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Emmy Mikelson

Manager of Technicians

Emmy Mikelson is an interdisciplinary artist and received her MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; video screenings include Trani, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; and Espoo, Finland. 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. 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 in the School of Architecture at The Cooper Union and is currently completing a MA in Psychology at Pace University, NYC. 

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