Emily Geen is interested in images as both portals and surfaces. Through a materially driven approach, she considers images as associative springboards, perceptual thresholds, and as objects in a world of excess. Using artistic processes involving photography, sculpture, installation and video, her work embodies relationships to nostalgia and temporality.
Emily lives and works on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking nations (Victoria, BC). She is of British, French, and Irish ancestry, and grew up on an orchard on Sylix Okanagan territory in the town of Lake Country, BC.
Emily received her BFA at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (2012), followed by her MFA at the University of Victoria (2015). She has had recent solo exhibitions at Kitchenette Contemporary and Empty Gallery (Victoria). Her work has been included in group shows at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Support (London, ON), Gallery 44 (Toronto), and Gallery 295 (Vancouver). She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre (2016) and at MOMENTUM Worldwide in Berlin (2017).
Emily teaches photography & video art sessionally at the University of Victoria.