Amze Emmons is an artist and illustrator who uses current news, archives, media images, and phrases to express the displacement and strife of our times. His studio practice is built on systems of research that draw connections between human migration, community, mobility, transience, and the overarching politics of architecture. His work in America Now will invite public participation using a polling station designed to reference the various types of voting situations employed throughout the world.
Born in rural upstate New York, he received a BFA Ohio Wesleyan University. He went on to receive his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. His work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently, he teaches art at Muhlenberg college in Allentown. Prior to that he taught printmaking at the University of Iowa and drawing and print at University of Vermont.
Residency Type DNC Alumni Artist-in-Residence
Currently Based Philadelphia, PA
Residency Dates Aug 23 — Aug 28 2012