Emily Francisco

United States

Emily is a sculptress utilizing disrupted signal flow, cheap consumer technologies, and discarded obsolete devices. Her work largely deals with fragmented time. Collecting existing objects and processing the physical and metaphorical weight those objects carry, Emily pieces together these disparate elements in an attempt to make things whole. This process results in objects and environments that require activation; work that is incomplete until the viewer is present and engaging in the moment.
Born in Honolulu, raised in Missouri’s lead belt, educated in Saint Louis and the District of Columbia – her exhibition record includes IA&A at Hillyer, Rhizome DC, Transformer, Area 405, GlogauAIR Project Space, Vilnius Academy of Arts, The John F. Kennedy Center, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Her work has been reviewed in The Washington Post and Hyperallergic, and she has discussed her work at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Emily currently maintains a studio at STABLE Arts and works as the AV administrator for a massive federal art institution to support her kid and their furry friends. Emily is also an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University. The child of a white American woman and a Filipino immigrant, Emily exists in between worlds.

GlogauAIR Project
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Former artists