Born 1984 / Lives and works in Portland, Oregon and Joshua Tree, California. 

 

EDUCATION

2010 MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2006 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Gemini, PDX Contemporary Art Window Project, Portland, Oregon (upcoming)

2016 Flower Time, Lillestreet Rooftop Project Space, Lillestreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2016 Long Lost, Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

2014 The Realm of Quantifiable Truths, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013 Dark Element, Place Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013 Hall of Conversion, Vestibule Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2011 Tectonic, Portland Building Installation Space, Portland, Oregon

2011 Hylozoic, False Front Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2010 Crystal Crag, The Emerson Space Case, Portland, Oregon

2010 Emily Nachison: Drawings and Sculpture, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan

 

DUO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Liquid Nails: Emily Nachison and Martha Mysko, Elephant Art Space, Los Angeles, California (upcoming)

2013 Isolated Growth: Emily Nachison and Michael Endo, Gallery 333, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, Ohio

2012 Of Other Spaces: Emily Nachison and Michael Endo, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2007 Big World Little World: Emily Nachison and Robin Weinert, Transmissions Gallery, Berkeley, California

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018  BAM Glass Biennial, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington (upcoming)

2017 Symmetry Breaking, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon

2017 Transformations, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon

2017 Periphery, League of Women Designers, Olympic Mills Building, Portland, Oregon

2016 GEOMAGIC: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2016 Permeable Structure, The Byre, Latheronwheel, Scotland, United Kingdom

2015 Across every reason a movement, Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

2015 Dark Ecologies, Bullseye Resource Center New York, Mamaroneck, New York

2015 Dark Ecologies, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon

2015 State of Oregon Craft, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon

2015 Cross-Section, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2014 Manipulated View: Images of the West, Sheppard Contemporary, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

2014 The Second International Glass Biennial, Minnestrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana

2013 Durden and Ray: History Lessons, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, Oregon

2013 Other Worlds, The Milk Factory Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2013 Chroma-Culture, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013 Natural Philosophy, Bullseye Glass Bay Area Gallery, Emeryville, California

2013 Installation Artist, Cascades AIDS Project, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon

2012 True Places, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California

2012 Sticks and Stones, Soil Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2012 Perceptual Control, Worksound Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2011 GLASS HOUSE, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2011 The Settlement: Occupation, Place Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2010 Winter 2010 Emerging Artist Show, Rabbitholestudio, Brooklyn, New York

2010 The Facebook Show, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan

2010 Out of the Woods: Cranbrook Degree Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan

2009 Crane vs. Wolverine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2009 Wise Guise, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2009 Delusions, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2009 Good Clean Innovative Fun, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2009 The Sketchbook Show, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2008 Stories from the Woods, The Current Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2008 Insert Color Here, Kingswood Lower Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2007 Mission District, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006 Felt, Peace Industry Store, San Francisco, California

2005 Artist Books, Decker Library, Baltimore, Maryland

2004 Nomad + Object, Rome, Italy

 

RESIDENCIES

2016 Artist-in-Residence, Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, New York

2016 Artist-in-Residence, Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

2015 Artist-in-Residence, The Byre, Bullseye Projects, Latheronwheel, Scotland, United Kingdom

2015 Artist-in-Residence, Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, Oregon

2014 Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Contemporary Craft Storefront Residency, Portland, Oregon

2012 Artist-in-Residence, Worksound Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

AWARDS

2017 Finalist, Rare Craft Fellowship Award, American Craft Council

2015 Finalist, Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

2013 Artistic Focus Project Grant Recipient, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, Oregon

2013 Alice Rooney Scholarship Recipient, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2011 Grant Recipient, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Installation Space, Portland, Oregon

 

LECTURES AND PANELS

2018 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Art Department, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

2018 Visiting Artist, Ash Street Projects, Portland, Oregon

2017 Lecturer, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Fairbanks, Alaska

2017 Lecturer, Glass Alliance of Northern California, Oakland, California

2017 Lecturer, Library Salon Series, American Craft Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 Panelist, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon

2017 Lecturer, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon

2017 Moderator, Fashion and Technology Panel, Surface Design Association Conference, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

2016 Lecturer, Artist Talks Series, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

2016 Lecturer, GEOMAGIC: Mythologizing Natural Phenomena, Scientific History, and New-Age Idealism: Christine Gray and Emily Nachison, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2016 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

2015 Moderator and Co-Organizer, Conversations on Craft: Mending, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2015 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2015 Panelist, Dark Ecologies, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon

2014 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

2014 Lecturer, The Scottish Glass Society, The Wasps Factory, Glasgow, Scotland

2014 Lecturer, The Ream of Quantifiable Truths, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2014 Lecturer, Clark Art Talks: Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington

2013 Panelist, Common Threads: Craft Perspectives Roundtable Discussion, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon

2013 Visiting Artist, Interlink Visiting Artist Lecture Series, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2013 Visiting Artist, Wilbur Wright College, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2012 Lecturer, Soil Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2012 Lecturer, Yardwork Artist Talk Series, Portland, Oregon

 

PRESS

2017 Interior Design Magazine, June 2017 Issue, p. 63

2017 American Craft Magazine, June/July 2017 Issue, p. 47

2017 Margolis-Pineo, Sarah. Symmetry Breaking, Catalog, Marylhurst University

2017 Oldknow, Tina. Permeable Structures, Catalog, Bullseye Projects

2015 Margolis-Pineo, Sarah. "New Directions in Glass", Art Ltd. Magazine, May/June 2015 Issue, (article), p. 50

2015 Margolis-Pineo, Sarah. "Little Ghosts of Alchemy and Magic: A Conversation with Emily Nachison", Bad at Sports Blog, January 21 (interview).

2014 Half Cut Tea Media, Season One (video documentary)

2014 Drain Magazine, Molecular Issue, February (on-line biannual journal)

2014 American Craft Magazine, August/September 2014 Issue, p. 19

2012 Kluth, Mary Anne. Art Ltd. Magazine, September/October 2012 Issue, (review), p. 38

2012 Speer, Richard. Art Ltd. Magazine, May/June 2012 Issue, May (review), p. 26

2012 Morales, Katharine. OPENING: “Of Other Spaces” at Bullseye Gallery, The Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet, February 29

2009 Stevens, Rebecca. 944 Magazine, Art and Architecture Issue, October (interview), p. 36.

2007 Walsh, Lexa. Swee(t)art Magazine, Issue 8, December (interview + cover), pp. 1 - 4.  

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2017 - Present Co-Director, Dust to Dust, Portland, Oregon

2014 - 2018 Organizer, Oregon College of Art and Craft Experimental Fashion Show, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, Oregon

2015 Co-Organizer, Interwoven, Fashion Show, Project Grow and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2014 Project Designer and Organizer, Thread Lines, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon

2011 Co-Curator, MAGIC > NATURE, False Front Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

TEACHING 

2016 - 2018 Department Head/Assistant Professor, Fiber Department, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon

2013 - 2016 Interim Department Head/Visiting Assistant Professor, Fiber Department, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon

2010 - 2013 Adjunct Professor, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon

2012 – 2018 Mentor/Committee Member, Applied Craft + Design MFA Program, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

 

TEACHING: WORKSHOPS

2018 Instructor, WildCraft Studio School, Portland, Oregon (upcoming)

2016 Instructor, Glass Casting and Site Specific Sculpture, Northlands Glass, Lybster, Scotland, UK

2015 Instructor, Teacher Training Symposium, Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, Oregon

2014 Instructor, Kiln-formed Glass, Northlands Glass, Lybster, Scotland, UK

2014 Instructor, Zine Workshop, Reynolds Middle School, Fairview, Oregon

2010 – 2013 Instructor, Studio School, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2010 – 2013 Instructor, Nike Design Atelier Workshops, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2012 Instructor and Presenter, Oregon Art Education Association Conference, Portland, Oregon

2010 – 2012 Instructor, PHAME: Pacific Handicapped Artists, Musicians, and Entertainers, Portland, Oregon

2011 Instructor, Pre-College and Art Adventures, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

2010 Instructor, Cranbrook Summer Art Institute, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2008 Instructor, Kingswood Highschool, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2003 Instructor, Community Arts Partnership, Baltimore, Maryland

 

JURIES AND EXTERNAL COMMITTEES

2018 External Committee Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee, School of Art + Design, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

2017 Committee Member, Exhibition Committee, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2017 Juror, 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition, Fairbanks Art Association, Fairbanks, Alaska

2016 – 2017 Committee Member, National Surface Design Association Conference Planning Committee

2015 Juror, Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards, Portland, Oregon

2015 Guest Critic, Graduate Student Reviews, Art Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2014 Juror, Emerge 2014: Bullseye’s Eighth Biennial Kiln-Glass Exhibition for Emerging Artists, Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon

2013 Juror, Oregon Art Education Association Scholarship, Portland, Oregon

2013 Guest Critic, Thesis Student Reviews, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon