, Australia & (RE)Present New York City. Panelists: Vanessa Godden, Tassia Joannides, Juliette Peers, Caroline Phillips, Nancy Azara, Emily Harris and Rachel Steinberg. This program is part of MEL&NYC, supported by the Victorian Government. Collaborated on Feminist Poster Design.
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 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" Essay by Jae Cho, A Celebration of 50 Years of Women Artists at Kenyon College, Ed. Claudia Esslinger and Marcella Hackbardt, September, 2019
"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