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Emily Oliveira

Teaching Artist, Fine Arts

Emily Oliveira is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, sculptor, textile artist, and costume designer. She joined CMA as a fine arts teaching artist in Spring 2015. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and studied performance at Brown University. Her performance works includeDELILAH (What Is Love? Baby Don’t Hurt Me) (Hot! Festival of Queer Theater at Dixon Place), Kings and Queens of Love (Ant Fest at Ars Nova), Queer Joy Is the Antidote to the Rise of Global Fascism (Ground Floor Gallery), and Do You Ever Long for True Love From Me (Judson Memorial Church). Her costumes have been shown at Cloud City, Invisible Dog, CATCH, The Center for Performance Research and Theatre for the New City. Her sculptures and installations use domestic craft and textile materials to explore class, race, femininity, and gender. She is one of the 2017 Ars Nova Makers Lab resident artists and a freelance design assistant at Todd Oldham studios.