Video: The Work, Installations, and Residencies of Emily Nachison

Video: The Work, Installations, and Residencies of Emily Nachison

Library Salon Series

Emily Nachison Apparition

Emily Nachison, "Apparition," 2016, cast glass, powder-coated steel, horse hair

Courtesy of the artist

In our third Library Salon Series event of the spring, we hosted Portland-based artist Emily Nachison. A sculptor who works primarily in fiber and glass, Emily is also the chair of the fiber department and an assistant professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. On Wednesday, May 10, Emily drew us into her work and research involving the mythologizing of nature and the mysticism of glass as a medium. Guiding us through some of her recent projects, residencies, and research trips, Emily provided a thorough overview of her practice as an artist.

While Emily was here in Minneapolis, we were able to sit down for a quick interview about how she came to glass and her favorite research trip. Check out the video to learn more.


Presented by the American Craft Council, the Library Salon Series is a series of free public presentations exploring craft, making, and art.

This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.