Several years ago, Emily got her Masters in performance and interactive art, and found herself enamored of the process of making her portfolio website. She then studied up on the basics of web design and obtained a position working as a web designer and graphic designer at a clothing boutique. After completing a series of freelance web and graphic design projects, she worked as a front end web developer at an advertising company building Wordpress Themes. She is currently working as a web developer for the California Department of Transportation, Caltrans. Emily has a keen interest in responsive web design, UX, and front-end web development libraries; she works hard to continually update her skills.
Emily's academic work has focused on media theory and interactive art. Having taught 2D animation and presented at international conferences, Emily has persued both academic and industry work. She supports community driven art and technology projects by serving on the board of directors at Davis Makerspace in Davis, CA and serving on the board of directors at A1labarts, a non-profit art gallery in Knoxville, TN.
• program title: Performance and Interactive Media Arts
• major: Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
• major: Community and Environmental Planning
Aug 2019 - present
Caltrans (California Department of Transportation, IT Associate, Web Developer and Designer, Sacramento, CA
Jan 2018 - Aug 2019
Caltrans (California Department of Transportation), IT Student Assistant, Sacramento, CA
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
Parallel Design, Web Developer and Designer, for multiple projects including Arkadia Lending and IPLG, Davis, CA.
March 2016- present
FREELANCE, Web Developer On retainer at Metanotion Software and A1labarts, Knoxville, TN
March 2015- Aug 2015
KNOXWEB Front-end development & Graphic Design (Wordpress Theme Development), Knoxville, TN
May 2014- Feb 2015
FREELANCE, Web-design & Graphic Design, Davis, CA
THE WARDROBE, Graphic Design & Web-design, Davis, CA
ODDBALL FILM & VIDEO, Screening Curator, San Francisco, CA
PRIVATE ESL Tutor, Davis, CA
ART DEPARTMENT, BROOKLYN COLLEGE CUNY, Instructor, animation course, Brooklyn, NY
PERFORMANCE & INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS, BROOKLYN COLLEGE CUNY, Equipment Manager. Brooklyn, NY
EYEBEAM ART & TECHNOLOGY CENTER, Outreach and Development Intern. New York, NY
CURTIS BROWN LTD, Receptionist and Manuscript Reader. New York, NY
WHITNEY ART MUSEUM, Volunteer, New York, NY
Versioning (Git and Subversion)
Plugins, Hooks, etc.]
Final Cut Pro
• Video Sculpture, Making Sculpture in an Era of Information Density. (2014). Presentation at Avanca Cinema International Conference 2014, Avanca, Portugal.
• History of Authoring Software (2014). Presentation at Davis Makerspace (D.M.S.), Davis, CA.
• Emergent Phenomena (2013). Paper presented at The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada.
• Experimental Animation (2011). Introduction and Screening presented at Davis Media Access (D.M.A.) Community Media Center, Davis, CA.
• divination 2.0 (2010). Paper presented at the Consciousness Reframed Conference at the Trondheim Electronic Arts Center, Norway.
3rd Place Prize
The Consilience of Art and Science Juried Exhibition, Pence Gallery and UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program
Artist Residency, June 2009
Academically Related Travel Funds
Graduate Investment Program, Dean's Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Brooklyn College, Spring 2009
The National Dean’s List
Emily has won grants and awards for her fine arts work. She has shown her work widely, exhibiting at spaces in many cities, including New York, Boston, Tobasco, Sacramento, and Knoxville. Most of her art includes elements of technology, and much has been created in collaboration with other artists.
divination2.0, Installation. 58 North 6th Media Labs; Brooklyn, NY. Sound design: Nick Nelson Voice: Leda Maniatakou
Instead Paintings, Paintings. Water Street Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY
Acronym Shadows, Sculpture. Past and Future Conditions, An exhibition on paradigms in which truth and knowledge is discovered, A1labarts, Knoxville TN
Mediated Echo, Installation. Signification, An exhibition on paradigms in which truth and knowledge is discovered, A1labarts, Knoxville TN
Blue Chakra, Performance and Interactive App, Chakra Windows, A1labarts, Knoxville, TN
Aerial, Photography and Video. DAVIS SPACE, Davis Makerspace, Davis, CA
Walking, Sculpture. The Consilience of Art and Science, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
(Juror: Chris Daubert, Professor of Art, Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA)
Walking, Sculpture. Strange New Attractor, an Exhibition by the DMS Community, Davis Makersapce, Davis, CA
Touch, Installation. FIGMENT Boston Art Festival, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA
Termites, Sculpture. The 17th International Conference on Information Visualization SOAS online gallery, University of London. London, UK
Termites, Sculpture. ORGANISM, An Art Show Fusing Art, Science and Technology, Old Nelson Gallery, Davis, CA
(Curated by Anna Davidson, University of California, Davis, CA)
divination2.0, Poster Display. Simposio Internacional de Computacion en la Educacion Somece, Villahermosa,Tobasco, Mexico
The Inverse Cycle, Sculpture exhibition. 3rd Annual Backyard Community Art Party, Davis, CA
33rd Street Share, Installation. Learning Curve, Marian Spore Museum, Brooklyn NY
heart search, Sculpture. Play With Fire Video Arts Festival, Troutman Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Entanglement is Good, Entanglement is Great, Paintings & Posters. Bushwick BETA Spaces Art Festival; Centotto, Brooklyn NY
Piñata for the Post, Pinata Sculpture. Ship It; Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA
Sun Salutation Graffiti, Paper Graffiti. Truck Depot, Brooklyn, NY
Pumpkin Pamphlet, Pamphlet. The Commons, Brooklyn, NY
302, An Opera In One Act by Nicholas Nelson. Video Artist for a multimedia opera, Levinson Hall, Brooklyn, NY
PIMA Experimental Ensemble Presents: What am I doing? I don’t know. I'm in bed sleeping, Performance. Monkeytown; Brooklyn NY
The Labyrinth, Goat Performance. Bushwick BETA Spaces Art Festival; 330 Melrose, Brooklyn NY
Liberty Piñata, Performance. FIGMENT Art Festival, Governor’s Island, NY
Gifting Self Destruction, Performance. Washington Square Park, New York, NY
Nanjing Tea. Painting, Seattle, WA. Commissioned by Miriam Bensky.
The Davis Enterprise and Sacramento Magazine on the Consilience of Art and Science exhibit, Pence Gallery, Davis CA. 2014
The Davis Enterprise on the opening of Davis Makerspace (D.M.S.), Davis CA. 2013
Turbulence and Rhizome on the divination2.0 exhibit, 58 North 6th Media Labs; Brooklyn, NY. 2010
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