Emily Potts (b. Houston TX, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice gives material form to invisible and chronic conditions. Emily’s research focuses on the relationship between the brain, the mind, and the body in processing and healing from trauma. Her sculptures give material forms to her childhood memories, and she works in a wide variety of media, from traditional materials like ceramics and wood to unconventional materials like paper pulp and bubble gum. The unique sculptural forms she creates are made by hand to have strange and childlike qualities, so they are familiar but also strange and somewhat unsettling. Emily has exhibited at notable institutions,  internationally, nationally, and regionally such as the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Canada, the New York Academy of Art New York, NY, the SAA Visual Arts Center, Springfield, IL, LHUCA, in Lubbock, TX. She is also an active member and participates in the local DFW arts community, and has exhibited my work at the MAC, the Greater Denton Arts Council, Texas Woman’s University, and 500X, and most recently will be exhibiting a solo show at the Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, TX in June of this year. Emily graduated with her MFA in Sculpture in the Spring of 2022 from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX where she also worked as a graduate assistant, teaching assistant, and teaching fellow. Emily now lives in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and teaches at Graceland University, she works as the Visiting Artist Lecturer and Gallery Coordinator. Emily recently opened up a small business, Farm Mouse Studio, selling jewelry and ceramic work, both online and at local shops in the area.

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