Emily Burns (b. Warrenton, VA) is an artist, designer, and curator. She holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting and an MFA in Graphic Design from The Pennsylvania State University. She recently curated "Linger Still" a solo show of work by Kaveri Raina at Assembly Room in New York City, and the group show "Biophilia" at Unpaved Gallery in Yucca Valley, CA. She is curating upcoming exhibitions at Left Field Gallery in Los Osos, CA, and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She is the founding editor and curator of the contemporary art publication Maake Magazine, an independent print publication featuring the work of contemporary artists and artist-run projects. She is also the founder and director of Maake Projects, a new exhibition space in central PA. As an artist, her work has been exhibited both internationally and throughout the United States, including solo shows at Adventureland Gallery (Chicago), three-person exhibition at 111 Minna Gallery (San Francisco), and group exhibitions at The Lodge Gallery and John Molloy Gallery (New York City), Transmitter, Trestle Gallery, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn) 24-Hour Charlie’s (Los Angeles), and Galleri Urbane (Dallas). Her work has been featured in media such as Beautiful Decay, Hi-Fructose, and Juxtapoz. She attended a post-baccalaureate program in painting at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and received an artist residency fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. She has been invited as a visiting curator at BRIC Brooklyn, and the NARS Foundation, in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently an Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University.