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Gallery Coordinator and Visiting Artist Lecturer in 3D

Emily Potts, MFA

Gallery Coordinator and Visiting Artist Lecturer in 3D


MFA, Sculpture, University of North Texas
BFA, Sculpture, Texas State University

Phone Number

Office: 713.614.3325

Room Location

Helene Center for the Visual Arts, Rm 213

Gallery Coordinator and Visiting Artist Lecturer in 3D

Emily Potts (b. TX, USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice gives material form to invisible and chronic conditions. Emily’s research focuses on the relationship between the brain, the mind, and the body in processing and healing from trauma. Her sculptures give material forms to her childhood memories, and she works in a wide variety of media, from traditional materials like ceramics and wood to unconventional materials like paper pulp and bubble gum. The unique sculptural forms she creates are made by hand to have strange and childlike qualities, so they are familiar but also strange and somewhat unsettling. Emily has exhibited at notable institutions, internationally, nationally, and regionally such as the Art Gallery of St. Albert, Canada, the New York Academy of Art New York, NY, the SAA Visual Arts Center, Springfield, IL, LHUCA, in Lubbock, TX. She is also an active member and participates in the local DFW arts community, and has exhibited her work at the MAC, the Greater Denton Arts Council, Texas Woman’s University, and 500X, and most recently will be exhibiting a solo show at the Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, TX in June of this year.

Emily graduated with an MFA in Sculpture in Spring 2022 from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX where she also worked as a graduate assistant, teaching assistant, and teaching fellow. She currently works and lives in Lamoni, Iowa.

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One of the main priorities within my teaching philosophy takes into consideration diversity and inclusion by using visual art as a chance to open students up to view new experiences and different opinions.