Emily Stark is an object maker who currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a BA from the University of Montana, a BS from the University of Oregon, technical Jacquard training from Fondazione Lisio Arte Della Seta, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Stark engages in a process-focused practice that emphasizes craft and tactile surfaces. Her work is rooted in fiber and consists of soft sculptural objects, garments, and woven structures. She is influenced by science fiction, gender studies, and affect theory. Stark explores the ways in which we experience materials both affectively and historically, and how the systems and norms we are entangled in influence our emotions, relationships, and attachments.