A beatific smile on the face of Emilie Gossiaux, seen at the Queens Museum, in a gallery where textured papier-mâché leaves she made are affixed to a wall to suggest a tree.
Portrait by Lila Barth for The New York Times

Emilie Louise Gossiaux (b. 1989 New Orleans, LA) is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. Gossiaux earned a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2014, and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2019.

Her solo shows include “Other-Worlding” at the Queens Museum New York City (2023); “Significant Otherness” at Mother Gallery Tribeca, New York City (2022); “Memory of a Body” at Mother Gallery Beacon, NY (2020); and “After Image” at False Flag Gallery New York City (2018).

Select group exhibitions include: “Animal Watch”, 125 Newbury Gallery New York City (2024); Don’t Mind if I Do, MoCa Cleveland Cleveland, OH (2023); “Sharing the Same Breath”, The John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (2023); ““In Plain Sight”, the Wellcome Collection (London, 2022); “Pure Joy”, 1969 Gallery (New York City, 2022); “52 Artists, A Feminist Milestone”, The Aldrich Contemporary (Ridgefield, CT, 2022); “Greater New York”, MoMA PS 1 (New York City, 2021); “Crip Time”, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt (2021); “Crip*”, The Krannert Art Museum (Champagne, IL, 2021); “Open Call”, The Shed (New York City, 2021); and “Total Disbelief”, SculptureCenter (New York City, 2020).

Gossiaux was awarded a John F. Kennedy Center’s VSA Prize (2013), the Wynn Newhouse Award (2019), a NYFA Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant (2021), the Colene Brown Art Prize (2022), the 2022-2023 Queens Museum – Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists, and The Pébéo Production Prize (2023).

Her work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, FT Magazine, Artnet, ArtReview, Metal Magazine, the Paris Review, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Yorker, Art in America, and Topical Cream Magazine.