Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico

Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, USA


Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), media & production 2013-14

DCTV, workshops in production and documentary filmmaking, 2013

New York Studio School, New York, NY 1993-97

M.S in Journalism, Boston University, Boston, MA 1986

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY 1981


There’s Something About John, 2019, HD color video with audio, 60 min, written, directed and co-edited by Emma McCagg

There’s Something About John, 2015, HD color video with audio, 8.50 min., written, directed and edited by Emma McCagg 

The Brothers’ Keeper, 2014 HD color video with audio 3 min written, directed and edited by Emma McCagg

The Way of The Will, 2014, HD color video with audio 3 min written, directed and edited by Emma McCagg

Ordinary People, 2013, HD color video with audio, 4 min., written, directed, and edited by Emma McCagg

 Men in Love (With Each Other), 2013  HD color video with audio, 9min. 19sec. written, directed, and edited by Emma McCagg

Out of Sync, 2013HD color with audio, 3 min, written, directed and edited by Emma McCagg




Emma McCagg: Redirections, Venue, Los Angeles, CA


Emma McCagg: There’s Something About John, 43A, NY, NY 43A, NY, NY


Emma McCagg: Ordinary People, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico


All the World’s a Stage, Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago,IL

Emma McCagg: Painting about Painting, Tenri Gallery, NY, NY


Emma McCagg: Fashion Portraits O-Itatti, Mexico City, Mexico


Emma McCagg: Hard Copy, Eighth Floor Gallery, NY, NY


Emma McCagg: Recent Paintings, Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, NY




Orphans of Painting II, Ethan Cohen KuBe, Beacon, NY NY


Everything and Nothing, Empty Circle, Brooklyn, NY


Orphans of Painting, Ethan Cohen Fine Art, NY, NY 


INFERNO, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico

Under A Black Sun, Bergen Kjøt, Bergen, Norway

The Enemy Within, Area Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico


Shape-Shifters, Bulart Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

Requiem (for VZT), LART 23 Tres, Mexico City, Mexico,


The Lady With the X-Ray Eyes, Contempo: Contemporary Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria

How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Monterrey, Mexico


The Name, The Nose, MuseoLaboratorio Ex-Manifatura Tabacchi, Cita Sant’Angelo, Italy

YOUR BODY IS A BATTLE GROUND, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico

The Emo Show, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY   


Melancholia, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico

Under the Volcano, Andromeda Contemporañeo, San José, Costa Rica

Frankenstein on the Beach, White Box, New York, NY

Celebrity Skin, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA

In the Future the Artist will Point and Say: That Object is a Work of Art, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY


Cosmopolis, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico

Tijuana Mon Amour, Art San Diego, San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, San Diego, CA.

The Sur/Real Estate Show, The Carriage House, New York, NY 


Ese oscuro objeto del deseo, Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico

Twilight of the Idols, Galeria Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

The Metamorphosis, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China


Open Call/International Exchange, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

Bank on Art, various sites, Toronto, Canada

Constellations, Beijing 798 Biennale, Beijing, China

Espejo Canalla, Galeria Artificial, Madrid, Spain


99$, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Garden of Delights, Yeosu International Contemporary Art Festival, Yeosu, South Korea

Lady-like, Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL

Spectacular Redux, EDS Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico


The Un-Art Fair, Art Haus, Miami, FL

The Most Curated Biennial, Apex Art, NY, NY

Memento Mori, The Artist Network, New York, NY

AMERIKKA, The Artist Network, NY, NY


Body Double, Forum & Elzbieta Koscieka Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland

The Passenger, Independents/Biennial Liverpool,Dot- Art, Liverpool, England

Speed Limit, LMCC, New York, NY

Animal Magnetism, Cuchifritos, New York, NY


The Bermuda Triangle, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

Women in Love, Tenri Gallery, New York, NY

Moonstruck, Club 66, Hong Kong, China

Los retratos de Dorian Gray, Galeria Arte Mexicano, Mexico City, Mexico


Anthro/Socio, The Artist Network, New York, NY

The Crystal Land Revisited,

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art Newark, NJ

The Phantom Limb, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sense of Place, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO


La Petite, New Light Gallery, Abingdon, VA

Contemporary Drawing Show, T.Wood Art Gallery, VT

99$ Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY 


Majority Rules 1, The Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Wanted Posters, Free Manifesta, Manifesta, Frankfurt, Germany

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, Nikolai Fine Art,

New York, NY 


Self-Portrait, Sesto Senso Gallery, Bologna, Italy

Lost in Space, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York, NY

Birthday Show, Art Center, Troy, NY

Summer Small Show, Casa Del Arte, Highland, NY


Florez, Fernando Castro, “Sin posibilidad de catharsis,” ABC.ES, May, 2010

Duffy, Stacey, “Beijing 798 Biennale,” Timeout Beijing, Chinese edition, August, 2009

Duffy, Stacey, “Beijing 798 Biennale,” Timeout Beijing, August, 2009

Rothman, Sabine, “Access: Art” Traditional Home, April, 2009

Furnari, Rachel, “Ladylike” New Art City, June 19, 2008

Eller, Alicia, “Ladylike: A Proper Take on Feminist Art,”, July 8, 2008

Roberts-Pullem, Paulette, “In Search of Inspiration,” Style, May 24, 2006.

Maine, Stephen, “Report from New York: Down East,” Art in America, May 2006

Stone, Roland, “My Mother, the Nazi,” Art Notes, no. 7, 2006

“Animal Magnetism,” Trigger Magazine, winter, 2006

Zamudio-Taylor, Victor, “Emma McCagg: Fashion Portraits,” ORIGINA, 2005

Genocchio, Benjamin, “Images on Transcultural Highway,” NY Times, December 2, 2004

Levin, Kim, "99$ Show" Village Voice, 2/29/03

Zólym, Franciska “Everyone is Invited” Exindex (December 2002)

Balint, Anna “Resist the Flattening Effect of Being on Display”

Art Hoc, no.22-23(December 2002)

Katzenstein, Ines “Manifesta 4”

Art Nexus, no. 46 vol. 4 (October-December 2002)

Perra, Daniele, “Free Manifesta”

Tema Celeste (June-July 2002)

Rosenberg, Angela, “Manifesta 4”

Flash Art no. 225 (July-September 2002)

Levin, Kim, "Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, Voice Choices

The Village Voice, 5/29/02

_____ “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice”, Voice Choices


2019 Kaplan Foundation Grant, dispersed through Women Make Movies

2018 NYSCA Grant, New York State Council for the Arts

2017 Kaplan Foundation Grant, dispersed through Women Make Movies

2016 Kaplan Foundation Grant, dispersed through Women Make Movies

2014 Artspire, fiscal sponsorship, New York State Foundation for the Arts

1994-96 Paul Gottlieb Scholarship, New York Studio School, Milton Avery Scholarship, New York Studio School