Emily Kuchenbecker was born in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for two years for the start of her BFA. She then transferred to the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point where she received her BFA in 3D Studio Art, with an emphasis in Glass. Emily is currently a first year graduate student in the Craft and Material Studies Program, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 2016, Emily has continued to serve as the Co-Chair of the Digital Media Committee for the Glass Art Society.
My work investigates a deeper understanding of the world that we live in and the phenomena related.. I am interested in the way that we as humans see things, what makes up the flow of our perception, and how it relates to defining our reality. I am inspired by the symmetries and mathematical proportions that are found throughout the physical world. Through movement, light, space, and pattern, I seek to showcase the unseen patterns of the universe on both a micro, and macroscopic level. My intention is to create a moment of -interconnection where the viewer recognizes these patterns as a framework that provides the structure for how we experience everyday life. My work creates a moment of transcendence where the viewer steps outside of them-self and sees them-self as a part of something larger... or smaller.