EMILY CHOW BLUCK
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2015 Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College Of Art, Baltimore, MD
Certificate in the College Teaching of Art, Maryland Institute College Of Art, Baltimore, MD
2012 Bachelor of Arts in Politics & International Relations, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS
2018 Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
2017-2018 Race Forward’s Racial Equity in the Arts Innovation Lab Fellowship, New York, NY
2017 Sanctuary Steward, Philadelphia Assembled, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2016-2017 Inaugural Dina Wind Art as Catalyst Fellow, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
2016-2017 Cultural Collective Member, Chinatown Art Brigade, New York, NY
2016 Engaging Artists Fellowship, More Art, New York, NY
2015-2016 Urban Arts Leadership Fellowship Awardee, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Baltimore, MD
2015 Collaborating Artist in Residence, CONSUMPTION, Pearl Street Project, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
Collective Member, Greenpants / Luminous Intervention, Baltimore, MD
2013-2014 Community Artist in Residence, Community Arts Collaborative, Jubilee Arts, Baltimore, MD
2012 Merle Woo Senior Thesis Project Award, IDAAS, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
GRANTS & AWARDS
2018 Van Lier Note of Exceptional Merit in Visual Arts Practice, Asian American Arts Alliance, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Neighborhood Greening Grant, Parks & People Foundation, Baltimore, MD
Clean Water Mini-Grant, Parks & People Foundation, Baltimore, MD
2014 Bill James Environmental Grant, Maryland Environmental Trust, Crownsville, MD
2013 Community Engagement Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
EXHIBITIONS & SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
History of Us, Block Party: We Make the Future, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
SXRVXVE: An Art Space, The Center at West Park, New York, NY
Sea of Trace, Brooklyn, NY
-curated by Elena Ketelson
Building Stories, More Art, Flux Factory, New York, NY
A More Perfect Union: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
-curated by Dave Kyu
Loving Blackness, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
-curated by Jaishri Abichandari
36th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration, Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Resilience/Resistance: Chinatown Art Brigade, Pearl River Mart Gallery, 395 Broadway, New York, NY
Ctrl+Alt: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, 477 Broadway, New York, NY
Horizon Line, Art in Odd Places: RACE, New York, NY
-curated by Rylee Eterginoso, Elissa Blount- Moorhead, Tumelo Mosaka, and Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi
Here to Stay Projections, Chrystie & Grand Street, Eldridge & Delancy, New York, NY
APT 2D, Brooklyn, NY
-curated by Ariel Greene and Danielle Wu
Before/After, Chinese Christian Church & Center, Philadelphia, PA
Who’s Who, 1200 Block of Pearl Street, Philadelphia, PA
Finding Comfort, Pearl Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Before/After, Pearl Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Kitchen of Corrections, 1200 Block of Pearl Street, Philadelphia, PA
Waterbar, Chinatown North, Philadelphia, PA
Waterbar, Mid-Autumn Festival, Asian Americans United, Philadelphia, PA
Hear, Say, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
RICH with HISTORY Pt. 2, Lafayette Market, Baltimore, MD
The Jubilee Gathering, Jubilee Arts, Baltimore, MD
Humble Presence, Pennsylvania Avenue & Division Street, Baltimore, MD
SPOIL-a-Lot, Save-a-Lot Market, throughout Baltimore, MD
RICH with HISTORY Pt. 1, Division Street, Baltimore, MD
PUSH: Connecting Communities, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
COLONIZE, Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD
Community Corners, HOT WALLS, Luminous Intervention, Baltimore, MD
The East Side of Things, Rouse Gallery, MICA PLACE, Baltimore, MD
Being a Role Model Starts Today, Gilmor Elementary School, Baltimore, MD
Food + Farm, Strength to Love II Farms, Baltimore, MD
Speak Out, Speak Up, Community Arts Collaborative, Baltimore, MD
Food + Farm, Boundary Block Party, No Boundaries Coalition, Baltimore, MD
The East Side of Things, Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
OVA EAST, Rouse Gallery, MICA PLACE, Baltimore, MD (reoccurring)
Points of View, McGraw Gallery, Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
-curated by Elaine Brodie
Postcards From the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Memory & Mobilization: Mapping Community Mindscapes, Asian American Student Union, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Ingredients for Change, The Motley Coffeehouse, Claremont, CA
-curated by the Asian American Student Union
Governor’s School of the Arts, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Panelist, NYCMER Annual Conference: React & Respond, New York, NY
Panelist, Open Engagement, Queens, NY
Panelist, Asian American Alliance's Annual Conference "Crossroads," Columbia University, New York, NY
“CONSUMPTION: Artistic Capital and Culinary Innovation to Shift Economic Power,” Open Engagement: POWER, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
“Collaboration, Site-Specificity, and Flexible Process,” The Artist's Journal, Department of Visual and Critical Studies, School of Visual Arts, instructor Peter Hristoff, New York, NY
“Interviews as an Artistic Practice (or how to conduct and document a conversation with someone you don’t know),” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Panelist, “‘Organize Your Own?’ a panel on the work of four Asian American Socially-Engaged Artists,” curated by Daniel Tucker, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA https://youtu.be/zng0hETD8W4
“CONSUMPTION: Artist Talk,” Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA https://vimeo.com/150549640
Panelist, “Art & Activism,” Chinatown:NYC Young Leaders Conference, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, New York, NY
“Food & Art for Social Justice,” Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Arts Administration, Philadelphia, PA
“Artful Politics: Transitions Towards Social Practice and Community Art,” Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, Philadelphia, PA“
Humble Presence: Mindfulness and Possibilities in Community,” Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
“Community Corners,” MICA PLACE, Baltimore, MD
“Over Where? OVA EAST!: Community Art in East Baltimore,” MICA PLACE, Baltimore, MD
“State of my Residency,” MICA PLACE, Baltimore, MD
“Alumni Artists: what comes next?,” Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
Panelist, “Leadership in Activism,” Chinatown Youth Initiatives, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, New York, NY
“Mapping Community Mindscapes: Social Autobiography for Political Transformation and Mobilization in Asian American Communities,” Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies, Claremont, CA
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016-present Education Coordinator, School & Family Programs, Programs & Engagement Department, The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
2017 Museum Education Practicum, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2015-2016 Graduate Intern, High School Internship Program, Education Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2015 Artist Educator, Life Skills, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, Philadelphia, PA
Exhibitions Coordinator, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2014-2015 Graduate Teaching Intern, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
- Courses taught: Introduction to Fiber Arts, Soft Sculpture & Inflatables
2013-2015 Community Arts Educator in Residence, Jubilee Arts, Baltimore, MD
- Courses taught: Faces (Portraiture), Food + Farm (Food Justice & Artmaking), Painting, Ceramics
2014 Special Projects Community Arts Educator, Gilmor Elementary School, Baltimore, MD
2013-2014 Lead Artist, OVA EAST, Baltimore, MD
2012 Summer Youth Programs Intern, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2011-2012 Rise Up! Student Coordinator, Southeast Asian Community Alliance, Los Angeles, CA
Head, Asian American Student Union, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2010-2012 Intern, Asian American Resource Center, Claremont, CA
2011 Membership Programs Intern, Audre Lorde Project, New York, NY
2010-2011 Head Sponsor, Asian American Sponsor Program, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Coordinator, Summer Activist Training, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Summer Youth Organizing Academy, Labor/Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles, CA
Bluck, Harley. Horizon Line (2016) zine. New York: Art in Odd Places, 2016. Ebook. <https://issuu.com/emilychowbluck/docs/horizon_line_booklet-single_pages1/>.
Lowe, Bluck, Shin, Harley. CONSUMPTION: A Project on Pearl Street. Philadelphia: Asian Arts Initiative, 2016. Print. Including essays by Maria Rosario Jackson (Los Angeles) and Sue Bell Yank (Los Angeles). http://asianartsinitiative.org/consumption
Bluck, Emily Chow. Mapping Community Mindscapes: Visualizing Social Autobiography as Political Transformation and Mobilization. Claremont: Scripps College, 2012. Print.
BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRESS
"宾大博物馆庆祝春节 普及中华文化," The China Press. 27 January 2017. Web <http://ny.uschinapress.com/weekends/2017/01-27/112544.html>.
Lindberg, Kari. "Art reflects reality in Chinatown exhibit on housing," The Villager. 19 January 2017. Web <http://thevillager.com/2017/01/19/art-reflects-reality-in-chinatown-exhibit-on-housing/>.
"唐人街藝術隊 用藝術爭取住客權利:「抗力/抵抗力」展華埠保衛史 籲政府通過土改計畫保護華埠和移民社區," Epoch Times. 09 January 2017. Web traditional: <http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/17/1/9/n8682906.htm> simplified: <http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/17/1/9/n8682906.htm>.
Yu, Betty. “Gentrification, the Art Gallery Influx, and Other Pressures on Manhattan’s Chinatown,” Hyperallergic. 07 October 2016. Web. <http://hyperallergic.com/328216/gentrification-the-art-gallery-influx-and-other-pressures-on-manhattans-chinatown/>.
Bell Yank, Sue. "Make Yourself at Home: The Sunday Breakfast Dining Hall Makeover Project," CONSUMPTION: A Project on Pearl Street. Philadelphia: Asian Arts Initiative, 2016. Web. <http://asianartsinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Consumption_Sue.pdf>.
Romero, Anthony; MacPhee, Josh, Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements. Philadelphia: Organize Your Own, 2016. Print. <https://organizeyourown.wordpress.com/publications/>.
Rosario Jackson, Maria. "Brief Reflections on Artist Residencies in Community Contexts," CONSUMPTION: A Project on Pearl Street. Philadelphia: Asian Arts Initiative, 2016. Web. <http://asianartsinitiative.org/consumption/essay-by-maria-rosario-jackson-ph-d/>
Schwartz, Chip. "Philly's Houseless Museum Spotlights Our Unsheltered Neighbors and the Many Meanings of Home." Knight Foundation. N.p., 13 June 2016. Web. <http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2016/6/13/philadelphia-houseless-museum-asian-arts-initiative/>.
Wu, Greene. APT 2D, exhibition catalog. 12 June 2016. Web. <http://bit.ly/apt_2_d/>.
Bell Yank, Sue. "CONSUMPTION: Rick Lowe, Cheechee, and Philly's Pearl Street," CONSUMPTION: A Project on Pearl Street. Philadelphia: Asian Arts Initiative, 2016. Web. <http://asianartsinitiative.org/consumption/essay-by-sue-bell-yank>.
Chen, Nancy. “Praxis Dialogues: Collaborative works by Asian Arts Initiative and Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission,” Eyes on the Street, Plan Philly: a project of WHYY & Newsworks.org. 29 March 2016. Web. <http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet/2016/03/29/praxis-dialogues-collaborative-works-by-asian-arts-initiative-and-sunday-breakfast-rescue-mission/>.
Canilang, Miranda. “‘Organize Your Own’ Panel at Asian Arts Initiative,” Miranda's Banter Blog: Mawrtering Around the Tri-Co & Other Adventures. 20 February 2016. <https://canilang.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2016/02/20/organize-your-own-panel-at-asian-arts-initiative/>.
Starry Night Programs. Artists to Look Out For Vol. II. Truth or Consequences: Lulu Enterprises Incorporated, 2015. Print.
“Greenpants / Luminous Intervention,” Temporary Art Review. 27 March 2015. <http://temporaryartreview.com/greenpants-luminous-intervention/>.
Sharper, Julie. “Casting an artistic light on social issues,” Baltimore Sun. 4 November 2014. <http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-luminous-intervention-project-20141030-story.html/>.
Lou, “Around Town: HOT WALLS,” Baltimore Arts, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. 1 October 2014. <http://www.baltimorearts.org/around-town-hot-walls/>.