Emma Ressel

Art Discipline: 
Ridgewood, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Feb 28, 2022 to Mar 25, 2022

Emma Ressel (born Bar Harbor, ME, lives Philadelphia, PA) works with a large format view camera to make jarring and visceral still life photographs, casting food and taxidermy as active narrators to disrupt our assumptions about attraction and repulsion. 


Ressel has exhibited at The Vermont Center for Photography, Fotonostrum Gallery, Red Hook Labs, Lucas Lucas Gallery, Site: Brooklyn, The Wing Soho, and Artemis Gallery, among many others. She was awarded the 13th Still Life Pollux Award, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2019, and the Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award.


Ressel’s first monograph, Olives in the street, was published by Edizione del bradipo in 2017. Ressel holds a BA in Photography from Bard College, where she was awarded the Bard LugoLand Residency Prize. She contributes photographs to publications including The New Yorker, Refinery 29, and Philadelphia Magazine. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.