Emily Mayo

Adjunct Faculty
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Emily joined the Department of Art and Art History at Hope College in 2021. She currently serves as the department’s studio technician and gallery preparator. She also teaches printmaking courses at Hope that focus on the exploration of the basic techniques of the medium.

Area of Expertise

Emily Mayo is a cross-disciplinary artist working in the mediums of drawing, sculpture, installation and printmaking. Her work is deeply inspired by her spiritual upbringing, and focuses on concepts of redemption and faith. Her pieces have been exhibited around the U.S. including Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan, and the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.


  • MFA, drawing, Kendall College of Art and Design, 2018
  • BFA with distinction, drawing, Kendall College of Art and Design, 2012

Selected Grants, Residencies and Awards

  • Vermont Studio Center Residency Full Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont, 2018
  • Ferris State University Purchase Award, 2018
  • ArtPrize Artist Seed Grant, provided by the Frey Foundation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2017
  • Residency Full-Ride Scholarship, Golden Apple Artist Residency, Harrington, Maine, 2016


  • 7th Annual Rites of Passage Catalog, Manifest Press, 2011
  • “Alumni Profile: Emily Mayo (MFA) on How Embracing Impermanence Helped Her Evolve as an Artist,” by Kyle Austin, Kendall College of Art and Design, February 11, 2020
  • Drawing Discourse: 12th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing. Blurb, 2021
  • Manifest International Drawing Annual 13, Manifest Press, 2019
  • Drawing Essentials, by Deborah Rockman, 4th ed., Oxford University Press, 2020
  • Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing, by Deborah Rockman, Oxford University Press, 2015
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Emily Mayo

Phone Number616.395.7500

De Pree Art Center Room 138 275 Columbia Avenue Holland, MI 49423
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