Our lives become folklore, as each time a memory is recalled, it is rewritten. Emily Link works to expand upon existing myths and legends to create another dimensional layer that stems from her life experiences. In these legends, she acts as Shaman; the expert of their origins. Link's work is part of an ongoing series of works dedicated to the excavation and reinterpretation of personal narratives.
Born in Syracuse, NY, in 1985 and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Emily Link spent her youth immersed in wilderness, remnants of the Civil War and Native American legend. Since being transplanted to Texas, she has worked to build an enriched cultural past in an environment that exists only for the future. In 2008 she received her BFA from the University of Houston. Emily Link is currently based in Houston, TX.