Emily Ginsburg was born in New York, New York. She received her BA in Art History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1986 and an MFA in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1991.

Her conceptually driven work maps, physical, written and spoken behavioral patterns in the context of the everyday through diverse media.  These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally as well as commissioned for public art projects at Seattle City Light, Seattle Washington, Portland State University and Cyan/Pdx in Portland, Oregon.  She has also been awarded various project grants through the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and residencies in Vermont, Florence, London, Brazil, and Finland.  Her work has been published recently in two books:  DATA FLOW, THE MAP AS ART and projects have been reviewed in Art Papers, Art US, and The 22 Magazine amongst others. Her research involves explorations into psychology and sociology through the lens of media and design within popular culture.  She is currently engaging in work on human emotion and the complex mechanics of consciousness involving sculpture, animation, works on paper, and sound.

Ginsburg is currently Professor, and Chair of Media Arts, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon, teaching in the Intermedia, Printmaking, and MFA in Visual Studies Programs respectively.

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