Emily Stokes is an associate professor of art at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. 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 weaves together narratives with the iconography of rural vernacular culture to create her visual work. Recent 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). Over the past four years, Stokes has had solo exhibitions at: Illinois Wesleyan University; Northwestern College; the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota; Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan; and the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, IL.
Emily Stokes (solo exhibition). Evanston Art Center. Evanston, IL. July 13 – August 5, 2018.
Tending Toward Grazing (solo exhibition). Gallery 121, Belmont University. Nashville, TN. September 24 – October 25, 2018.
Untitled (solo exhibition). Upper Iowa University. Fayette, IA. November 8 – December 14, 2018.