Emily Gillcrist is a PhD student in Cultural Analysis & Theory at Stony Brook University, where she also teaches film, philosophy, and cultural studies. She has studied studio art, philosophy, and psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, the Burren College of Art in Ireland, and at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Originally from Boston, she now lives and works in Brooklyn.
Emily's scholarship examines the psychological, cultural, economic, and ideological relations between technological development and the organic environment. Her interdisciplinary methods synthesize phenomenology, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, feminism, critical theory, visual studies, and environmental ethics.
Her artworks are typically large-scale abstract paintings that reflect expressionistic techniques and principles. Rather than portraying a subjective mood or experience, she seeks to examine the subject/object distinction itself.