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Lunch on Fridays: Emily Carol Burns

March 12 2021

When 11:30am - 12:30pm

Emily Carol Burns

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Spend your lunch hour hearing from Emily Carol Burns, the founding director of Maake Projects and the founding editor and curator of the contemporary art publication, Maake Magazine, during our Lunch on Fridays lecture series. Burns is the juror for CIA's 2021 Alumni Exhibition, which is now open for all alumni to submit through April 1. The exhibition will open June 4 and run through August 13.

This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar via this link:

Emily Carol Burns holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting and an MFA in Graphic Design from The Pennsylvania State University. Her work has been exhibited both internationally and throughout the United States, including solo shows at Adventureland Gallery in Chicago; a three-person exhibition at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco; and group exhibitions at The Lodge Gallery and John Molloy Gallery, both in New York City; Transmitter, Trestle Gallery and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, all in Brooklyn, N.Y.; 24-Hour Charlie’s in Los Angeles; Galleri Urbane in Dallas; and Camayuhs in Atlanta. Her work has been featured in media such as Beautiful Decay, Hi-Fructose and Juxtapoz.

She is the founding editor and curator of the contemporary art publication Maake Magazine, an independent print publication featuring the work of contemporary artists and artist-run projects. She is also the founder and director of Maake Projects, a new exhibition space in central Pennsylvania. She recently curated Linger Still at Assembly Room in New York City; Biophilia at Unpaved Gallery in Yucca Valley, California; Zip City at Left Field Gallery in Los Osos, California; and Garden School at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She has been invited as a visiting curator at BRIC and the NARS Foundation, both in Brooklyn. She is currently an assistant professor at Penn State.

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