The Center for Art in Wood is proud to present the Young Artist Speaker Series. Each semester a young artist is asked to share their work and speak about the transition from academia to an independent artist. The second installment in the series will feature artist Emily Bunker taking place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 6 – 8 pm. Bunker will discuss her experiences developing her career, her community-based projects, her decision to apply to grad school and the steps she took to find the right program for her.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood is a nonprofit arts organization. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
For question please contact Community Engagement Manager Katie Sorenson at [email protected].
Emily Bunker works as a builder with a focus on fine woodworking, community design education, and material research. She has worked in a range of woodshops including Michael Hurwitz, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Conservation Department and a five-year stint as a Project Manager at Staack Moore Woodworking.
Her strong interest in land art and material research led her to make work as an artist-in-residence at several programs including the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture/Taliesin West, Art Farm, and CAC Troy. Her projects have been featured in SP Weather Station, Conflux Festival 2012, and Fairmount Park Conservancy’s recent “Meadow Mansions” among others.
After earning her BFA at the University of Delaware she has continued her education through self-directed projects and workshops including Corzo Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Center for Art in Wood, and a shoemaking intensive at Velo by Zin in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2016 she organized and facilitated #Craftswomen, a panel discussion at the National Furniture Society Conference, which led to a workshop tour project for young women that she recently developed with the support of a grant from the Leeway Foundation. Emily is presently teaching design/build workshops through Tiny WPA and maintains her own independent projects at NextFab in South Philadelphia.
She lives in Philadelphia and maintains a strong connection to her family’s tree farm in Western New York where she hikes and occasionally harvests wood for projects.