ABOUT

Emily Bicht is a multidisciplinary artist based in Queens, New York. Bicht works in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, and ceramics to explore identity, belonging, and the tension between desire and reality; often set in the domestic space. Her practice draws on themes such as intersectional feminism, gender roles, capitalism, and the 'American Dream'. Formally her pieces explore that tension in her use of materials and execution. 'Dream Home' paintings becomes dreamy, aspirational and unattainable, ceramic pieces become over-decorated and negate functionality. She also creates functional ceramics, another exploration of domestic comforts.

 

Emily has been an active artist for over twenty years and a member of several artist groups, including The Exhibitionists and Open Ground. She received a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design and an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York. In 2020 she was a recipient of the Queens Council for the Arts New Work Grant. Recent shows include a solo show at Alley Gallery in Rutland, VT and participation in MOTHER/FATHER at womenswork.art in Poughkeepsie, NY. 

 

Bicht currently lives in Astoria, NY with her travelling companion and two small cyclones. Her recent exhibition “Emily Bicht: Domestic Anxieties'' was installed at Local Project, 11-27 44th Road, Long Island City, Queens from November 30 through December 19, 2020.

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EDUCATION

M.F.A., Painting, 2009

Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY

B.F.A., 2D Fine Arts: Painting and Printmaking – Summa Cum Laude, 1999

Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • Emily Bicht: Domestic Anxieties - Local Project, LIC, NY

  • Emily Bicht: New Work - The Alley Gallery, Rutland, VT

  • Back to the Table - Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY

  • MOTHER/FATHER - Women’s Work Art, Poughkeepsie, NY

2016

  • 7th Annual Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk (SAW) – Brooklyn, NY

  • Dream Homes at Harmony Society - Carlisle, PA

  • Annual Alumnae Exhibition: Moore College of Art & Design – Philadelphia, PA

2011

  • Juried Alumnae Exhibition: Conversations: Moore College of Art & Design – Philadelphia, PA

  • She x She: BAMA Galleries – Hoboken, NJ

  • A Square Deal: Reiki School & Clinic – Philadelphia, PA

  • 5th Annual Insect Invitational: B Square Gallery – Philadelphia, PA

2010

  • Fountain Art Fair: Open Ground – New York, NY

  • Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID: Store Front Walk – Brooklyn, NY

  • 2nd Wearable Art Show: Bead + Fiber Gallery – Boston, MA

2009

  • Brooklyn College MFA Thesis Show: VICIOUS/DELICIOUS – Brooklyn, NY

  • Open Ground – Nuevo Estilo II: PASSION PLAY – Bushwick Open Studios Event, Brooklyn, NY

  • Open Studios Spring – Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn,NY

2008

  • Open Ground – Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL

  • Open Studios Spring and Fall – Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn,NY

  • Open Ground East: Nuevo Estilo Unisex - Bushwick Open Studios Event, Brooklyn, NY

2007

  • Fall Open Studios – Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

  • Wish You Were Here: Exhibitionists Installation – A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2006

  • LIGHT 2006 Alumnae Exhibition – Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

  • GENERATIONS 5 – A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

  • Here Comes the Bride – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • “R is for Random” – Agni Gallery, New York, NY

2005

  • SEE SOMETHING/SAY SOMETHING: 30 New York Artists Speak Up – LeffertsSpace, Brooklyn, NY

  • Multiples: Am I Repeating Myself? – Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

  • WilliamsburgWedding: A Brooklyn-Berlin Exchange – Galerie Sherer8 - Berlin GER

  • "Good Housekeeping": Emily Bicht and Fay Ku – Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

  • Emily Bicht: Solo Exhibition – AFIF Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • Night of 1,000 Drawings - Artists Space – 38 Greene Street, New York, NY

2004

  • Pink! 2004 Alumnae Exhibition – Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

  • GENERATIONS.04 – A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY 

  • OPEN SEASON: Group Show – Open Ground, Brooklyn, NY

  • Happy Ending - Group Show - King Fisher Projects, Ridgewood, NY 

  • THREAT: Group Show with The Exhibitionists - Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

  • Intersector: Group Show - Open Ground, Brooklyn, NY 

  • Surfeit – ZONE:chelsea Center for the Arts, New York NY

2003

  • Girly: An Experiment in Exquisite Curating - Naked Duck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

  • Group Show: I Want Your Skull - Charm City Art Space, Baltimore, MD

  • Qville Launch Party - 38Nine Studios, Long Island City, NY 

  • Group Show: Recent Work - Asterisk Young Artist Project, Brooklyn NY

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS & LECTURES

2020

  • Arts Letters & Numbers Residency, Averill Park, NY

  • 2020 Queens Arts Fund Grant Awardee - Queens Council on the Arts 

2019

  • Associate at Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center, Long Island City, NY

  • Springboard Member, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

2009

  • Joan Mitchell Foundation Nomination, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

  • GIP Travel Grant, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

2008

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

  • GIP Research Grant, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

  • Charles Shaw Painting Award, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

  • Morris Dorsky Art Award, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

2007

  • GIP Research Grant, Brooklyn College, CUNY, NY

2006

  • Byrdcliffe Artists Colony, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

 

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

2020 

2019

2008

2006

  • Unambiguous: A Printed Exhibition - Annual Artists Survey - Artworld Digest, New York, NY 

2005

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Teacher, Silk Screen Printing    2009

    Art Department, Brooklyn College, CUNY – Brooklyn, NY

  • Teaching Assistant – Relief Printing, Mono-printing, Screen Printing        2008

        Art Department, Brooklyn College, CUNY – Brooklyn, NY

  • Teacher, YAW Program – Figure Drawing, Composition & Perspective, Etching,    2000 – 2002

    Sculptural Studies, Mosaics

    Moore College of Art & Design – Philadelphia, PA 

 

ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Open Ground, Artist Collective    2004-Current

Exhibitionists Women’s Art Salon, Artist Collective    2003-Current

Women's Caucus for Art

  • National Board – Second Vice President    2004-2006

  • Philadelphia Chapter - Secretary    2001-2002

Qville: a Queens-based arts organization    2003-2005

  • Board Member    

Moore College of Art and Design

  • Alumni Board    2001-2002

  • Steering Committee Of the Self-Study for MSA and NASAD Re-Accreditation     2000-2001

  • Board of Trustees of Moore College of Art and Design    2000-2001