Emily Zimmerman

Seattle, WA

Emily Zimmerman is a curator and writer based in Seattle, WA. Her research interests bring together embodied learning, media theory, and existential philosophy. Emily is the Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design. Previously she was the Associate Curator of Programs at the Henry Art Gallery and the Associate Curator at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) where she commissioned new work from artists such as Melvin Moti, Gordon Hall, Marie Sester. She received the 2011-2012 Loris Ledis Curatorial Fellowship at BRIC Contemporary Art, served as a 2013 curator-in-residence at Residency Unlimited, and was awarded funding by the New Foundation Seattle in 2016. Her writings have appeared in BOMBBig, Red & Shiny and Contemporary Performance. She has served on a number of review panels including the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Herb Alpert Awards. Emily received her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and her BA from New York University.