EMILY FUSSNER

EDUCATION

2019 MFA Visual Arts (pending), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (expected May 2019)

2018 American University in Berlin, Germany (MFA Studio Berlin summer abroad program)

2013 BS summa cum laude, Printmaking, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

2011 Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy (semester abroad program)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 “In Light of ____”, IA&A at Hillyer, Washington, DC (forthcoming)

2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (forthcoming)

2018 “The Shape of Light,” GMU Art Lab, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA

2017 “Absence Transformed,” GMU Art Lab, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA

2017 “FILL,” Metro Micro Gallery, Arlington, VA

2016 “On Staircases,” GMU Art Lab, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 “RISE 2019: Hillyer Newly Selected Artists,” IA&A at Hillyer, Washington, DC (forthcoming)

2018 "ShadowLands: 3D Adventures in Light and Space," Washington Sculptors Group, American Center for Physics, College Park, MD (curated by Sarah Tanguy)

2018 "Exempla," Gordon in Orvieto Alumni Exhibition, Gordon College, Wenham, MA

2018 "Absence & Presence," Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Washington, DC (curated by Helen Frederick and Peter Winant)

2018 "Off The Wall," George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2018 "Alchemical Vessels," Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC (catalogue)

2017 "Aftermath: Cycles of Rebuilding," George Mason University MFA exhibition, NOVA Community College Fine Art Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2017 "10x10 Invitational," Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville, MD

2017 "Alumni Show," 1920 Gallery, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

2017 "The Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards," Main & Station, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (catalogue)

2017 "Alchemical Vessels," Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC (catalogue)

2017 "University Combine," Capital One, Richmond, VA

2016 "Alchemical Vessels," Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC (catalogue)

2016 "W.H.A.T. Now: Women/Healing/Art/Transformation," Clifford Chance, Washington, DC

2015 "Alchemical Vessels," Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC (catalogue)

2013 "Mostra Collectiva," Gordon College in Convento Servi di Maria, Orvieto, Italy

2013 "PaperWorks," Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

2013 "Art Crawl: Senior Exhibit," Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

2012 "Monochrome, 1920 Gallery, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

2012 "Repeat Notions," Pyramid Atlantic Summer Interns exhibition, Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park, MD

AWARDS

2018-2019 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Fellowship

2018-2019 Victoria N. Salmon Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in GMU College of Visual and Performing Arts

2018-2019 Graduate Professional Assistant for Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University Libraries

2017-2018 Graduate Lecturer, George Mason University School of Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018 Graduate Lecturer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

(Paper, Print & Book as Language [instructor of record], Spring 2018)

2017 Graduate Lecturer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

(Printmaking I, [instructor of record], Fall 2017)

2018 Teaching Assistant, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Senior Project, Spring 2018)

2017 Teaching Assistant, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Sculpture I, Spring 2017)

2013 Teaching Assistant, Gordon College in Orvieto, Italy (Disegno, Fall 2013)

2017 Workshop Instructor, “Beginning Silkscreen Printing,” Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA

2017 Workshop Instructor, “Make Your Own Vessel,” Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, DC

2017 Workshop Instructor, Papermaking, “Paper Print & Book” summer course, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2017 Workshop Instructor, Papermaking, “Re-Imagining Community” (program for Fairfax County high school students), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2018—present Graduate Professional Assistant, Fenwick Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2017 Curator for "Spencer Dormitzer: You Don’t need to.. If you have to..." Metro Micro Gallery, Arlington, VA

2014 - 2016 “Alchemical Vessels” Exhibition + Benefit Coordinator, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington, DC

STUDIO ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE

2017 Papermaking Project Assistant for artist Mark Kelner, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2011-2013 Printmaking Studio Assistant, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

2012 Studio Summer Intern, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE

2015—present NEWLIFE Church, La Plata, MD & Alexandria, VA

2016—present Free Lance work for various clients

SITE-SPECIFIC COMMISSIONS

2017 Arlington / Washington DC map & other assorted interior murals, Central Coffee Bar, Rosslyn, VA

2017 World Map filled with country flags, interior mural, Inlingua Washington DC, Rosslyn, VA

2015 "To Be Mara," interior mural, Mara Hair Studio, Fairfax, VA

2015 "Tools of the Trade," chalkboard drawing, Mara Hair Studio, Fairfax, VA

2014 "Open Box 9," photo transfer and painting on reclaimed wood, Open Box 9, Washington, DC


COLLECTIONS

Private Collections in the USA and Orvieto, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Liza Saunders, “Absence Presence,” SOA Today, Fall 2018

Christin Taylor, “{Artist Feature} Emily Fussner: Broken Down and Made New,” Annesley Writers Forum, May 18, 2017

RESIDENCIES

2018 American University MFA Studio Berlin program with GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany