Emily Madrigal

PhD Student

Emily is a first-year PhD student in Art & Architectural History studying with Dr. Sarah Betzer. Emily’s research focuses on the materials of sculpture, specifically plaster in nineteenth-century France.  

She received her BA in studio arts from Princeton University, worked as a studio assistant for New York-based sculptor Martha Friedman and studied at Penland School of Craft, all of which inform her understanding of material histories from an embodied perspective. She received her MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art at the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, where the subject of her qualifying paper was: "Reverse Pygmalions: Plaster in Édouard Dantan's Atelier Paintings."