Emily Kuehn

I am a practicing artist in Chicago. I received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and I am currently employed there as the Technical Manager of Animation. Please contact me with any questions or to chat. It gets lonely out here.


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC),
Chicago IL 2007
Master of Fine Arts in Film, Video, & New Media
DePaul University,
Chicago IL 2004
Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Studio Art, Electronic Media


Technical Manager of Animation, SAIC, Chicago IL 2010-present
Provide technical support for faculty and students in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Research and procure new technology


Adjunct Instructor:

Develop curriculum and classroom materials, teach, and provide student support

Wired, School of the Art Institute, Chicago IL 2010-present
Media Theory & Design Theory II, Columbia College, Chicago IL 2008-2011
Games for Change, Columbia College, Chicago IL 2009
Moving Image, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago IL 2008
Digital Image Design, Columbia College, Chicago IL 2008
Media Theory & Design Theory I, Columbia College, Chicago IL 2007
Digital Animation, School of the Art Institute, Chicago IL 2008
Programming and Subcultures, Columbia College, Chicago IL 2008

Workshop Instructor:

Develop teaching materials, lead workshop

Game Design, Streetlevel Youth Media, Chicago IL 2009
Digital Media Coach, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago IL 2009
Video, Animation I and II, Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL 2009

Teaching Assistant:

Provide faculty and student support

First Year Core Program, SAIC, Chicago IL 2007
Animation I, SAIC, Chicago IL 2007
Video Installation I, SAIC, Chicago IL 2006
playFull, playMe, SAIC, Chicago IL 2006


Artist Assistant, Dolores Wilber, Chicago IL 2003-2009
Assistant to Film, Video, & New Media Chair, SAIC, Chicago IL 2005-2007
Archivist and Videographer to Visiting Artist Program, SAIC, Chicago IL 2007
Videographer to Japanese American Service Committee, Chicago IL 2006
Gallery Attendant, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 2004-2005
Administrative Assistant, SKB Architects, Seattle WA 2004
Production Manger (audio CD), Mawi Inc., Chicago IL 2004
Computer Lab Assistant, DePaul University, Chicago IL 2003-2004


OS & Software:
Mac OSX, Windows XP, Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere, Encore), Maya, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, Digidesign ProTools, Director, Processing, Alice, Scratch, Web (HTML 5, CSS 3), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Video Production (DSLR, Sony EX3, Cannon XH1), Photo (DSLR, 35mm), Audio Field Recording (Hard Drive, DAT), Blu-Ray and DVD Authoring, Dolly, Fig Rig, Green Screen, Lighting, Stop Motion Animation, Telecine, Wacom


3G Summit, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL 2010 Aug
Gender Inclusive Game Design, Allied Media Conference, Detroit MI 2010 Jun
Game On!, Allied Media Conference, Detroit MI 2010 Jun
UIC Student Animation Showcase, Star Lounge, Chicago IL 2008 May
Upload: New Forms in Public Broadcasting, Eye and Ear Clinic, Chicago IL 2006 Sept


Films in Competition 5, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor MI 2012 Mar
Octagon Open House, Octagon Gallery, Chicago IL 2012 Mar
You Better Work, Built Art Festival, Chicago IL 2011 Aug
Tween, Octagon Gallery, Chicago IL 2011 May
Chicago Animation All Stars, Grand Detour, Portland OR 2011 Feb
Low-Fi or No-Fi, Chicago Motion Graphics Festival, Chicago IL 2010 Sept
Faculty Exhibition, Columbia College with the College Art Association, Chicago IL 2010 Feb
Expressive Media Express, Nightingale, Chicago IL 2009 Oct
Chi(a)nimation, Starlight Cinema, Madison WI 2009 Sept
Zummer Tapez, Roots and Culture, Chicago IL 2009 Aug
Chi(a)nimation, The Studio @ 620, St. Petersburg FL 2009 June
Lessons in the Sky, Dia Arts Foundation, New York NY 2009 June
Mashitude: Installation Showcase, Motion Graphics Festival, Chicago IL 2009 Jan
Site Unseen, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL 2008 Nov
Fideofest, Non Grata Art Container, Tallin, Estonia 2008 Oct
A/V XPLO, Subterranean, Chicago IL 2007 Aug
Lumb Arts, Splat Flats, Chicago, IL 2007 June
MFA Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago IL 2007 May
Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago IL 2007 May
Juxaposition Arena, Mindfield Experiments, Chicago IL 2006 Sept
Make Out Club 2, Ice Factory, Chicago IL 2006 May
Unexpected Token, Nova Project Space, Chicago IL 2006 Jun

Please keep me in mind. Download my CV.