Emily Stokes is an artist, educator, and writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. She holds an M.F.A. in printmaking from Arizona State University and a B.A. in studio art and English from Wellesley College. Stokes has over 12 years of experience in higher education with roles as a tenured art professor, gallery director, and full-time grant writer.
In her visual work, Stokes weaves together narratives and iconography to explore the sometimes humorous tension between preserving what is familiar and confronting the new. Achievements include a Northwestern College Endowed Research Fellowship (2017), a Purchase Award at the 29th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Juried Exhibition (2016), and an Alice C. Cole ’42 Alumnae Grant from Wellesley College (2014). Stokes has had solo exhibitions at: the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota; the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan; the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, IL; Belmont University in Nashville, TN; Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA; and the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, MN.
Current/upcoming events and news.
Three-person exhibition, Wilderness, in the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. Hamilton, Ohio. February 4 – March 31, 2023.