Thursday, May 23, 2019

Emily Vey Duke in First You Dream: Celebrating 75 Years of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.

EMILY VEY DUKE: NS TALENT TRUST SCHOLARSHIP 1998


“The Nova Scotia Talent Trust enabled me to pursue an education in art first outside the province, at Emily Carr College of Art and Design, and then outside the country, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Without these opportunities, there is no way my work would have travelled the way it has, showing around the world in galleries, at festivals and in museums including the Whitney Museum, Walker Center, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, the Musee d’Art Contemporain Montreal, The New York Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, to name a few.” 

Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at MSVU Art Gallery in Halifax. 



Emily Vey Duke was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received her BFA from NSCAD University, Halifax and her MFA at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Since 1994, she has worked almost exclusively in collaboration with her partner, Cooper Battersby. In addition to several other prestigious awards they have received the pair was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2010. In addition to her work as a media artist, Duke maintains a strong critical writing practice and has been published in several art magazines in North America. Emily currently lives and maintains her practice in New York City where she teaches at Syracuse University.

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