Emily D. Markert

Curatorial Projects



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Contact Traces 
CCA Wattis Institute (San Francisco, CA)
March 9 – June 6, 2021
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Read the full press release here

Silence Unseen
Online via CCA Libraries (San Francisco, CA)
May 10, 2021 – Ongoing
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Forgotten Ephemera: The Alliance of Figurative Artists
Online via CCA Libraries (San Francisco, CA)
May 10, 2021 – Ongoing
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Familiar Faces
Online via CCA Libraries (San Francisco, CA)
March 5, 2021 – Ongoing 
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Playing with Scale, Part Two: between us, about them
Director and co-organizer
Online and in directors’ homes, via CCA PLAySPACE Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
October 9 – November 30, 2020 
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A Book Like a Fist: Gato Negro’s Grammar of Radicality
    Opened May 2020 *reimagined online due to Covid-19
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Playing with Scale: Part One
Director and co-curator
CCA PLAySPACE Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
February 27 – August 15, 2020 *transitioned online & extended due to Covid-19
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Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY
Support staff for Curator Katya Grokhovsky 
Gallery exhibition: October 4–27, 2018 
Performance art festival: October 11–14, 2018
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A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood, Clifton, and Historic Preservation
Homewood Museum (Baltimore, MD)
December 10, 2013 – May 25, 201
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Curatorial Residency with The Just A List
  • Curate a calendar of recommended art events and other happenings in the Bay Area 
  • June 15 – August 15, 2021

On/View Event Series 
  • Organizer and moderator, artist and curator-led virtual walkthroughs 
  • Online via CCA Exhibitions 
  • Spring 2021

Watch Tour of Sea Change at Ratio 3 with Chris Perez here

Watch Tour of Jen Bervin at Catharine Clark Gallery with the artist here

Where Are The Tiny Revolts? at Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair
  • Q&A Moderator, panel discussion
  • Online via Printed Matter and the CCA Wattis Institute 
  • February 27, 2021 ︎︎︎ Watch recording here

Catching Ideas in Process: Jay DeFeo’s Photography
  • Moderator, panel discussion
  • Speakers: artists Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Rayyane Tabet and SFMOMA Curator Corey Keller
  • Online via The Jay DeFeo Foundation (Berkeley) + Wattis Institute (San Francisco)
  •  November 18, 2020 ︎︎︎ Watch recording here or click here for more information

Live with the Archive: Gato Negro
  • Participant, panel discussion
  • Speakers: Andrea García Flores and León Muñoz Santini of Gato Negro with Katherine Hamilton
  • Online via Letterform Archive (San Francisco)
  • October 29, 2020 ︎︎︎ Watch recording here or click here for more information

Trinh T. Minh-ha Film Club

The Lost Hour: At the Intersection of Site-specificity and Historicity

Public Events Organized at Sotheby’s

RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: The Artist and the Equation  
  • Panel discussion
  • Speakers: Curator Carlo McCormick and the Cult of Rammellzee Artist Collective
  • Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
  • May 6, 2018

Who Owns Creativity: A Panel on Artistic Collaboration, Appropriation and Ownership
  • Panel discussion
  • Speakers: Jesse Finkelstein, Print All Over Me; Casey Fremont, Art Production Fund; curator Emie Diamond; artist Nir Hod
  • Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
  • May 7, 2017


Master’s Thesis
︎ Not for the Uncommitted: The Alliance of Figurative Artists, 1969–1975
April 2021
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Print & Digital Publications
︎ Art Basel 2021 E-Catalogue for Susan Sheehan Gallery
       September 2021
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︎ The Artist’s Books of Andy Warhol 
       September 2021, published by Susan Sheehan Gallery
       Click to view

︎ Contact Traces exhibition catalogue
        May 2021, published by CCA
Co-editor and contributor
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︎ Playing with Scale: A Publication exhibition catalogue
July 2020, published by CCA
Editor and contributor
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︎ Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television by Dr. Maurice Berger
Catalogue for 2015 exhibition at The Jewish Museum
Researched and fact-checked historical timeline and introductory essay
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︎ ”Alice Neel Didn’t Work Alone”
        August 2021, Hyperallergic
        Click to read

︎ “Hands-Off: John Baldessari and the Early Years of CalArts”
June 2020, Wattis Institute
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︎ “Portraits for 2020”
May 2020, CCA MFA 2020 Exhibition
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Select Articles on Sothebys.com (2016-2017)
︎ The Modern TEFAF: An Interview with Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin
︎  Meet 3 Artists Exhibiting at Accessible Art Fair New York
︎  5 Questions for Patrick Van Maris, CEO of TEFAF
︎  Flying High with Preferred
︎  Spanish Fashion in Mexico
︎  A Night in Van Gogh’s Bedroom
︎  Museums in Sync

Other Research & Writing Projects

Sample writing for SSG’s Art Basel 2020 Online Viewing Room

︎ Freelance writing for Susan Sheehan Gallery
June 2020 – ongoing
Includes authoring artwork descriptions and artist biographies for various digital platforms

︎ Write and consult on curatorial and marketing text for strategic cultural initiatives and exhibitions as member of the Andras Szanto LLC advisory team 
May 2021  – ongoing
Includes exhibition walltexts and labels, social media and website copy, press releases, and more

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Life Imitates Art: Sotheby's New York Employee Art Show
Juried group show
Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
August 8-16, 2019

Every Woman Biennial
Group show curated by C. Finley
LaMaMa Galleria (New York, NY)
May 19-29, 2019 
In Conversation: Sotheby's New York Employee Art Show
Juried group show
Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
August 7-23, 2017
1010 Residency Exhibition
Group show and performance series - culmination of year-long residency program
Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn, NY)
September 22-24, 2017


Works - Click here to view full archival portfolio

Art Works: Sotheby’s Employee Art Show
Juried group show
Sotheby’s (New York, NY)
August 3-13, 2015

Evergreen as Muse
Group exhibition of work produced in the course “Artist in the Museum: Making Books”  
Johns Hopkins Evergreen Museum and Library (Baltimore, MD)
December 7, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Artworks shown in multiple annual exhibitions at the Katonah Art Museum and Katonah Village Library 2008-2010.