2010 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

2009 European Honors Program, Rome, Italy


Solo Exhibitions

2018  Emma Shapiro: Enactments, Larkin Arts Gallery, Harrisonburg, Virginia ( walk-thru here )

2017  Human Cartographies, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY, Collaborative installation with Lucas Martinez

2017  Enactments, Lenfest Center for the Arts, Washington and Lee University, Lexington,Virginia


Group Exhibitions

2018       Illuminated, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2017       Elements of Dissent: film + protest, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY

2016       goddess.held, The Living Gallery, New York, NY

2016       Sun Ship, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York, NY

2016       Just Put Your Number In My Phone, Otion Front Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2016       Side By Side, Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA

2016       Issue 5, Paint Pulse Magazine (printed magazine), Brooklyn, NY

2014       3 Dot Zine by Devin Morris, Issue 1, Brooklyn, NY

2011        Word Problem, The Active Space, Brooklyn NY

2011        MMMW , Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn NY 



2017      Drop Forge and Tool, Hudson, NY

2016      Vermont Studio Center

2013, 2015      The League Residency at Vyt, Sparkill, NY

2015      Arts Letters and Numbers Residency, Averill Park, NY


Awards and Honors

2019 Awesome Without Borders 2019 Grantee, for activism project “Exposure Therapy : Nipple stickers fighting the oppression of the female body”    

2017 Invited Workshop Instructor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

            - Grant awarded to conduct two experimental-drawing workshops for the W&L art department in conjunction with Enactments exhibition

2016    Vermont Studio Center Merit Scholarship

2016    Guest Critic, Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA

2015    Invited speaker, The Southern Humanities Council Conference  

             -Conference topic "Public Bodies, Private Spaces / Private Bodies, Public Spaces"

2015    Katzman Fellowship, The Art Students League of NY

2009   Bridge-Builder Leadership Award, RISD


Professional Experience

2018-present Coordinator DIBUJUEVES drawing sessions, Playground Art Center, Valencia Spain

2016-present      Co-Founder and Executive Committee Chair, the LexCollective Lexington, VA

2016-present      Co-Founder, Buena Vista Collaborative Studio, Buena Vista, VA

2014 -present     Instructor, “Art Workouts” series, The Art Students League of New York

                                        Invited to teach workshops in experimental drawing techniques: “Empathy and the Figure” ,  “Gesture Mapping” , “The Drawing Experience”

2014-2016           Studio Services Coordinator, The Art Students League of New York, Administrative Manager; Model, Monitor, and Studio Services Coordinator

                                         Hired, scheduled and managed over 60 figure models for over 70 classes per week,

                                          and awarded scholarships to and managed over 120 classroom monitors

2014                    Co-Instructor, Drawing Fundamentals and Figure Drawing,  The Art Students League of New York

                                           First Teaching Assistant billed as a Co-Instructor in a regular session class

2010-present       Professional Figure Model

                                           I successfully run my own business, posing for over 20 different schools and artists along the east coast. 

2008-2010           Founder/Chair, Students Helping Students Scholarship Fund, RISD