Blind Leading Blind,  2017, Acrylic Pigment, Gum Arabic Flash Paint On Panel, 34 x 61 inches.  Inquire about this work



2004 - University of Washington, Master of Fine Arts
2002 - Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts


2020 We Have Always Been Broken, Oxbow Gallery, Seattle WA (scheduled)
2017 It All Burns, Bridge Productions, Seattle WA
2016 Making Presence Known, Bridge Productions, Seattle WA
2015 Until the Well Runs Dry, Calypte Gallery, Seattle WA
2013 Wherever green is worn; Drawings by Emily Gherard, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle WA
2012 New Work, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle WA
2010 New Paintings, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle WA
2008 Concrete, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle WA
2006 New Prints and Drawings by Emily Gherard, Sev Shoon Gallery, Seattle WA


2019 Inherent Visions, The 2019 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition, Cornish Playhouse Gallery, Seattle WA (scheduled)
Bellingham National 2019, Water’s Edge: Landscapes for Today, juried by Bruce Guenther, The Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
2018 1 ROOM: A group exhibition of works by studio e gallery and other Northwest artists, studio e gallery, Seattle WA
Deeper Than the Wall, Group Show featuring Emily Gherard, Sue Danielson, Kim Van Sommeren, Bridge Productions, Seattle WA
2017 Many Lands; Guest curator Ben Gannon, Bridge Productions, Seattle WA
Opposing Forces: Collaborative Work by Amanda Knowles and Emily Gherard, Soil Art Gallery, Seattle WA
2016 Tectonic \ Group Show with Julie Alpert, Tim Cross, Sue Danielson, Emily Gherard, C. Davida Ingram, Dave Kennedy, Kat Larson, Ashleigh
Robb, and Krista Svalbonas, Bridge Productions Gallery, Seattle WA
2015 Good Neighbor, Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Seattle WA
Extracurricular: NSC Art Faculty Exhibition, North Seattle College Gallery, Seattle WA
Emily Gherard and Brian Cypher, i.e. gallery, Edison WA
Drawn to Scale; Studio E Gallery, Seattle WA
Artwork from Duwamish Residency, Gallery 4 Culture, Seattle WA
from IT IS CALLED JOY; CL Young and Emily Gherard, Violet Strays Gallery, Online
2014 Group show, Emily Gherard, Kimberly Trowbridge, and Stephanie Peirce, Blindfold Gallery, Seattle WA
To Be Alone Together, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner WA
2013 2013 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition, Main Gallery at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
Drawings and Paintings by Emily Gherard and Stephanie Peirce, Russell Day Gallery, Everett Community College, Everett WA
Artwork from Duwamish Residency, North Seattle College, Seattle WA
The 2013 Annual Faculty Exhibit, Bellevue College Gallery Space, Bellevue WA
2012 Small Voids by Todd Jannausch, Traveling Art Installation in Seattle WA, Portland OR, and Oakland CA
Tenses of Landscape, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
2011 Material Witness, Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University, Vincennes IN
2010 Group Show: Emily Gherard, Michelle Bolinger and Margaret Watson, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle WA
Incubator for Artists: Revitalizing the Seattle Arts Community, Seattle City Hall Gallery, Seattle WA
2009 Group Gallery Show, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle WA
Abstract in Series, Steele Gallery, Seattle WA
2008 Fine Line, Pratt Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan Studios, Seattle WA
Artist at Building C, 6311 Gallery, Seattle WA
Overgrowth: Collaborative work by Emily Gherard and Kim VanSomeren, BallardWorks, Seattle WA
Painting as Presence, A National Exhibition Juried by William Bailey, Creative Arts Workshop Gallery, New Haven CT
2007 PRINT!, Juried by Sarah Suzuki, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA
Print Invitational, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle WA
2006 Destruction; Group Show, 4 Culture Gallery, Seattle WA
Non-non Referential Painting, Crawlspace Gallery, Seattle WA
2004 MFA Thesis Show, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
CAA Northwest Regional Juried Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
2003 Work in Progress, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA


2019 Finalist. The Neddy at Cornish, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
2015 Artist in Residence. Jentel Artist Residency Program, Sheridan, WY
2014 Grant. Grants for Artist Projects, Artist Trust, WA
Nominee. The 2014 Stranger Genius Award, Seattle WA
2013 Finalist. The Neddy at Cornish, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA
2012 - 2019 Artist in Residence, a yearly residency, Duwamish Residency, Seattle WA
2010 Finalist. Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2009 Artist in Residence. The Ora Lerman Charitable Trust Artist Residency, Laceyville, PA
2006 Poncho Special Recognition Award, Seattle, WA
Artist in Residence. 17th Annual CoCa 24 hour Art Marathon and Auction, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle WA
Finalist. Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2002 Excellence in Drawing Award, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
2001 Departmental Nominee. Yale-Norfolk Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
Hallmark Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI


2017 Public Artist Lecture. Art Talks with Juan Alonso organized by Gage Academy of Art, Seattle WA
2015 Panelist. Conversation with Artists from Drawn to Scale Show. Studio E Gallery, Seattle WA
Public Artist Lecture. Conversations with Painters, Project Space/ Salon Refu, Olympia, WA
Public Artist Lecture. Jentel Presents, Sagebrush Community Art Center, Sheridan, WY
Public Artist Lecture. PechaKucha Night La Conner: LOOK HERE. Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Art Lecture. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Art Lecture. North Seattle College, Seattle, WA
2014 Public Presentation. A Rock is a Mountain, SAM Remix at OSP, Seattle WA
Panelist. What Makes its Presence Known: Emily Gherard, Helen O'Toole, and Josephine Halvorson. University of Puget Sound, Tacoma,
2012 Panelist. On Representation and Abstraction. Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
Public Artist Lecture /Critic. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Public Artist Lecture. North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
Public Artist Lecture. Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA
2007 Panelist. “Printmaking Conversation”, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006 Public Artist Lecture. Betty Bowen Memorial Award Artist Presentation, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA


2018 Carey, Brainard. Yale Radio; Lives of the Artists, Interview with Emily Gherard, Web. July 2018
2017 Davis, Darren. The Seattle Art Fair is the City’s Biggest Art Market. Too Bad Not Everyone’s Buying, Seattle Met, July 2017
Manitach, Amanda. Emily Gherard: Making Presence Known at Bridge Productions, Art ltd., 10th Anniversary Issue Jan/Feb 2017
2015 Faigin, Gary. Tiny Skagit County town Nurtures Fledgling Art Scene, Seattle Times. Print. September 18th, 2015
2014 Hytone, David. The Makers Podcast. A conversation with Emily Gherard. Episode 5 and 7. Web. December 2014
Langner, Erin. The Intimate Humanness of Rocks and Walls: Q and A with Emily Gherard, New American Painter. Web. December 2014
Graves, Jen. Emily Gherard, 2014 Strange Genius Award Nominee in Art. Print. Seattle Art and Performance, Summer 2014. Issue No.10. July 2014
Frizzelle, Christoper. The 2014 Stranger Genius Award Nominees Are... Stranger. Web. May 2014
2013 Graves, Jen. Top 10 Works of Art, Stranger. Web. December 2013
Graves, Jen. A Blizzard, Ash Bloody Meat, Emily Gherard is Possessed by Unreal Pictures, Stranger Magazine. Print. October 2013
Veltkamp, Joey. Video Interview with Emily Gherard made by The Reel Grrls for the Neddy at Cornish, Web. September 2013
2012 Baker, Brett. Tenses of Landscape, Interview with Sam King and Christopher Lowrance, Painters' Table. Web. October 2012
King, Sam. Tenses of Landscape; Interview with participating artists. MW Capacity. Web. October 2012.
Frenz, Lesley. Between a Rock and a Soft Place: Emily Gherard. Artsy Forager. Web. July 2012
Rumold, Danila. Interview with Emily Gherard. Contemplative Process. Web. March 2012
2011 Clements, Neil. Interview with Emily Gherard. (Standard) Interview. Web. September 2011
2009 Drury, Fritz and Stryker, Joanne. Drawing; Structure and Vision. Upper Saddle River, N.J Pearson Prentice Hall. 2009
2008 Birke, Judy. Paean to Painting. New Haven Register 18 May 2008. Print. New Haven, CT
Demetre, Jim Jones, Gherard at Francine Seders. Artdish Northwest Forum on Visual Art. Web. 2008
2007 Graves, Jen. Slog News and Art. The Stranger. Web. 2007
Demetre, Jim. MFA Annual Exhibit Catalog. University of Washington. 2004


University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2018 Visiting Artist

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2014 Adjunct Faculty

Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
2013-2014 Adjunct Faculty

North Seattle College, Seattle WA
2012-2019 Adjunct Faculty

Everett Community College, Everett WA
2009-2015 Adjunct Faculty

North Seattle Community College, Continuing Education, Seattle WA
2010-2012 Instructor

Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle WA
2007-2012 Instructor

University of Washington, School of Art, Seattle WA
2002-2004 Teacher of Record