Emily Artinian makes artist’s books, text based art, and audience participation works, with a focus on narrative and storytelling. Projects have considered the fiction of a range of individual authors, the relationship between author and reader, and the inexactitudes of literary translation.
Until a recent move back to the US from the UK, where she earned her MA with Distinction in artists books at Camberwell, she was Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design and at Byam Shaw at Central Saint Martins in London.
Her work, Dead Dad/Emily Next Time, was included in the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), in the collateral exhibition Krossing.
Recent work has focused on Occupy Wall Street, the city of Wilmington, Delaware, and the complex relationships we have with material objects and ownership.
Her studio is located at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, in Wilmington, Delaware - open most First Fridays. Her work is available through artists books dealers Vamp and Tramp.
In 2011 she and her husband James Smith founded Street Road, an art project space sited in her family's real estate business and focused on exploring the intersection between art and ownership, particularly of land, building, and space.
Venice Biennale Interview
Article about From Ararat to Angeltown
FACTION workshop, Tate Britain