Emmy Mikelson

Coordinator of Student Exhibitions and Special Projects

Emmy Mikelson is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; recent video screenings include Trani, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; and Espoo, Finland. In fall 2016, she participated in the Labverde science and art research residency at the Adolpho Ducke rainforest reserve in Manaus, Brazil, and she completed residencies at Signal Culture in Owego, NY, and CultureHub at La MaMa Gallery in NYC during summer 2017. She has published text and artwork in several experimental architecture journals including Nova OrganaKTISMA, and Moinopolis, and she co-authored the publication And Another Thing: Nonanthropocentrism and Art (punctum books, 2016). She teaches Freehand Drawing workshops for the Intro to Architecure summer program at The Cooper Union and she currently teaches at Pace University. 

Projects & Links

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.