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Emily Prince was born in 1981 and grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. She graduated from Stanford in 2003 and completed her MFA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley in 2008. She makes process-driven aleatory drawings, sometimes site-specific and incorporating temporality. Her work investigates how respond to the passage of time, and how we cope with longing and loss and mark things gone. Also, she’s addicted to swimming in circles and weaves beads in original patterns that whimsically combine minimalist design with visual colloquialisms. She enjoys life in Bolinas and her spirit animal is Mickey Mouse, divorcée. 


1.12 Partisan Gallery, San Francisco, CA: Timelessly

2.11 Jack Hanley Gallery, New York: Romancing the Stone

1.10 Saatchi Gallery, London: American Servicemen and Women…

10.08 Kent Gallery, New York: The Way it Used to Be

11.06 Otis Art School, Los Angeles: American Servicemen and Women…

8.06 Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco: Familiar

7.04 Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco: The Birthday Project

4.04 Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco: Around Around Every Day

3.04 Cupcake Café, New York: Inside

(Part of a network of shows organized by Harrell Fletcher for his piece in the Whitney Biennial, 

This Container Isn’t Big Enough.)



4.17 Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.: Face of Battle

5.15 Gallery 16, San Francisco: Doubled

6.12 DePaul Museum, Chicago: Drawn from Photography

2.11 The Drawing Center, New York: Drawn from Photograph

1.11 Partisan Gallery / Noma Gallery, San Francisco: Control Group

6.10 Haines Gallery, San Francisco: 3+3

5.10 Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco: Lending Library

2.09 Partisan Gallery, San Francisco: One to Many

2.09 Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley: Faculty Show

1.09 Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco: Ex Libris

9.08 Roebling Hall, New York: Collage

6.08 Kent Gallery, New York: Entre chien et loup

5.08 Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley: These Canyons

5.08 Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden: Loss

10.07 Kent Gallery, New York: Close Looking

9.07 Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco: Albedo

6.07 Venice Biennale: Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind

4.07 Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, Italy: Heroes

10.06 Kent Gallery, New York: Kapital

9.06 in SITU fabienne leclerc, Paris: in Harrell Fletcher’s Some Translations

7.05 Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco: Bay Area Now 4

5.04 New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles: The San Francisco Show

4.04 Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit: The Bay Area Show



5.09 Outstanding Excellence in Teaching, University of California, Berkeley

6.08 Headlands Center for the Arts’ Graduate Studio

9.05 Harrell Fletcher’s Earthling Award



1.17 David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford: Views of Japan

9.08 Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento: Women on Nature



Album Cover for Joanna Newsom’s The Milk-Eyed Mender