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

2018            Artist Fellowship Residency, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2018            Summer Artist In Residence, MFA Art Practice, School of Visual Arts, NY
2017            Clifford Owens: Seminar, Denniston Hill, 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

2018            Van Lier Fellowship, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
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
2018            The Floating World. The Invisible Dog Art Center. Brooklyn, NY
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
 Yes and More No. Espace Thorigny. Paris, France.
2018             Draw/Serbia. Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina. Novi Sad, Serbia.
2017            Denniston Hill Open House. Denniston Hill, NY.
2017            Whitney Independent Study Program Studio Exhibition. New York, NY.
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 
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

Visiting Artist Engagements
2018           Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2018            School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Program, NY
2017           Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2017           School of Visual Arts Low-Res Summer MFA, New York, NY
2016           New York University, New York, NY
2016           Parsons School for Design, New York, NY
2016          Hunter College, New York, NY
2016          The Dalton School, New York, NY
2015          San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Selected Speaking Engagements
2018           (Upcoming) How The Light Gets In, London, UK
2018            How the Light Gets In, Hay-on-Wye Philosophy Festival, UK
2018            Body Politics, American University, Washington, DC
2017            Art and Community: Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence, Forward Union Fair, New York, NY
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
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            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
2015             Closing Statement, Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC, New York, NY
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

Selected Bibliography
Battaglia, Andy. "Will Emma Sulkowicz’s Protest Mattress Wind Up in a Museum?" Vulture, May 28, 2015.

Brink, Rebecca. "Emma Sulkowicz’s “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol”: An Explainer." The Frisky. June 5, 2015.

Cascone, Sarah. "Artist Emma Sulkowicz Wore Asterisks-and Little Else-to Protest Chuck Close at the Met (and Picasso at MoMA)." February 05, 2018.

Cascone, Sarah. “Emma Sulkowicz Explains Her Provocative New Bondage-Based Performance Art.” Artnet News, Artnet News, 2 June 2017,

"Ceci N'est Pas Un Viol." Wikipedia.'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.

Deb, Sopan, and Robin Pogrebin. "Museums and a Performance Artist Grapple With Chuck Close's Work." The New York Times. February 01, 2018.

Drinkard, Jane. "'Carry That Weight' Artist Emma Sulkowicz Has a New Art Show." The Cut. March 12, 2018.

Edwards, Stassa. "Emma Sulkowicz Still Has Our Attention ." Jezebel. April 04, 2018.

"Emma Sulkowicz Carries Her Mattress On Stage During Commencement." Columbia Daily Spectator, May 19, 2015, Multimedia sec.

Fateman, Johanna. “Fully Loaded.” Artforum, Jan. 2018,

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.

Kaplan, Isaac. "The Most Relevant Art Today Is Taking Place Outside the Art World." Artsy Editorial. December 20, 2015.

"Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)." Wikipedia.

Mead, Rebecca. "Two Beds and the Burdens of Feminism." The New Yorker, April 6, 2015.

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.

Mizota, Sharon. "Review: Moving beyond 'Mattress Girl,' Artist Emma Sulkowicz Pushes the Conversation Forward." Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2016. 

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.

Munro, Cait. "Emma Sulkowicz to Show Drawings in New Feminist Exhibition." Artnet News. August 4, 2015.

Ongley, Hannah. "Dr. Emma Sulkowicz is healing her patients (and haters) with art." I-D. Vice News, 11 Jan. 2017.

Prois, Jessica. "Artist Who Carried Mattress Across Campus Explores Being Asian-American 'Banana' In New Exhibit." The Huffington Post. March 26, 2018.

Russ, JK. "Self Portrait - Dialogue With Emma Sulkowicz and an Inanimate Object." The Huffington Post. March 9, 2016. 

Saltz, Jerry. "The 19 Best Art Shows of 2014." Vulture. December 10, 2014.

Seltzer, Sarah. "Vile Comments Are the Most Important Part of Emma Sulkowicz's Graphic New Video." Flavorwire. June 9, 2015.

Smith, Roberta. "In A Mattress, a Lever for Art and Political Protest." The New York Times, September 21, 2014, Art and Design sec.

Smith, Roberta, Elizabeth Sackler, and Emma Sulkowicz. "Carry That Weight." Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. December 14, 2014.

Stahl, Michael. "Emma Sulkowicz is More Than ‘That Mattress-Toting Sexual Assault Activist.’” Narratively. N.p., 25 May 2017. <>.

Stromberg, Matt. "Life After Mattress Girl: Emma Sulkowicz Reclaims Her Identity." KCET Artbound. March 28, 2016. 

Sulkowicz, Emma. "A Call to Carry That Weight Together." Columbia Daily Spectator, October 26, 2014, Opinion sec.

Sulkowicz, Emma. "In Conversation." Interview by Kang Kang. Brooklyn Rail. 1 May 2017:

Yang, Linda. "Emma Sulkowicz's New Show is a Thank You to Those Who Supported Them." Broadly. March 16, 2018.

Yang, Linda. "'Mattress Girl' Emma Sulkowicz Is Back-And Channeling Her Rage Through BDSM." Broadly. Vice News, 25 May 2017.