Emily Clayton
b. Savannah, Tennessee
Lives and works Brooklyn, New York


2015 MFA, New York University, New York, NY

2004 BFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Selected Exhibitions

2019 just give the money to her, US Pacific Hotel, New York, NY

2016 When Someone else Possesses this Body, OZ, Nashville, TN

2016 The Pop-Up Postcard Project, curated by Servane Mary and Michel Auder, Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Body / Image, Susan Inglett, New York, NY

2015 Mirror Mirror, Kate Werble, New York, NY

2015 Inside the Episode, Curated by Jack Pierson, Launch F18, New York, NY

2015 NYU MFA Thesis Part 1, 80WSE, New York, NY

2014 Sun Bum, 80WSE Project Space, New York, NY

2014 #ArtistsBeLike, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Nobody Died That Year, 80WSE, New York, NY

2013 Archetype Drift, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL

2013 The Medium’s Session, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012 Studio Warmups, Threesquared, Nashville, TN

2012 Soft Ground, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL

2012 Heat Wave, The Brick Factory, Nashville, TN

2010 Sad Cycle, Eastern Expansion, Chicago, IL

2010 Get It Together Again, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2010 A Night With Your Contemporaries, (Con)Temporary Art Space, Chicago, IL

2009 Harold Arts The Yield, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL

2009 Get It Together, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2008 In The Beginning There Was The End, Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 The Chop And Mold, Barbara and Barbara, Chicago, IL

2008 101 Paintings, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL


2018 How to Write an Erotic Novel, Published by A6 Books, London, UK, Distributed by A6 Books, London, UK, and Printed Matter, New York, NY

2015 Flip Book, Self-published, Distributed by Printed Matter, New York, NY

Residencies & Fellowships

2014 New York University Martin Wong Scholarship

2012 Tennessee Arts Commission Support Grant

2011 ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

2009 Harold Arts Residency, Chesterhill, OH

2004 Mary Louise Seilaz Scholarship, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2003 Dorothy N. Dille Art Endowment, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN