Emily Critch is a curator, artist, and writer of Mi’kmaq and settler ancestry from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk Territory (Bay of Islands, NL). She received her BFA in Visual Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2018), and her work was exhibited in The Wildflower (2020) curated by Becky Forsythe and Penelope Smart at Hafnarborg, (Hafnarfjörður, Iceland). Her recent curatorial projects include Visiting: Logan MacDonald at Grenfell Art Gallery (2018), mitsujuk | kussikuashu | kpitni'sewet | they sew with the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (2019) and the Tina Dolter Gallery (2020), and these are our monuments opening this fall with the Owens Art Gallery. Emily has published exhibition texts, reviews, and essays with several venues including Eastern Edge, The Rooms, Eyelevel (forthcoming) and Visual Arts News. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the Ellen Rusted Award for Print Media, the VANL Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant, shortlisted for the 2020 ArtsNL CBC Emerging Artist Award, and most recently, longlisted for the 2021 Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award. Emily is currently based in St. John’s as the 2020-2021 Don Wright Scholar at St. Michael’s Printshop and working as the Program Coordinator with the Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones.   

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