Emily Moorhead-Wallace is an art and artist advocate in Chicago, Illinois. She earned a BFA in Studio Sculpture from Miami University of Ohio and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. Moorhead and her husband, J. Taylor Wallace, combine construction experience and design expertise in rehabilitating their turn-of-the-century brick home on Chicago’s Southside. Moorhead’s work is exhibited nationally, predominately showing in the central U.S. She has been a featured lecturer at various institutions including Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois among many others. She has been an artist in residence at The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia, FugScreens in Chicago, Illinois, and the Springer School & Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, Moorhead is the Board of Directors President for Chicago Sculpture International, a non-profit organization devoted to championing sculptors and the creation of sculpture through public exhibitions and programming.

Emily Moorhead-Wallace
emoorheadwallace.com, chicagosculpture.org
instagram: @studiomoorwall



Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Masters of Fine Arts 2010

Miami University, Oxford, OH, Bachelors of Fine Arts: Studio Sculpture, Arts Management minor 2008


Select Exhibitions (* denotes solo)

UnFunction, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Gallery, Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati, OH, 2017Miami University Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH  2017
99/1, Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center, Chicago, IL  2017

Tangles & Tangents, Hyper-Link Gallery, Zhou Brothers Art Center, Chicago, IL  2015

CSI Juried Exhibition, Wadsworth Family Gallery, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL  2014
Encampment: A F’art Collective Residency, I Am Logan Square, Chicago, IL  2014
Rooftop Installation, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL *  2014

Free D, Swanson Contemporary Art Gallery, Louisville, KY  2013
Intersection: BMX and Sculpture, The Bakery, Lacuna Artist Lofts, Chicago, IL  2013
The Wide Open, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL  2013
Caught between ownership and control, Spiva Art Gallery, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO*  2013

The 99%, Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR  2012
The Personal is Political, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines. IL  2012
Emily Moorhead, Bliss Hall Gallery, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH*  2012
Game: A Natural Resource, The University City Public Library Gallery, St. Louis, MO*  2012
Rustic, UC Clermont College, Park National Bank Art Gallery, Batavia, OH  2012
Twenty in Their Twenties, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL  2012

The Sport of Ecology, Miami University of Ohio, Middletown Galleria, Middletown, OH*  2011
Preservation of the Bluegrass, Louisville Artists Syndicate, Louisville Water Tower, Louisville, KY  2011
Flora & Fauna, The 930 Gallery, Louisville, KY  2011
FILM ART/ART FILM, The Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH  2011

Time-Sensitive, Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH  2010
Art at the X, Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH  2010
MFA 2010 Thesis Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, MO  2010
Past Perfect, Present Tense, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO  2010

Be A Doll, Estel Gallery, Nashville, TN  2009
Team Art, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO  2009

Shuffle, B.F.A. Exhibition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH  2008
I Love You Love Me, NKU Main Gallery, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY  2008
Interpretations of the Figure 2008, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN  2008
Chantaqua Exhibition, Space, Place, Life, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY  2008

Top Shelf Regional Undergraduate Competition, Upstairs at The Greenwich, Cincinnati, OH  2007
Compassion Competition, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY  2007


Select Honors

Guest Lecturer, Completion: the Last 20%”, Contemporary Artist Series, Miami University, Oxford, OH  2017

Guest Speaker, “An Artful Evening”, The Center, Cincinnati, OH  2016

Artist in Residence, Springer School & Center, Cincinnati, OH  2014

Resident Artist, Fugscreens, Chicago, IL  2012
Professional Development Grant Award, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH  2012
Supply Grant Award, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH  2012
Guest Lecturer, “Art and Learning Disabilities”, The Springer School & Center, Cincinnati, OH  2012
Guest Lecturer, “Professional Practices”, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  2012
Guest Lecturer, “Art is Social”, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH  2012

Visiting Artist Program, The Torpedo Art Factory, Alexandria, VA  2011
Minor Teaching Grant for Individual Faculty, CELTUA, Miami University, Oxford, OH  2011

Sam Fox Graduate Travel Grant, Washington University, St. Louis, MO  2008
Political Art Installation Grant, Art School Council, Washington University, St. Louis, MO  2008
Student Initiative Fund, Associated Student Government, Miami University, Oxford, OH  2008

Undergraduate Research Grant Award, Miami University, Oxford, OH  2007


Select Teaching Experience

Workshop Instructor, Spudnik Press Cooperative (Drawing)  2016

Artist Instructor, Artica Studios, Northwestern University (Printmaking, Fibers, Drawing)  2013-2014

Artist Instructor, Summer Arts Institute, Miami University of Ohio (Drawing, Sculpture)  2011-2014

Adjunct Faculty, Capital University (Visual Arts, Intro Jewelry/Metalsmithing)  2011-2012

Artist Instructor, Middletown Arts Center (Sculpture)  2011

Part-time Visiting Faculty of Art, Miami University of Ohio (Drawing, Sculpture, 3D Design)  2010-2011

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Washington University in St. Louis (Drawing, 3D Design, Sculpture)  2008-2010

Artist Instructor, Laumeier Sculpture Park  2009



“OTL #558: Taxing online video games, Chicago Tree Project, The Secret History of Bonemen of Barumba.” Stephen, Mike, WGN Radio. 25 June 2017

“Moving images inspire works of art.” Kromer, MaryAnn. The Advertiser-Tribune. 20 March 2011

“Tension on the St. Louis riverfront.” Roth, Eddie. STLToday.com 11 Nov. 2008.

“The Art of an Archive.” Welborn, Aaron. Off the Shelf. Washington Univesity in St. Louis, Spring 2011

“Visiting Artists at the Torpedo Factory.” Svetlana Avellan. The Alexandria Gazette 23 June 2011

MFA 2010. Mildred Kemper Lane Art Museum. St. Louis: Washington University in St. Louis, 2010

“Information Literacy Through Site-Specific Installation: The Library Project.” Young, Sara, and Stacy Brinkman. Art

Libraries Society of North America. Sept. 2010

“Emily Moorhead.” kurz, joshua j. and Jamie Viars. Fragments. Spring 2008

“Emily Moorhead.” Williams, Sophie. Effusions; Art Journal. Spring 2008


Professional Experience

Board of Directors: President 2016; Chicago Sculpture International, Chicago, IL  2014 Registrar Assistant; Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  2014-2016

Preparator/Art Handler; Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL  2012-2014
Operations Manager, Metal Magic Interiors Inc., Chicago, IL  2012-2014
Preparator/ Art Handler; Loyola University Art Museum, Loyola University, Chicago, IL  2012-2014

Curator, Neutral Natural; God’s Country LLC, Thorntown, IN  2013

Gallery Director; ROY G BIV emerging artist gallery; Columbus, OH  2011-2012

Graduate School of Visual Art Delegate, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO  2008-2010
Graduate Professionals Committee; Event Planning Committee; Bridging Gaps Committee  2008-2010

Student Representative, Visiting Artist Committee; Miami University, Oxford, OH  2008

Collections Intern, Lost Art Salon; San Francisco, CA  2007

Archivist, The Walter Havinghurst Special Collections; Miami University Library, Oxford, OH  2004-2005