Emily Potts (b. 1996 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. Her workhas been exhibited at notable institutions regionally and nationally such as New York Academy of Art New York, NY, Mid-South Sculpture Alliance’s Confab 2023 at the University of Oklahoma School of the Visual Arts, Norman, OK, the SAA Visual Arts Center, Springfield, IL, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights IL, and LHUCA, in Lubbock, TX. Emily's work has also  participated in the local DFW arts community, and has exhibited work at the MAC, the Greater Denton Arts Council, Texas Woman’s University, and 500X. 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. Immediately after graduate school Emily taught at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA as a Visiting Artist Lecturer and Gallery Coordinator. Emily now lives in Allentown, PA, and teaches at Muhlenberg College, she works as the Visiting Assistant Professor in Sculpture. 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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