Making is only the beginning. In Completion: the Last 20%, Emily Moorhead discusses the difficulties in finishing an art work. Through the lens of museum practices, public art installation, and mediation, she will work through strategies for pushing past the struggle to make well rounded and exhibit-able pieces.
Moorhead is an art and artist advocate in Chicago, Illinois. She earned a BFA in studio sculpture from Miami University and an MFA in interdisciplinary fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Moorhead and her partner, J. Taylor Wallace, combine construction experience and design expertise in rehabilitating their turn-of-the-century brick home on Chicago's Southside.
Moorhead's work is exhibited nationally, predominately showing in the central U.S. She has been a featured lecturer at various institutions including Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois among others. She has been an artist in residence at The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, FugScreens in Chicago, Illinois, and the Springer School & Center in Cincinnati.
Additionally, Moorhead is the board of directors president for Chicago Sculpture International, a nonprofit organization devoted to championing sculptors and the creation of sculpture through public exhibitions and programming.