Meet Our Grad Students

Emily Fussner
1013 Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3

Emily Fussner works primarily in papermaking and printmaking, with a bent towards sculptural forms and installation. Her creations are often site-responsive, and stem from an interest in our relationship to places, observing patterns, and embracing the fragile, liminal, and overlooked. Most recently, this has manifested in installations and vessels made by casting cracks in asphalt with wire and paper pulp, and also exploring those related textures and shapes in two-dimensions.

Growing up, Indonesia, Indiana, and New Zealand were each home for a significant number of years. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013, Emily decided to settle in the Washington DC area where her family had since relocated. She worked with the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery as the Artist Coordinator for their 2015 and 2016 annual Alchemical Vessels Exhibition and Benefit and is now obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts at George Mason University.