Statement Emily’s recent work exploresfinding spark and vigor in one’s experience to counterbalance life’shardships. The work pays homage to the Dadaist’s playful energy with materials and composition, while working from a feminine perspective. A selection of symbolsoriginallychosen byhappenstance via a letterpress proofare woven within the artist’s personal imagerytocelebratephilosophical ideasembracingnothingness and absurdity. Found and printed books, along with a continued use of gold, reference creating one’s own sacred textsfor contemplation.Achieving mindfulness amongst the chaos; balance within the dissonance.
Biography Emily Jalinsky is an interdisciplinary printmaking artist. Through her works on paper and assemblages she exploresfindingmindfulnessamongsthardship and chaotic states of the mind. Emily has exhibited regionally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at La Maison du Potier, La Celle les Bordes, France, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA, and the Stanley Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA. Permanent Collections include the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and UI Mood Disorder Clinic specialized treatment center for depression. Emily was selected for the Iowa Arts Council Strategic Planning Partners Series and conducted a remote artist residency through Artist/Mother Co. during the pandemic. She is an educator and founding member of the Iowa City Press Co-op at Public Space One, Iowa City, IA.She received a BFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas in 2012 and nowresides, works, and actively contributes to the art community in and aroundIowa City, IA.
Education University of Kansas. B.F.A., Printmaking, 2012
Solo Exhibitions 2022- Art Offerings, La Maison du Potier, La Celle les Bordes, France 2019- In the Ordinary / Radiance, Film Scene, Stanley Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA 2018- State Change, Commons Gallery, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA 2016- The Already / Not Yet, Times Club Gallery, Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA 2016- Inner Landscape: Finding Calm Creating Peace, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS 2015- Gatherings, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 2012- Healing Marks, Kansas Union Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Selected Group Exhibitions *indicates two or three person show 2023- *Found and Formed: Materials in Conversation, Porch Light Literary Arts Center, Iowa City, IA 2022- INDIGO!, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2021- Prompt for the Planet, Porch Light Literary Arts Center, Iowa City, IA 2021- Osmotic Radiance, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2020- Material Oracle, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2019- *Print Exhibit, Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA 2018- 4x4, Willow and Stock, Iowa City, IA 2017- Paper and Pots, Scarlow’s Gallery, Casper, WY 2017- Horizon, Grinnell Arts Center, Grinnell, IA 2017- *Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition, Governor’s formal office, State Capital, Des Moines, IA 2017- All and Sundry, RADinc, Iowa City, IA 2017- Feminist Retort, White Rabbit, Iowa City, IA 2016- *Tracing the Paths Between Sprout and Rot, The Paper Nest, Iowa City, IA (joint) 2015- Zenzic Nests, The Paper Nest, Iowa City, IA 2014- Blue Lava, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2011- QR Club: New Media Meets Local Art, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS 2009- Wonderlust, 6th Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Community-Based Collaborations / Site Activations / Performances 2022- Prompt for the Planet: Community Creates, set art, Emily & Sayuri Artist Duo, Englert Theater, Iowa City, IA 2021-2022- Joy March, organizer and Grand Marshal, Downtown District Iowa City, IA 2021- Reciprocity & Taking Root, installation, Emily & Sayuri Artist Duo, Prompt Press, Iowa City, IA 2021- Fragmentos de Lluvia, performer, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA 2019- Parentskins, performative photo documentation contribution, a project by Emilia White 2019- Pollinators limited edition poster handout, project coordinator and design contributor, Iowa City Press Co-op, Stanley Museum of Art, and Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA 2018- The Vital Cycle of Fire and Growth, installation, Emily & Sayuri Artist Duo, part of Dazzle Crawl, Iowa City, IA 2017- Bubble Girls, performance, part of Feminist Retort, White Rabbit Gallery, Iowa City, IA 2017- Near Future, pop-up exhibition and performative space, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2016- Finding Homes Making Communities, installation, Emily & Sayuri Artist Duo, part of Margins of the Multiple, Home Ec. Workshops and Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2014- The People’s Pyramid, Black Hawk Mini Park, Iowa City, IA
Permanent Public Collections UI Mood Disorders Center special treatment center, purchased 2019 Iowa City Public Library, purchased 2018 University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, purchased 2015
Select Publications / Media Finding Healing & Resiliency in Upcycling Art: Interview with Artist Emily Jalinsky, The Sustainable Seed, April 2021 Fund the Culture Makers Speaker Series, Iowa Arts Council, Oct 2020 Little Village Studio Visit: Emily Jalinsky (video), Little Village Mag, Sep 2017 Gov. Honors Three Female Artists in New Display at State Capital, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, July 2017 Present Moment Trailing Thoughts, Prompt Press, Prompt 6, April 2016 ‘Tracing the Paths Between Sprout and Rot’ art exhibit explores resilience and decay, Little Village Mag, Mar 2016
Professional Experience 2018-2020- Program Coordinator, Iowa City Press Co-op, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2017-present- Artist/Owner, Sleepy Press, Iowa City, IA 2015-2018- Board Member, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2015-2017- Print Studio Facilitator, Iowa City Press Co-op, Iowa City, IA 2012-1014- Gallery assistant, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS
Teaching Experience 2015-present- Adult printmaking workshops, Iowa City Press Co-op, Iowa City, IA 2017-2019- Children’s summer camps, Prairie School of Art, Iowa City, IA 2013-2014- Children’s classes, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS 2009-2010- It Starts with Art children’s classes, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS 2004-2006- Adult and children’s private lessons, BarrArt, Olathe, KS
Visiting Artist / Speaker 2022-2023- Iowa Young Writers Studio Dunk Tank, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2019- Printmaking department, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA 2019- Art in the Afternoon, Artifactory, Senior Center, Iowa City, IA 2018- Coexist mural with Sayuri Sasaki Hemann, United Action for Youth, Iowa City, IA 2017- AP art classes, Iowa City High School, Iowa City, IA
Residencies / Grants / Awards 2022- Artist/Mother Co. Residency, virtual 2021- Strategic Planning Partners Professional Development, Iowa Arts Counsel, Des Moines, IA 2020-2021- Art Office Residency, virtual 2019- Iowa City Summer Residency, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2017- Iowa Women’s Art Exhibit Award, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA 2014- Free Studio Residency, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA 2012- Research Experience Program Certification of Visual Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2011- Larabee Fine Arts Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2010- Louthian Art Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2010- Burrows Art Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Organizations 2016-present- Bluestockings Art Collective 2015-present- Iowa City Press Co-op 2014-present- Public Space One