Emily Trespas

"In teaching, I strive to instill my students with curiosity and confidence in their creative promise."

My fervor to ferret out things—from facts to fleece to photographs—manifests itself in collecting, recycling, and reinterpreting. I am inspired by potential exchanges between the representational and nonobjective, ideas of absence and presence, and materials and techniques. I create to understand the surrounding world, document discoveries, and reveal ties to places, things, and one another. In teaching, I strive to instill my students with curiosity and confidence in their creative promise.

In 1999, I joined the art department where I teach introductory and advanced-level courses in painting and drawing, printmaking, and visual studies. In addition to studio classroom teaching, I coach Outdoor Pursuits and Power Walking, and I served as a resident house counselor in Morton House for 17 years. 

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