Emma Sulkowicz is an artist.
She was born in 1992 in New York City, where she still lives.
She is Japanese, Chinese, and Jewish.
2016-17 Studio Art, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
2011-15 BFA in Visual Arts, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY
2016 Associate Artist at Master Artist-in-Residence Program, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2014 Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT
2016 Woman of Courage Award, National Organization for Women, Washington, DC
2015 Magna Cum Laude, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY
2015 National Student Movement Builder of the Year Award, United States Student Association, Washington, DC
2014 34th Annual Susan B. Anthony Award, National Organization for Women, New York, NY
2014 Ms. Wonder Award, The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Magazine, Washington, DC
2014 Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale University, Norfolk, CT
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center, Philadelphia Contemporary Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2016 I.D., JACK Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Self-Portrait, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Whitney Independent Study Program Studio Exhibition, New York, NY
2017 The tyranny of common sense has reached its final stage (curated by
Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu), LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Rulers (with Violet Overn), F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way
(Womanhouse Revisited), Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Restless (with Violet Overn), Satellite Art Show, Miami Beach, FL
2016 No, You (with Violet Overn), HBC Global Art Event, New York, NY
2016 Video Shop, Mucho, Open Night of the Museum, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
2016 Video Shop, Kunstraum LLC, NADA New York, New York, NY
2016 Group show, Coagula Curatorial at Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
2015 7 Women 7 Sins, Kunstraum LLC, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Surface of Revolution, Southampton Arts Center and The LeRoy Neiman Center, Southampton, NY
2015 Columbia University Visual Arts Thesis, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
2014 The Fact of Matter, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Final Show, Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT
2014 Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora, Postcrypt Art Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Technology (The Doping Agency x Why Empire), The Doping Agency and Ella Lounge, New York, NY
Selected Speaking Engagements
2017 Conversation on Resilience, Walker Art Center Museum, Minneapolis, MN
2017 Consent/Dissent, with Emma Sulkowicz and Aliza Shvarts,
The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, NY
2017 More Than the Truth: Agency in Art, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
2017 More Than the Truth: Agency in Art, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
2017 Performance Analysis (Patients of The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center),
Discussion with Ishmael Houston-Jones and David Brick, Philadelphia, PA
2017 The Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center: Artist Presentation,
Philadelphia Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2016 Bad Advice from Bad Women, TigerBee Press, Strand Bookstore, New York, NY
2016 Fresh Talk: Political Bodies, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
2016 For Freedoms Town Hall on Freedom of Speech,
International Center of Photography Museum, New York, NY
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, New York University, New York, NY
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, Hunter College, New York, NY
2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, The Dalton School, New York, NY
2015 Closing Statement, Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC, New York, NY
2015 Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2015 LaTableRonde with Aliza Shvarts and Emma Sulkowicz, Critical Practices Inc., New York, NY
2015 Intergenerational Dialogue, Beyond Title IX Conference, Smith College, North Adams, MA
2015 Leader Discussion, Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute, New York, NY
2015 Speech hosted by Sarah Doyle Women's Center and the Coalition Against Sexual Assault
and Relationship Abuse, Brown University, Providence, RI
2015 Keynote Speech, Philosophy and the Arts Conference, Stonybrook University, New York, NY
2015 Keynote Speech, 46th National Grassroots Legislative Convention,
United States Student Association, Washington, DC
2015 Art and Activism, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2014 Carry That Weight: a Discussion with Roberta Smith and Emma Sulkowicz,
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
2014 Roundtable Discussion with Aliza Shvarts, Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, and Emma Sulkowicz,
Columbia University Graduate School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Battaglia, Andy. "Will Emma Sulkowicz’s Protest Mattress Wind Up in a Museum?" Vulture, May 28, 2015. http://www.vulture.com/2015/05/does-sulkowiczs-mattress-belong-in-a-museum.html.
Brink, Rebecca. "Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer." The Frisky. June 5, 2015. http://www.thefrisky.com/2015-06-05/emma-sulkowiczs-ceci-nest-pas-un-viol-an-explainer/.
"Ceci N'est Pas Un Viol." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceci_N'est_Pas_Un_Viol.
Crocker, Lizzie. "Emma Sulkowicz: From Mattress to Therapist's Couch." The Daily Beast. 19 Jan. 2017.
Davis, Ben. "Mattress Performance, A Legacy of Activism." Artnet News. September 4, 2014. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/columbia-students-striking-mattress-performance-92346.
"Emma Sulkowicz Carries Her Mattress On Stage During Commencement." Columbia Daily Spectator, May 19, 2015, Multimedia sec. http://columbiaspectator.com/multimedia/2015/05/19/video-emma-sulkowicz-carries-her-mattress-stage-during-commencement.
Hansen, Becca. "Art as Therapy, Therapy as Art: Emma Sulkowicz and the limits of hearing." The College Hill Independent. Vol. 34, no. 4 (March 3, 2017): 11-12. March 2, 2017. https://issuu.com/theindy/docs/34_issue_4_final.
Kaplan, Isaac. "The Most Relevant Art Today Is Taking Place Outside the Art World." Artsy Editorial. December 20, 2015. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-the-most-relevant-art-today-is-taking-place-outside-the-art-world.
"Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattress_Performance_(Carry_That_Weight).
Mead, Rebecca. "Two Beds and the Burdens of Feminism." The New Yorker, April 6, 2015. http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/two-beds-and-the-burdens-of-feminism.
Miranda, Carolina A. "You Can Ask the Artist Formerly Known as 'Mattress Girl' Artist Anything, but Emmatron Might Answer." Los Angeles Times. February 25, 2016. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cam-emma-sulkowicz-coagula-20160224-column.html.
Mizota, Sharon. "Review: Moving beyond 'Mattress Girl,' Artist Emma Sulkowicz Pushes the Conversation Forward." Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2016. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-emma-sulkowicz-los-angeles-coagula-emmatron-20160228-story.html.
Moss, Gabrielle. "Here's How Emma Sulkowicz, The Columbia Mattress Artist, Plans To Resist Trump." Bustle. 08 Feb. 2017.
Munro, Cait. "Emma Sulkowicz Speaks Out About Her New Video Performance." Artnet News. June 4, 2015. https://news.artnet.com/people/emma-sulkowicz-interview-305268.
Munro, Cait. "Emma Sulkowicz to Show Drawings in New Feminist Exhibition." Artnet News. August 4, 2015. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/emma-sulkowicz-seven-deadly-sins-exhibition-322518.
Ongley, Hannah. "Dr. Emma Sulkowicz is healing her patients (and haters) with art." I-D. Vice News, 11 Jan. 2017.
Russ, JK. "Self Portrait - Dialogue With Emma Sulkowicz and an Inanimate Object." The Huffington Post. March 9, 2016. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jk-russ/self-portrait-dialogue-wi_b_9405572.html.
Saltz, Jerry. "The 19 Best Art Shows of 2014." Vulture. December 10, 2014. http://www.vulture.com/2014/12/19-best-art-shows-of-2014.html.
Seltzer, Sarah. "Vile Comments Are the Most Important Part of Emma Sulkowicz's Graphic New Video." Flavorwire. June 9, 2015. http://flavorwire.com/522030/vile-comments-are-the-most-important-part-of-emma-sulkowiczs-graphic-new-video.
Smith, Roberta. "In A Mattress, a Lever for Art and Political Protest." The New York Times, September 21, 2014, Art and Design sec. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/arts/design/in-a-mattress-a-fulcrum-of-art-and-political-protest.html.
Smith, Roberta, Elizabeth Sackler, and Emma Sulkowicz. "Carry That Weight." Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. December 14, 2014. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/video/videos/carry-that-weight.
Stromberg, Matt. "Life After Mattress Girl: Emma Sulkowicz Reclaims Her Identity." KCET Artbound. March 28, 2016. https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/emma-sulkowicz-mattress-performance.
Sulkowicz, Emma. "A Call to Carry That Weight Together." Columbia Daily Spectator, October 26, 2014, Opinion sec. http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2014/10/26/call-carry-weight-together.
Sulkowicz, Emma. "In Conversation." Interview by Kang Kang. Brooklyn Rail. 1 May 2017: http://brooklynrail.org/2017/05/art/Emma-Sulkowicz-with-Kang-Kang