2016  University of Iowa - M.F.A. Painting & Drawing, Intermedia Concentration

2010  Williams College - B.A. Studio Arts, Highest Honors

2008  Maryland Institute College of Art - Exchange Student, Painting

2005  Interlochen Arts Academy - Studio Art

Solo & Two-Person Shows 

2018 Happy Animal - Eaton-Buchan Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

2016  Spring -  Deep Space Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2016  Catalpa, Burdock, Clover, Worm - Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2015  Eco-Occult - Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2015  Chirologia - Levitt Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2014  Emma Steinkraus - Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, AR

2013  New Work - Eclipse Gallery, Washington D.C.

2011  Close - Dadian Gallery, Washington D.C.

2008  Emma Steinkraus & Jamie Sweeney -Wilde Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Selected Exhibitions

2018 Journeys and Imprints - Art Ventures, Fayetteville, AR

2016  Body Language - The Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA

2015  AIR Show - The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

2015  MA Graduate Show - Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2014  21c - 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AR

2014  From the Studios: Artists in Residence 2011-2014 - Dadian Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011  Nest - Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2010  This Goes on the Refrigerator - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

2010  Berkshire Arts Association Fellowship Show - Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

2009  Juried Undergraduate Exhibitions - Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2008  MICA Reaccredidation Exhibit - Studio Center Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2008  ...The Horse You Rode In On - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Awards & Residencies 

2018 Spring Kocher Visiting Artist - Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

2015  Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence - Williamsport, PA

2013-15  Iowa Arts Fellow - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2012  Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Artist-in-Residence - Washington, D.C.

2012  Pyramid Atlantic Keyholder Artist-in-Residence: Bookbinding - Silver Spring, MD

2011  Bethesda Painting Award - Bethesda, MD

2010  Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship - a Williams College faculty-selected fellowship of $18,000 for the most promising graduate in Visual Arts 

2010  Berkshire Arts Association Fellow, Highest Honors

2009  Steamboat Scholar - a merit-based arts scholarship of $12,000, leadership seminar, & internship; 13 recipients nationally. 

2008  Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting

2007  Winter Study 99 Grant - a Williams College grant to study Rubens in Paris for 6 weeks 

2005  NFAA Arts Merit Winner


2016 Fear No Lit, Loose Change Project (upcoming)

2016 The Essay Review, Cover Art

2015 Bat City Review, Issue 12, Feature Art

2015  "How Does a Collector Decide What to Buy?," Iowa Source

2015 Geoffrey Chaucer's Twytter Feed, Electric Literature

2015 How I Feel About My Dog, or How 19th Century Men Felt About Women,

2015 Exchanges: A Journal of Literary Translation - Cover Art

2015 Cyclorama, Davy Knittle, the operating system press - Cover Art

2015 Schema, Anurak Saelaow, the operating system press - Cover Art 

2015 Neptune Court, Anton Yakovlev, the operating system press - Cover Art

2015 The Sensitive Boy Slumber Party Manifesto, Joseph Cuillier, the operating system press - Cover Art 

2015 Landlocked Response to a Growing Ocean, Nova Joven - Cover Art 

2013 East City Art, Interview

2009 Juxtapose; MICA Publication - Artist Featured 


2013- PRESENT Visual Arts Editor at Company Editions                                      I solicit and curate art for a journal devoted to contemporary poetry and painting

2018 Kocher Visiting Artist at Coe College - Cedar Rapids, IA

2018  Visiting Adjunct Professor at Williams College - Williamstown, MA            Winter Study Arts 14 Painting: Materials and Techniques

2017  Drawing Instructor at Belvoir Terrace - Lenox, MA

2016-2017 Gallery Director at Coe College - Cedar Rapids, IA                              I manage and curate two contemporary art galleries and oversee a Gallery Assistant and group of nine Work Study students. I plan gallery talks, write press releases, and coordinate with local art organizations.  

2016 Drawing Instructor at Belvoir Terrace - Lenox, MA

2015-2016 Instructor of Record at the University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA          Taught multiple sections of Elements of Art & the majors only Basic Drawing course. 

2013-14  Figure Drawing Instructor at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art - Cedar Rapids, IA

2011-13  Teaching Artist at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop - Washington, D.C. Taught adult painting classes and youth art classes with projects that ranged from ceramics to stop-motion animation. I also secured funding for and organized the first CHAW Film Festival 

2012-13  Art Instructor at LivingSocial 918 F St. - Washington, D.C.

2012  Visiting Associate Professor at Wesley Theological Seminary - Washington D.C.                                                                                               Taught a graduate-level studio course on the influence of altarpieces in contemporary art

2008 & 2010  Teaching Assistant at Williams College - Williamstown, MA       Figure Drawing and Drawing 

2010 1960's Scholar in the Arts at Williams College - Williamstown, MA   Faculty-chosen group of Williams College students who arranged lectures and symposia for the art department. 

2009  Curatorial Assistant at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -  Boston, MA                                                                                                                             I interviewed artists-in-residence Taro Shinoda and David Wilson, worked with curator Pieranna Cavalchini on exhibits, and designed web and print material. 

2005-10 Writing Workshop Tutor & ESL Coordinator at Williams College - Williamstown, MA


Teaching - I specialize in Painting & Drawing, including historical materials & techniques. I also have experience teaching Video, Stop-Motion Animation, 3D Fundamentals, and Ceramics.

Design - I'm fluent in the Adobe Suite and have collaborated on book and design projects with the Operating System, Pyramid Atlantic, Company Journal, the Non-Fiction Writing Program Reading Series at the University of Iowa, and Williams College. I provide studio photography services to artists and writers.