Emily Sheehan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Art teaching Drawing. Emily received her M.F.A in Visual Studies, with a specialization in Drawing and Sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2008.
Emily’s artistic research/practice utilizes perceptual drawing (drawing from observation in a multi-sensory way) to explore the way a marks left on a page become evidence of lived experience. Emily uses both traditional and nontraditional drawing materials and techniques to create works that compel artist and the viewer to linger in the human space between encounter and retelling; it is where we make our world personal. Emily’s work has been exhibited nationally, in group, invitational and Juried shows; in 2012 she had a solo exhibition in the Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast. Emily’s pieces included are included the private collection of the president of the College of Saint Benedict as well as the collections of The Weismann Art Museum and the Target Corporation.