Emily Nachison's artwork explores the use of story and symbols to mythologize natural phenomena, such as transformation and lifecycles. Within her work mythology, scientific history and New-Age idealism become starting points for an investigation into the creation of meaning and the formation of knowledge.
Emily Nachison, born in San Diego, California, received a BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 and a MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. Nachison has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in multiple group shows across the country. In 2013 she received an Artistic Focus Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon. Nachison is currently the Fiber Department Chair and a faculty member at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.