EMMA SAFIR

emmasafir.com - emmaoliviasafir@gmail.com

EDUCATION:

2012                         BFA Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, Degree in Printmaking

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018                          Gallery Co.Co.

                                  Press                                 

2017                          Bunker Projects

                                  Picture Planes

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018                          Java Projects, Brooklyn NY

                                  Elastic Behavior

2017                          Demo Project, Springfield Illinois

                                  Unfurnished

2016                          Project Space / Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

                                  Vistas

2016                          University Galleries (William Paterson University)

                                  Ink, Press, Repeat : Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition juried by Phil Sanders

2016                          Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

                                   Artist’s Annual Exhibition

2016                         Rabbithole Projects, Brooklyn, NY

                                  Plant Show: a group show exploring the common house plant

2015                         Mist Gallery, www.mistgallery.com

                                  Stomping Ground 

2015                         Espacio Trapezio, Madrid, Spain

                                   Módulo Avenida de Manzanares, Curated by Intercambiador ACART

2013                          So What Space, Brooklyn, NY   

                Thank You, Come Again! Curated by Alex Boberg and Paige Hinshaw

2012                         Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

                                   Printmaking & Ceramics Thesis Exhibition

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2017 - 2018               Spencer Finch Studio, Brooklyn, NY

                                   Studio Assistant    

2017 - 2018               Half Gallery, Manhattan, NY

                                   Gallery attendant                                                 

2017                          Outdoor Voices, Manhattan, NY

                                  Contract print designer & technician

2017                          Gowanus Print Lab, Brooklyn, NY

                                  Contract silk screen and letterpress printer, freelance designer

2013 - 2016              Dream Collective, LA, CA

                                  Sales associate, buyer, assistant designer

2013 - 2016              Creatures of Comfort, LA, CA

                                  Sales associate

2013 - 2015              Kuu Collections, LA, CA

                                   Co-founder, Co-Designer, Fabricator

2011                           Pace Editions, NY, NY

                  Studio Intern under Bill Hall; assisted in the production of works by Arturo Herrera, Kiki Smith, art packaging

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS:

2016 - 2017                Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA

                                    Artist in residence, October 2016 - January 2017

2016                           Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

                                     Artist in residence as part of the Self-Directed Artist Residency, Fall 2016

2016                           Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

                                    Flair Foundation Artist Award (scholarship), fall 2016

2016                           Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

                   Artist in residence, March 2016

2016                           Anderson Ranch, CO

 Markell Fund Class Scholarship (declined)

2015                           Intercambiador ACART, Madrid, Spain

                                    Artist in residence, September 2015 - October 2015

INVITED TALKS:

2015                          CES Felipe Segundo, Centro de Estudios Superiores, Aranjuez, Spain

                                   Módulo Avenida de Manzanares, October 26, 2015

2015                          Complutense Universidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

                                    Works in Progress, October 19, 2015