Emily Puthoff’s artwork is comprised of sculpture, installation, digital media, prints/drawings, performance/interventions, artist books,and socially-engaged community art. Her work has been recognized by numerous grants, artist residencies and awards including: 2016 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship, 2011 NYFA Artist's Fellowship in Digital and Electronic Media and Artist in the Marketplace Fellowship at the Bronx Museum for the Arts, as well as artist residencies at the European Ceramic Work Centre (s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands), Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY), Arrowmont (Gatlinburg, TN), and Sculpture Space (Utica, NY). Her artwork has been exhibited widely including at: The Neues Kunstforum (Cologne, Germany) | The Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY) | The Art House at the Jones Center (Austin, TX) | and The Samuel Dorsky Museum (New Paltz, NY).
Emily Puthoff earned a MFA from Arizona State University in 2002 and BFA from Ohio University in 1996. She is an Associate Professor of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she heads the Sculpture Program, teaches sculpture and digital fabrication, and collaborates to develop interdisciplinary, sustainable, and digital curriculum.
Emily is a beekeeper and issues of sustainability are an essential focus of her practice. Emily is the Co-Founder of the Hudson Valley Bee Habitat (HVBH) in collaboration with Elena Sniezek and Jen Woodin. Together HVBH is creating a large-scale social impact project involving bees, sustainable public art, and their Kingston, NY community.
In addition, she is a Co-Principal Investigator on a 2015-16 SUNY Networks of Excellence Arts and Humanities Grant, Feedback - Future Feed: Visioning New Paltz as a case study with a trans-disciplinary research team comprised of Prof. Andrea Frank(photo), Prof. Joyce Hwang (architecture), and Prof Jeffery Freedman (atmospheric science). Together, they are designing public space/experiences to catalyze sustainable thought/living.