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My work is a combination of narrative and symbolism. I use the narratives as guidelines to solve problems such as character design and color. The symbolism influences body language, shape, form, and, sometimes, flower language.

Emily Pellini was raised in Kennett Square, PA, by her parents and extended family. With a background in both traditional and digital illustration, Emily incorporates imagery on wearable works and sculptures in glass and metal. Emily's work is a combination of narrative and symbolism with personal iconography used throughout. She received her B.F.A. in Fine Art Metals and Jewelry from Millersville University and stayed on as a Millersville Emerging Artist in Residence. Her digital illustration has been published on the cover of Scott Richardson's newest book, "Gender Lessons: Patriarchy, Sextyping & Schools". Her belt buckle, "Swarming", received Honorable Mention in the 2016 World Champion Belt Buckle Competition and also won a juror's award in the 38th Annual Contemporary Craft in Mesa, AZ. Metal publications include "New Brooches", "SNAG:JAMS", among others. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Emily Pellini

▪ 305 W Tower Ct Apt 1, Muncie, IN 47303  ▪ 610-806-2464 ▪ Pellini.Emily.A@gmail.com
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EDUCATION

August 2017-Present, Ball State University, Munice, IN
Master's of Fine Arts, Metals

August 2012 – May 2016, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Art & Design, Fine Art Metals Concentration

EXHIBITIONS

CURRENT

"BLOOM", Millersville University, Millersville, PA

2018

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, February, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
"Adorned Spaces", Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Portland, OR

2017

38th Annual Contemporary Crafts, February, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
“TRANSPIRE”, Emerging Artist in Residence Exhibition, February, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
"Social Thoughts", Indiana University Kokomo Union Street Gallery, Kokomo, IN

2016

World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, October, Digital Exhibition
Solo Pop Up Exhibit and Sale, July, Galer Estate Winery, Kennett Square, PA
Annual Juried Student Exhibition, April, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Juried Keystone Collegiate Exhibition, February, Brockway Center for Arts and Technology, Brockway, PA

2015

Solo Student Exhibition, Being a Sidekick, November, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Keystone Metals Forum Pop-Up Exhibition, October, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA
Annual Juried Student Exhibition, April, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS, & HONORS

2018

Metalwork Award, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, February, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2017

Emerging Artist in Residence, August2016-May2017, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551
Juror’s Award, 38th Annual Contemporary Crafts, February, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
2016
Honorable Mention, World Championship Belt Buckle Competition, October, Digital Exhibition
Finalist, Dixon Center Atrium Installation Contest, April, Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, PA
Metalwork Award, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, April, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

2014

Metalwork Award, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, April, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

SALES, WORKSHOPS, & COMMISSIONS

2018

Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Attendee, May, Portland, OR
"Illustrative Enamel Workshop", Teaching Assistant, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

2017

Vanlentine’s Day Artisan Sip and Shop, Art Vendor, February, Galer Estate Winery, Kennett Square, PA
Steel Champleve, Workshop Instructor, March, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Attendee, May, New Orleans, LA

2016

Solstice Art & Craft Fair,  Art Vendor, December, Kennett Library, Kennett Square, PA
Otakon, Art Fair Vendor, August, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
“Not Your Average Stone Setting”, Workshop Attendee, June, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ
Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Trunk Show, Art Vendor, May, Asheville, NC
Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Attendee, May, Asheville, NC
Portfolio Bootcamp: Photographing Small Work, Workshop Presenter, May, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Mother’s Day Artisan Sip and Shop, Art Vendor, Galer Estate Winery, May, Kennett Square, PA
Zenkaikon Artist Alley, Art Fair Vendor, April, Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
ECU Metals Symposium, Attendee, January,East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2015

Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Attendee, May, Boston, MA
Front Cover Illustration, ”Gender Lessons: Patriarchy, Sextyping & Schools” by Scott Richardson, April
ECU Metals Symposium, Attendee, January, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2014

Keystone Metals Forum, Attendee, October, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2017-Present - President, Metals Guild at Ball State, Ball State University
2015-2016 – President, Millersville Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild, Millersville University
2015-Present – Member, Society of North American Goldsmiths
2015 – Treasurer, Millersville Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild, Millersville University
2014-2017 – Member, Millersville Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild, Millersville University

RELATED WORK HISTORY

2017-Present - Graduate Assistant, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
2015-2016 – Gallery Attendant, Winter Center Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
2014-2016 – Studio Technician, Art & Design Department, Fine Art Metals Studio, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

SPECIAL SKILLS

Fine Art Metals – Hot and Cold Connection, Fabrication, Forming, Piercing, Etching using Ferric Chloride and Hard Ground or Press-N-Peel Blue Transfer Paper, Casting, Hydraulic Press, Stone Setting
Enameling  Illustrative techniques utilizing China paints, overglazes and underglazes, decals, Champlevé, Basse-Taille, Cloisonné
Photography – Experience in photographing metalwork and other small scale objects as well as models
Printmaking – Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Relief printmaking
2D & 3D Design – Experience in design work, including display creation for special projects
Illustration – Over 10 years of experience with pressurized WACOM tablets and digital illustration techniques and programs, published digital illustration, knowledge and experience with traditional illustration (inks, graphite, etc.)
Sales Experience
– Organized and participated in multiple sales, including those from largescale organizations
Gallery Training – Experience working with guests and international artists, set up and tear down of exhibitions, wall repair and paint, and inventory check/organization
Commission Work – Experience designing and creating for clients in both a metalwork and illustrative field

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.