Born in 1988 Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Emily Owens moved to Colorado at seven years old and spent her childhood split between her father’s Lower East Side Manhattan apartment and the coffeeshops and bookstores of Boulder, CO. She now resides in Denver, CO where she has earned a double BFA/BA in Photography and Art History at the University of Colorado at Denver. Devout to her origins in literature and poetry, Owens uses her art historical knowledge to explore or define connections between avant-garde visual, musical and literary movements throughout the 20th century. Her BA thesis explores the influence upon and interpretations of French poet Antonin Artaud on contemporary Feminist visual artists.
Her poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies, as well as her self-published titles: After All We Only Ever Listened to The Refrigerator Hum, Nothing Consistent/Never, Landscapes in Desperation and her current work-in-progress: Anthology of an Immature Poet. Enamored with print media and analog technologies, Owens collects analog cameras, books, old paper, knick-knacks, outdated telephones, typewriters, and office supplies. She has made the Dean’s List at CU Denver for the last two years and is a grant recipient of both the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and EUReCA! Fellowship. Owens wishes to continue pursuing her education with a PhD in Art History, and further explore and write about the history with which she is so entangled, as she constantly and helplessly eschews the modern world.