Emily Lindskoog lives and works in Chicago, where she is also raising two small children. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Her solo exhibitionThis Too was shown at North Park University’s Carlson Tower Gallery just before becoming a mother in 2016. Since then, she has participated in group exhibitions at Roman Susan Gallery, Circle Contemporary, Parallax Art Lab, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s University and The Hyde Park Art Center. Emily was a resident in Chicago Artist Coalition’s Field/Work residency and founded Love Road Artist Residency in 2018; a nomadic, annual residency for artist-mothers. She has been an adjunct instructor at North Park University since 2013.
She refers to her work as unfixed collage, alluding to objects arranged on the surface of her drawings without adhesive, allowing her to play with and re-stage the work. The resulting composition is committed while maintaining the energy of moveable parts. She uses elements from different moments and positions of her life to find formal patterns and coincidences; an intersection in time. These could be the site of an archaeological dig, an altar, a board game still in play. While raising children, everything feels both permanent and precarious, instantaneous and eternal.
2010 M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005 B.A. in Studio Art and K-12 Art Education
North Park University, Chicago, IL
2018 Find Something You Know — Parallax Art Lab, Chicago, IL
2016 This Too — Carlson Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Trip — Salter Gallery, University of Wisconsin Barron County, Rice Lake, WI
2012 Unrolled — goodyoga, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Left Hand, Right Hand: MFA Thesis Exhibition — Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2021 Bounce Back — Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
E Plurbus Unum — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020 Art in Isolation — North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
Home Work — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019 Extended Self:Transformations and Connections — Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Quilt — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Extended Practice — Roman Susan, Chicago, IL
Mysterious Feelings — Circle Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2017 AKUKO UWA — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
Certain Obscurities — Brandel Library at North Park University, Chicago, IL
2016 La Mère / La Mer : The Mother / The Sea — Moreau Art Galleries at Saint Mary's College, South Bend, Indiana
2015 Square Foot Show — The Arts of Life, Glenview, IL
Uncharted — Lewis Art Gallery at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
2014 Black & White — Brandel Library at North Park University, Chicago, IL
2012 Middling — Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Chain Letter — Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
Seriously Funny — Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
In the Flat Field, curated by Jason Stopa — Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2010 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Phong Bui of the Brooklyn Rail — SoHo 20 Gallery, New York, NY
Sustainability — Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Speaking to a Kitchen Mouse — Steuben Galleries at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Homecoming Invitational — Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL
From Across the River — MFA Gallery at Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
2007 Alumni Exhibition — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Five Second Rule: Undergraduate Senior Exhibition — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Carl G. Setterburg Scholarship Exhibition for Success in the Visual Arts — Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, IL
A Night with Cameron McGill — Schuba's Tavern, Chicago, IL
2019 Love Road Artist Residency — Chicago, IL
2018-19 Field/Work — Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2018 Love Road Artist Residency — Roscoe, IL
2012 SPARC Grant Award Winner (Seniors Partnering with Artists in Residence Citywide)
New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Brooklyn Arts Council
Art Educator and Resident Artist — Tompkins Park Senior Center, Brooklyn, NY
WRITING / PRESS
2020 Lori Waxman, “Four fantastic shows to catch before they’re gone”. Chicago Tribune. Online review. January 22.
201 Tim Ortiz. “Mysterious Feelings at Circle Contemporary”. Disparate Minds. Online review and interview. April 12.
2016 Tim Lowly. “La Mère / La Mer”. Catalogue for La Mère / La Mer : The Mother / The Sea
Exhibition at St. Mary’s College and St. Mary’s University. Print.
2010 Sioban Lombardi. “Left Hand, Right Hand”. Art and Thinking. Online. April 1.
2014 Teaching Artists: A Homecoming Invitational — Carlson Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 SPARC Exhibition — Artwork by the residents of Tompkins Park Senior Center, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Transport — Alabina Café, Chicago, IL
VISITING ARTIST TALKS
2020 Artist Talk for Jill Lanza’s Undergraduate Class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 15.
2016 Public Artist Talk and Critique for Undergraduates, University of Wisconsin, Barron County, Rice Lake, WI, November 5.
2013 - Current
Lecturer in Art — North Park University, Chicago, IL
Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, Renaissance Art History, 19th Century Art history,
Classical Art History, & Creative Guild Collaborative Workshop.
Puppet and Prop Designer for Handbook for the Recently Deceased — InGen Productions, Chicago, IL
Stage adaptation of Beetlejuice at The Den Theatre
Teaching Assistant to Professor Lisa Bateman — Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY