Emily Schnellbacher    

Royal Oak, MI


2013 MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010 BFA, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, Painting Major, Psychology and Art History Minors

Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2018 Making Space Artist in Residence, Eileen Fisher, Troy, MI

Tiny Universe, Aquarium Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2015 reCreate Featured Artist, Resource Exchange, Philadelphia, PA

2014 One Thread Within a Woven Web, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA

2010 Anthropomorphism, Hank and Dolly Gallery, Harrison Center, Indianapolis, IN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Hatchback 13, Hatch Art Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

2018 Heat Wave, 117 Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Detroit Semifinalist Exhibit, N’namdi Center, Detroit, MI

Women, Risker Gallery, Carr Center, Detroit, MI

2017 Soft Angles, Articipate Gallery, Berkley, MI 

2016 Inside Out, Carver Gallery, Baltimore, MD

9th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, New York Harbor, NY

Multiples, Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Creative Climate Awards, Human Impact Institute, New York, NY

74th Juried Annual Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA                                            

Impossible Instructions, Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Escape the Night, Pterodactyl Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                

Benefit Exhibition for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                                

Fluid, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York, NY

2013 Learn. Make. Inspire., 3rd Ward Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA                                                                            

The International Textile Show, The Art Factory, Paterson, NJ                                                                                

Global Conscious, Local Artists, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                                        

Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Toys, Invitational Group Show, Primary Colors Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2011 Wearable Art, Midwest Fashion Week, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN

2010 Rites of Passage, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2009 Visual Fringe, Earth House Collective, Indianapolis, IN

Related Work Experience

2019 Felt Succulent Workshop Instructor, Winter Camp, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2018 Soft Sculpture Workshop Instructor, Eileen Fisher, Troy, MI

2016 Soft Sculpture Workshop Instructor, Park Towne Place and Inliquid, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Eco Soft Sculpture Workshop Instructor, Resource Exchange, Philadelphia, PA

2013-14 Secretary for the Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter

2011-­13 Gallery Assistant at PAFA Alumni Sales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012-14 Artist Assistant for Barbara Schaff and Tish Ingersoll, Philadelphia, PA

2012­ Summer Intern at City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Teaching Assistant at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010­-11 Art Recovery Technician for Art Recovery Technologies, Indianapolis, IN

2010 Volunteer Installation Artist for Tara Donovan’s “Untitled” Exhibition, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Honors and Awards

2013 Finalist in Fleisher Art Memorial 36th Wind Challenge Exhibition Series

2011 MFA Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 2011

Mildred Darby Menz Award Nominee

2010 Reverend A.G. Fraser International Scholarship

2009 Walter and Helen Mowrey Scholarship

Louise E. Fulton/ IMA Portfolio Scholarship

2008 Indiana University Artist in Residence for the Indiana State Fair

Selected Bibliography

Impossible Instructions, Gigantic Sequins, 22 January 2015, Kimberly Ann Southwick  <https://giganticsequins.wordpress.com/tag/philadelphia/>

Global Conscious, Local Artists, Title Magazine, 01 August 2013, Philip Mastrippolito <http://www.title-magazine.com/2013/08/global-conscious-local-artists/>

Global Conscious, Local Artists' at Pentimenti Gallery, 02 July 2013, Anne R. Fabbri Broad Street Review: 'Global Conscious, Local Artists' at Pentimenti Gallery, 02 July 2013, <http://www.broadstreetreview.com/art-architecture/global_conscious_local_artists_at_pentimenti_gallery>

Six Local Artists Explore Global Issues at Pentimenti, Knight Arts, 02 July 2013, Chip Schwartz <http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/global-conscious-local -artists-pentimenti>

Pollution, Broken Infrastructure, Broken Bodies – Pentimenti’s New Show Has Global Concerns, The Art Blog, 28 June 2013, Sam Newhouse <http://www.theartblog.org/2013/06/pollution-broken-infrastructure-broken-bodies-religion-pentimentis-new-show-has-global-concerns/>

Tempo and 6th Annual Rites of Passage, Manifest Press, April 2010, Volume 44, PG. 40, Photo, Jason Franz

Palatable Palette, Nuvo Arts Blog, 11 April 2010, Chi Sherman  <http://www.nuvo.net/ArtsBlog/archives/2010/04/11/palatable­palette>