About

Emma Wilcox is a photographer concerned with environmental justice, land usage, eminent domain, and the role of individual memory in the creation of local history. Solo exhibitions: Where it Falls, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA and William Patterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ, 2012, Emma Wilcox, 2010 at Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY,  Salvage Rights, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2009 and Forensic Landscapes, Jersey City Museum, 2007.  She is the recipient of a Harpo Foundation Grant for Where It Falls, a NoMAA Creative Grant, a NJ State Arts Council Fellowship for photography, the Camera Club Of NY residency, the Newark Museum Residency and was a core participant in Night School at the New Museum in 2008.  She was featured on Women in Photography, and was reviewed in Art In America. She participated in Emerge 7, Aljira, Newark, NJ and AIM 29, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY. She is also co-founder, with Evonne M. Davis, of Gallery Aferro, a Newark, NJ alternative space.  She lives by the river.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Where it Falls, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (curated by John Caperton with accompanying publication essay by Luc Sante)

Where it Falls, William Paterson Galleries, Wayne, NJ

2010 Emma Wilcox, Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Salvage Rights, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (curated by Kristina Newman-Scott with essay by Eva Diaz)

2007 Forensic Landscapes, Guest artist to the permanent collection, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ (curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado)

2003 Covert Street, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Awards and Residencies

2011 Harpo Foundation Grant, Los Angeles, CA
NoMAA Creative Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York, NY

2010 Callan/McNamara Award, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Featured artist, Women In Photography

2009 Artist in Residence, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

2008 Camera Club of New York, Darkroom Residency, New York, NY

Core Participant, Night School at the New Museum, New York, NY

2007 Individual Artist Fellowship in Photography, NJ State Council on the Arts

2006 Emerge 7, Aljira, Newark NJ

Creative Capital Strategic Planning Fellow, Newark NJ

2000 Venus Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1999 Rhodes Family scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions and Lectures

2012 FSA Photography and the New Social Realism, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

2010 84th Annual International Competition: Photography (Juror: Ingrid Schaffner), The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

New Photography: Selections from the 2008 – 2009 CCNY Darkroom Residency Program, Camera Club of New York, NY, NY

2009 terraConstellate, Alley Culture, Detroit, MI (curated by Deb King)

Living and Dreaming: Aim 29, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (curated by Micaela Giovannotti, catalog)

NJSCA Fellowship Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ (catalog)

Lecture, Where it Falls, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Lecture, Blight and Graft (nonbotanical), Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2008 In Transition 2008, Neme and The Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA), Cyprus and in collaboration with the National Centres of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Ekaterinburg and Moscow, Russia (catalog)

Neo-Constructivism: Art, Activism and Architecture, Robeson Gallery, Rutgers, Newark, NJ (curated by Anonda Bell and Jorge Daniel Veneciano, catalog)

2007 Land Grab online, Apexart, New York, NY

The Red Badge of Courage, 744 Broad Street, Newark, NJ (curated by Omar Lopez Chahoud)

Contributor, Dispatx online curatorial platform. Theme: Eminent Domain

Lecture, Arts High, Newark, NJ

Lecture, NJCU, Jersey City, NJ

2006 Jailhouse Revival NJIT, Newark NJ

Newark Between Us, 744 Broad Street, Newark NJ

Site Specific, NJ: Photographic Explorations Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Cranford NJ

Emerge 7, Aljira, Newark NJ

Scenic Detour, Red Saw Art, Newark NJ

Lecture, NJCU, Jersey City, NJ

2005 Lecture, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark NJ

744 Redux (curated by Chakia Booker) 744 Broad Street, Newark NJ

Facing Newark, 1 Washington Park, Newark NJ

With Apparent Ease, Victory Hall, Jersey City NJ

Insomnia, Bargehouse at Oxo Tower, London, UK

SKYway, Jersey City Museum and Victory Hall, Jersey City NJ (curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado)

Eviction Blues, Asian-American Cultural Center and Abc No Rio, New York, NY

Lecture, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City NJ (curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado)

2004 Art+Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers, Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn NY

Mix in the Bricks, 744 Broad Street, Newark NJ (curated by Chakia Booker)

Spontaneous Combustion, Lux Magna, Newark NJ

Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York NY (curated by Allen Frame)

Projects

2003-ongoing Co-founder and director, with Evonne M. Davis, of Gallery Aferro, a Newark, NJ alternative space.

2002 BFA, Photography, School of Visual Arts

Bibliography

___, “Salvage Rights,” The New York Times, Calendar, May 3, 2009,

Birmingham, Mary, “Lost Stories in Public Landscapes”, The Jersey Journal, May 11, 2007

Bischoff, Dan “Studio Tour Unites Locals and Stars,” The Star Ledger, October 20, 2006

Catlin, Roger, “Gritty Images Of Shifting Cities In Emma Wilcox’s “Salvage Rights”, The Hartford Courant, April 16, 2009

Capuzzo, Jill “Reframing New Jersey,” The New York Times, October 8, 2006

Corwin, William, “Gallery Aferro: Art in Newark”, Art International Radio interview, October 12, 2009

Dankosky, John, “Salvage Rights”, Where We Live Now, WNPR interview, April 29, 2009

Genocchio, Benjamin “Art Review: Tristate Talent Search Hits a High Note,” August 6, 2006

Editorial

Zingmagazine, writing and feature photography

Influence, writing and portfolio

Featured in film on the meadowlands, “Beautiful Waste

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