Who is Emily Blackwell?

My work explores themes of feminism, intergenerational relationships, politics, and others, while experimenting with biological figures; sometimes in a serious manner, but more often in a cheeky manner. I find it unnatural to separate the concepts of “human” and “animal”. I combine and morph biological figures and gestures in an effort to express emotional experiences shared by all living organisms.

I received formal art training at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Upon graduating, I began pursuing a career in interaction and user experience design. For the past five years, I have spent my time further developing my illustration career and expanding my involvement in the local DC arts community.


Indiana University
B.A. Studio Art/Graphic Design
Art History Minor


04.2014 – Pyramid Atlantic Annual Member Show
09.2016 – Capital Fringe Art in the Alley
09.2017 – Fathom Magazine, Experiment #4
10.2019 – Hen House Tiny Art Show
11.2019 – Hen House Tiny Art Show, Part Deux
03.2020 – ANXO Cidery Womxn's Month Art Show


11.2016“Trump L’oeil: Art Inspired By the Election Season” by Washington City Paper
07.2017 – Featured Artist by A Creative DC
08.2017 – Featured Artist by A Creative DC