Emily Jay is an artist, curator, and educator from Columbus, Ohio. She has exhibited internationally, and has been co-curator/director at The Neon Heater Art Gallery in Findlay, Ohio since October 2016.  Utilizing both analogue and digital photographic techniques, paintings, installation, poetry, performance, and book making, her work repurposes the iconography and geometry of Italian devotional imagery in order to root the female perspective into historical contexts.

EDUCATION

2024 Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts, Fine Arts Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University, Art Specialization with Concentration in Critical Studies and Artistic Practice, Expected completion: 2024                

2013 Master of Fine Arts, 2D Art, Bowling Green State University, Graduated: May 2013 with high honors 

2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Ohio Northern University, Graduated: May 2010 with high honors

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-2019 Adjunct Instructor in Art, Photography and Communication (DSGN 1101), Advanced Photography and Communication (DSGN 2101), Visual Literacy (ART 1671), Art History 1 and 2 (ART 2601, ART 2602), Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

2013-2014 Teaching Assistant, Black and White Photo I-III, Color Photo, Digital Multimedia, Studio Art College International, Florence, Italy

2012-2013 Instructor of Record, Drawing Workshop (ARTS 1030), Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON SHOWS

2019

She Became the Landscape/Lei Divenne il Paesaggio, two-person show with Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve, ArtSpace/Lima, Lima, Ohio

v|o (images), two-person show with Ian Breidenbach, Index Project Space, Dayton, Ohio

Blue|Ablution, solo show, Findlay Art League, Findlay, Ohio

2018                      

Ablution, site-specific installation in deconsecrated 13th century Benedictine Church, 33 Officina Creativa, Toffia, Italy

2017                      

And then one day you rose over the horizon and I finally saw you, two-person show with Ian Breidenbach, Riley Photography Gallery, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

2016

Vestige, solo show, Grace Albrecht Art Gallery, Bluffton, Ohio

ōrō, site-specific installation, Ålvik, Norway

Her Body Is, solo show, The Neon Heater Art Gallery, Findlay, Ohio

2015                      

Procession, site-specific installation, 33 Officina Creativa, Toffia, Italy

 2014                      

I dream of all things, solo show, Elzay Gallery, Ada, Ohio

Antoine: I dream of all things, solo show. Jules Maidoff Palazzo for the Visual Arts, Florence, Italy

2013                      

Transference, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2010                      

After the Goldrush: Studies in Negative Capability, Solo BFA show, Stambaugh Studio Gallery, Ada, Ohio

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2017                     

Lacuna, Group Show, Elzay Gallery of Art, Ada, Ohio

ImageOHIO 17, Regional Juried Exhbition, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2016                      

39th Annual Photography Exhibit, Juried by Mark Lanning Jr., Wassenburg Art Center, Van Wert, Ohio

2015                      

Macroscope, International Juried Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Artspace/Lima Spring Juried Show, Juried by Janet Ballweg and Luke Sheets. Artspace/Lima, Lima, Ohio

2014                      

Professoriate, Invitational exhibition, curated by Bill Sullivan.  Artspace/Lima, Lima, Ohio

Overture III, Juried by Adam Soboleski and Amber LeFever.  LeSo Gallery, Toledo, Ohio

The Swell Series, Juried by Corey Oberlander and Lindsey Stapleton. Grin Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2013                      

Deck the Walls, Juried by Christina Gednalske and Radha Jones. Jules Maidoff Palazzo for the Visual Arts, Florence, Italy

Self | Portrait, Robert F. Kennedy Center Europe, Florence, Italy. “Beauty is truth, truth beauty”

2012                      

Il Filo Delgi Altri, Invitational exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Pezzatini. Jules Maidoff Gallery, Florence, Italy

Re-Present: a Collection of Graduate Student Work, Bowling Green, Ohio

Overture, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, Ohio

Groundwork, Lea Gallery, Univeristy of Findlay, Findlay Ohio

Artspace/Lima Spring Juried Show, Juried by Lowell Tolstedt and Jack Earl. Artspace/Lima, Lima, Ohio

2011                      

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

AWARDS

2018 Marianna Hofer Endowment Fund Grant recipient for Ablution project

2015 ArtSpace/Lima Photography Club Award, Artspace/Lima, Lima, Ohio

2013-2014 SACI Teaching Assistantship, Photo/Media Department, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

2013 The Marilyn Singleton/Medici Circle Graduate Leadership Award, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2012-2013 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2011-2012 Graduate Assistantship, print shop technician, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio      

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2018                       Artist in residence for the month of June at 33 Creativa Officina, Toffia, Italy

2016                       Artist in residence for the months of July and August at Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2015                       Artist in residence for the month of June at 33 Creativa Officina, Toffia, Italy

2010                       Artist in residence for the month of November at Florence Workshops, Florence, Italy

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017                      

Vestige | Verrō, photo book, self-published

I’m going to,  photo and poetry book, self-published

Norwegian Grey, photo book, self-published

2016                      

Her body is, photo book, self-published

2015                      

The Becoming., photo book, self-published

2010

Polaris: an Undergraduate Journal of Arts and Literature: This Isn’t Happening, oil on paper, and Night, oil on paper