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Emily Dyrek    



1995 Valparaiso, IN, lives and works in Bronx, NY




2019     B.F.A in Studio Studies, focused in Painting, Mixed-Media, and Photography, Minor in Art History, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, In

             K-12 Secondary Visual Arts Education, minor in Fine Art, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN


                      Indiana Teaching License--REPA3--2019-currently holding

                      *New York State Teaching Certification--currently holding

                       GPA: 3.75; Honors Distinction




2021-Current   NYC Department of Education, Full Time Public School Visual Arts Teacher Prek-5th grade. Bronx, NY

Summer 2021  Lower Elementary Level Arts Counselor, Abrons Arts Center, Camp, New York, NY

2020-21    Fellowship, Teaching Artist and Visiting Artist through Americorps Artist Year, Middle School Digital Art, Queens, NY

2019-20    Americorps City Year Service Member, Elementary School, South Bronx, NY 

2019         Visual Arts Summer School Teacher, Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso, IN




2019     The Home on Self-Identity, Senior-Thesis-Exhibition, Indiana University Northwest’s Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, IN




2020      Art is the Cure, One Art Space Gallery, Tribeca, NYC

2018     Fiscally Un-viable, Studio 659, Whiting, IN

2018     Filters, Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, IN




2016     Spring Student Show, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN 

2013     Beloved Community, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN



2019    Calumet Artist Residency, 1 week long-- Artist and Assistant, Gary, IN, Borman Square Park--Focus: Park clean up, tree planting, community poetry reading, community involvement with the creation of Man Vs Environment Large Weaving placed in Borman Square Park 


2021     Segal Education Award, Americorps, July 2021, Queens, NY

2020     Segal Education Award, Americorps, June 2020, New York, NY

2019     Awarded Outstanding Art History Minor, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

2014     Scholarship, Association of Artists of Porter County, Chesterton, IN



2020    Mural Artist for The Neighborhood Curbside Project, Square Diner, Tribeca, NYC


2020    Mural designer and artist, Martin Luther King Service Day Event, New York Civic Engagement Team City Year

2019     Art installation, Borman Square Park, Gary, IN

2016     Artist for Front-Line Foundations, Northwest, IN



2022   Aplez Digital Magazine; Published Artist Interview: "Through the Looking Glass with Astoria Artist, Emily Dyrek"


2020    Splash Magazines; New York City; Published Artist Interview for Art is the Cure Exhibit at One Art Space Gallery

2018    Fall semester published artwork into Indiana University Northwest’s Spirits Literary Magazine

2017    Both Spring and Fall semester published artwork into Indiana University Northwest’s Spirits Literary Magazine

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