Emily Wise



Emily Wise is the daughter of a truck driver and a new age dental lab assistant. (Obviously divorced.) Through building bridges between sacredness and some sort of blue-collar profanity, she experiments with varying visual styles to explore the complications and contradictions of meaning making and personal narrative.

Apart from spontaneous rituals and collaborating with the wind, her works on paper illustrate the space where ones internal world of psychological processes (namely emotion) and the external environment meet and transfer information. Since the completion of her BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2015, Emily has been living and working in Portland, Oregon asking strangers how they feel.