Emily Culbert

Emily is a multidisciplinary artist and educator working in Chicago, IL. Her studio practice utilizes printmaking and sculpture to investigate the conversion of printed image to three-dimensional structure, mining the spaces between blueprint, assembly plan, and constructed object.


  • Skidmore College - B.A.
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art - M.F.A.


Screen-printing, relief, etching and intaglio, bookbinding, sculpture, ceramics



Exhibition highlights:

  • "Innovations in Printmaking," Cade Art Gallery, Arnold, MD - 2019
  • "Golden Fleece," Positive Space Studios, Chicago, IL - 2018
  • Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI - 2018
  • "Spin Cycle," S├ìM: The Association for Icelandic Artists, Reykjav├¡k, Iceland - 2017
  • Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY - 2014

Other interests and inspirations:

Architecture, furniture design, urban planning, sustainable development

Emily's teaching style:

Inquiry-based learning is the foundation of her approach to teaching. She encourages students to form their own questions about the world and examine them through their artistic practice. Her classes are rooted in material exploration and she creates lesson plans that allow students to dig into their personal interests to inspire their artwork.

Emily loves EAC because . . .

The small class sizes allow for students to dig deep into their artistic practices and build strong relationships with their teachers. The community fosters enthusiasm and curiosity, and students come to class excited and ready to explore!

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Emily abstract sculpture
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