Emily Spivack
Visual Arts Residency

Emily Spivack is an artist, writer, and editor whose work draws from contemporary culture, fashion and history. Emily launched Worn Stories, a collection of stories she edits from cultural figures and talented storytellers about clothing and memory, in 2010. Worn Stories will be published by Princeton Architectural Press in Fall 2014. Emily has spent six years collecting stories about clothing from eBay posts for a website she curates, Sentimental Value, and she has exhibited the Internet found-art project in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Portland. Emily is the creator and writer of the Smithsonian’s only blog about fashion history, drawing from the institution’s vast collection and beyond, called Threaded. Emily has lectured and presented at museums and universities including the Museum of Modern Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, the Peabody Essex Museum, New York University, Brown University, Bard College, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, and Parsons. Emily and her work have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Refinery 29 and DIS among other publications.