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About Me.

Emily Núñez is a multimedia artist currently exploring drawing and painting on various objects. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up in both the Dominican Republic and Charlotte. She graduated with her Associate in Arts from Central Piedmont Community College (2018) and a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Appalachian State University (2020).

As a social activist, Emily has successfully created and executed a project revolving around Colorism for Studio 345 (2018). A project that consisted of group dialogue and then individual pieces of artwork made by high school students based on their conversations on Colorism. Those works were later displayed in the Levine Museum of the New South. Levine MLK Day Celebration was a virtual Performance where Emily shared a poem about her struggles with identification here in the United States as well as an image of a self portrait that she created (2021).

In 2021 Emily participated in the winter camps as a teaching artist at the McColl center. She worked in collaboration with a group of artists brought together by a program named Project Protégé. This project consists of a group of proteges creating a body of work in which they will have a common goal while creating connection with their mentors and other artists in the community.

 

As a Muralist her public works include murals at the Packard Place for Blumenthal Performing Arts In 2022. As a part of the Playing Picasso Project with the mint museum she created a two story mural inspired by Charlotte and Picasso's paintings in 2023. Also in 2023, she created a mural in Shout 2023 featured in the front lawn of the McColl Center.

She has recently worked as a mixed media and screen printing teaching artist with Studio 345. Her preferred mediums range from painting and drawing to photography, and performance art. In her works, Emily explores her Dominican cultural background. She is currently continuing her work at the McColl Center in uptown Charlotte.

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Education

2018-2020

Appalachian State University 

2016-2018

Central Piedmont Community College 

Stays

McColl Center, Charlotte NC 2022- Present

Grants 

HUG Micro Grant (Helpful Unfettered Gift), Charlotte is Creative

McColl Center Creative Space  HUG Grant, Charlotte is Creative
October 2021 - February 2022

Exhibitions 

Floreciente II Blooming Through Conflict, Obra Collective, Charlotte, NC Group Exhibition  2024

Repetition: The Marks Left Behind, Goodyear Arts, Charlotte, NC Group Exhibition 2024

Resolve, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC Group Exhibition 2023

CATS’ annual Transit Pass Design Contest, First Place Winner, Charlotte NC Contest 2023

I Am Queen: Charlotte, Knight Theater, Charlotte, NC Project Artist 2022

Potluck, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC  Group Exhibition 2022

Into The Darkroom, Gaston County Museum, Dallas, NC Group Exhibition 2022

Raconteuse, Project Protégé, Charlotte, NC Group Exhibition 2022

Virtual MLK Family Day Celebration, Virtual Presentation, Charlotte, NC Group Exhibition 2022

Asynchronous, Appalachian State University, Boone NC Group Exhibition 2020

Murals 

"A New Outlook", Residential mural 2024

McColl Center Front Lawn “ Ventorrillo Nunez” 2023

Mint Museum Playing Pablo “Reminiscing Over You (Rememorándote)” 2023

Blumenthal Performing Arts Office Mural “A Better Day” 2022

Related Professional Experience

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The Arts Empowerment Project Summer Mural Instructor, VAPA, Charlotte NC 2023

Art Instructor, Studio 345, Arts Plus, Charlotte, NC 2022- 2023

Art Instructor, McColl Center, Charlotte, NC 2021 - 2022

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