emily ann pothast

emily pothast

Emily Pothast is a multimedia visual artist, musician, writer, lecturer, and curator whose research-based practice lies at the intersection of perception, intuition, communication, technology, history, power, and politics.

As a musician, she is the co-founder and frontwoman of the bands Hair and Space Museum and Midday Veil.

Emily received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Washington School of Art. Her work in various media is informed by the history of mass media -- from the printing press to the internet -- and its influence on politics, belief, and narrative curation.

She is a regular contributor to The Wire Magazine. Her writing has also appeared in Art in America, Hyperallergic, Art Practical, The Stranger, The Seattle Review of Books, Decoder Magazine, The Establishment, City Arts, Huffington Post, and the art journal Monday. She currently lectures on art history at Gage Academy of Art, and has also lectured at The University of Washington, Seattle University, Portland State University, and Northwest Film Forum.

From 2005-2010, Emily served as the Director of Antique and Modern Works on Paper at Davidson Galleries, overseeing a massive inventory of woodcuts, etchings, and other graphic works from the 15th to 20th century. In 2016-2017, she participated in the New Museum's NEW INC residency program, as content strategist for the artist-founded social discovery app Siren.

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