Graphic design faculty member curating upcoming exhibition in New York City

April 09, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Emily Burns, assistant teaching professor of graphic design within the Stuckeman School, is curating a new exhibition by artist Kaveri Raina that opens April 12 at the Assembly Room in New York’s Lower East Side.

Burns, a Penn State alumna with a bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting and a master of fine arts in graphic design, has curated group exhibitions at the locally based Woskob Family Gallery, as well as at studio e gallery and The Alice, both located in Seattle. She also is curating upcoming shows at Unpaved Gallery and Left Field Gallery, both in California, and the Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn.

No stranger to New York City, Burns studied classical painting at Grand Central Academy Atelier. She lived in Manhattan, where she worked as a photographer and taught photography, and she also worked for artist Jeff Koons.

Portrait of Emily Burns

Emily Burns is assistant teaching professor of graphic design.

IMAGE: Emily Burns

Burns is the founding editor and designer of Maake Magazine, an artist-run print publication that features the work of contemporary artists and artist-run projects. She also is the founder and director of Maake Projects, a new exhibition space set to open this summer in State College.

As an artist, Burns has seen her work exhibited both internationally and throughout the United States, including a solo show at Adventureland Gallery (Chicago) and a three-person exhibition at 111 Minna Gallery (San Francisco). She also has exhibited in group exhibitions at The Lodge Gallery and John Molloy Gallery (New York City); Transmitter, Trestle Gallery, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn); 24-Hour Charlie’s (Los Angeles); and Galleri Urbane (Dallas).

Titled “Linger Still,” the works in Raina’s upcoming New York show reflect the artist’s search for what it means ‘to hover.’ She questions what it feels like to linger, or float through time, and to eventually learn to embrace a feeling of inherent uncertainty.

For more information about the exhibition, which runs through May 12, contact the Assembly Room.

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Last Updated April 09, 2019