Emmalea Russo

Born Gaithersburg, Maryland 1986

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA Visual Art, Pratt Institute, 2016

MFA Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2013

BA, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2010

Sarah Lawrence College, 2005-2007



Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Residency, 2016-2017.

Visiting Artist, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, November 2016.

Merit Award, Pratt Institute. 2016.




"Eternal Apprentice Book Trailer" + Reading, The Knockdown Center and MoMA PS1, Queens, NY.

"EDGE EDIT MODE" (artist talk), BUSHEL, Delhi, NY

"EDGE EDIT MODE", Solo exhibition, BUSHEL, Delhi, NY.

"I HAVE THE SENSE THAT YOU CAN CENTER YOURSELF", MFA Thesis. DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

"Babylone - U.S.A. Selected works by Pratt MFA Students". The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY.


“Give Me Some Space.” Group exhibition. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY.

“Units of Plexiglass, an edit.” Poets House. New York, NY.

“Units of Plexiglass, an edit.” Ugly Duckling Presse. Brooklyn, NY.

“Units of Plexiglass, an edit.” Flying Object. Hadley, MA.

“Robert Seydel, Friedrich Froebel, and Serious Play.” Queens Museum. Queens, NY.



Wave Archive. Toronto: BookThug, forthcoming 2019.

G. Brooklyn: Futurepoem, forthcoming 2018.

Eternal Apprentice. Collaboration with Michael Newton. Open print run. Brooklyn: Doublecross Press, 2016.

They. A made-for-the-web artist book. San Francisco: Gauss PDF, 2014.

CLEAR1NG. An open-print-run chapbook. Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2013.

book of southern and water. Edition of 150. Portland: Poor Claudia, 2013.

an end- lessly vanishing space. A one-of-a-kind artist book and accompanying essay. Online: The Volta, October 2013.



"from Seizure Book." The Brooklyn Rail, Sept/Oct 2017.

"Ocean Edits." Mumei Journal, Issue Five, December 2016.

"The Logic of Disease and Treatment." Gramma Poetry, November 2016.

“Edge Document.” Inpatient Press, June 2014.

"3(thread)." Interrupture Journal, June 2014.

from “G.” BOMB (online), September 2014.

“Rooms.” Opon Journal, March 2014.

“1 cup-lets.” Two Serious Ladies, February 2014.

from “TH-READ.” Eratio Journal, January 2014.



Emmalea Russo on Audra Wolowiec. BOMB Magazine, September 2016.

Practicing Falling: Bas Jan Ader at Metro Pictures. Artcritical, July 2016.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty's Dresses and Books at Rachel Uffner. Artcritical, May 2016.

Smoke, Clouds, Breath: Tacita Dean at Marian Goodman Gallery. Artcritical, March 2016.

Point at Something: "Very Long Fingers" at Simone Subal. Artcritical, January 2016.

Concrete, Leather, Light, Glass: Davina Semo at Lyles & King. Artcritical, October 2015.

"Not Knowing is Most Intimate": Emmalea Russo in Conversation with Helen Mirra. Artcritical, September 2015.

Sophie Calle's Suite Venitienne: Following as Performance and Book. Artcritical, July 2015.

Darkly Iridescent: Vivienne Griffin at Bureau. Artcritical, March 2015.


Francesca Capone, Text Means Tissue. Portland, Oregon, 2017. 

Nuno Henrique, Revolving stones and snakesNuno Henrique's Potential Energies. Accompanying essay and print. Lisbon, Portugal, 2017.



Yale Writers' Conference: Small Press Publishing Panel, Yale University. New Haven, CT. June 2016.

"Women of the World Poetry Slam." Publishing Panel, Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY. March 2016.



"Spaces on the Edge: An Interview with Emmalea Russo." Michigan Quarterly Review, February 2017.

"3 DoubleCross Press Chapbooks: Style Meets Sonority." Ploughshares Blog, December 2016.

"Dan Owen, Emmalea Russo, and Tova Gannana in Conversation." The Arava Review, December 2015.

“Emmalea Russo’s Stanza V.” The Forest and the Trees Blog, September 2015.

The Intricacies of Following: Sophie Calle's Suite Venitienne. Poetry Foundation, July 2015.

"Emmalea Russo and Michael Newton on Ugly Duckling Presse." Poetry Foundation, April 2015.

"Interview with Michael Newton and Emmalea Russo, Editors." Entropy Magazine, March 2015.

“Seems Extreme: Emmalea Russo Interview at TAC.” Poetry Foundation, February 2015.

“An Interview with Artist and Writer Emmalea Russo.” Textile Arts Center, February 2015.



Emmalea Russo

631 Vanderbilt Street

Brooklyn, NY 11218