The Strange Artworks of Emi Slade….

………………………………………………………………………Art News and Upcoming Exhibitions


All images, works, and projects copyright Emily Slade 2007-2014

Emi Slade is a fresh, young, multi-talented Michigan artist producing mostly sculptural and taxidermic work in her secret studio laboratory. Many of the works contained in her collections are both wild in color and content, and many exhibit terrifying realness and psychedelic painted elements within them. Emi’s work is featured all over the globe and has received international status exhibiting with galleries such as Modern Eden in San Francisco, Zakka Gallery in NYC, EXP group in Italy, and La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles. Original one-of-a-kind sculptures, themed painted shows, custom vinyl toy exhibits, ground-breaking taxidermic displays, and large juried outdoor festivals are all mainstays of Emi’s yearly show diet. Her collections have been described as incredibly prolific, highly collectible, and truly unique in the world of contemporary art.

Past Shows and Events:


“Global Communique 2”  Group Exhibition for Environmentally minded Artists, Royal Oak Mi


Atomic Art presents: “Explosive” A community Art and Musical Event. Ypsilanti, MI

Dirty Brothers Quality Productions Present: “Community Retorted” A group show featuring many, many local artists, musicians, and performance. Ypsilanti, MI

Atomic Art Presents: “Bizarre Bazzar” A night of controversial art and performance! Ypsilanti, MI

Lobby ART Shows: 2, 3, and 5.   Group Exhibition highlighting some of the best Detroit Based artists and Musicians. Ypsilanti, MI

Atomic Art Presents: “Fallout Fest” An all day festival featured many artists, musicians, performance art, break dancing, and live graffiti contest. Ann Arbor, MI

Shadow Art Fair: Summer/Winter Fair 2007/2008 featuring the artists of Atomic Art and musical guests from around the area. Ypsilanti, MI (Additionally Atomic Art received the “Shadow Art Grant” to fund the growth of the group and to support it’s efforts to develop young artists into tycoons!!!)


Russel Industrial Center Presents: “The peoples Art Festival” A day long festival featuring some of Detroit hottest Artists and Vendors. Detroit, MI

Pier 21 Presents: “The Others” An eclectic mix of fine artists and craftsmen from all over the Country. New York City, NY

Atomic Art Presents: “Yesterday’s Dream” A phenomenal event  featuring many local artists, Chicago based artists, and incredible Detroit based bands. Ypsilanti, MI

555 Gallery in Detroit Presents: “The September 9th Event” A large scale group exhibition featuring the collected works of many Detroit Artists, performances, and live mural painting. Detroit, MI

Atomic Art Presents: “Genesis” A 12 hour musical and artistic Benefit Event for EnviroHouse Ann Arbor, featuring some of Detroit/Ann Arbor’s hottest players. Ann Arbor, MI


Cafe Guttenburg Presents: “Vivid Apparitions” A solo show featuring the new large scale works of Emi Slade. Richmond, VA

Studio/Gallery 1219 Presents: “The Fire and Ice Festival” An all day festival featuring many local artists, live performances, and art education seminars. Port Huron, MI

Shadow Art Fair: Winter Fair 2009 featuring an array of amazing artists, vendors, and musical guests from around the area. Ypsilanti, MI


Dirty Brother Quality Productions, Swipple, and VG Kids Presents: “Store Closing/Art Opening Show” Featuring many of Washtenaw County’s top artists and performers. Ypsilanti, MI

Liberty Street Brewing Company Presents: “Art Show” A collection of Detroit Based Artisans and Photographers. Plymouth, MI

Liberty Street Brewing Company Presents: “Art Show 2” A collection of Detroit Based Artisans and Photographers. Plymouth, MI

Sethros’ Disorder Studio Presents: “The Stock Yard Stomp Festival” An eclectic blend of live musical performance, fine art display, and hot rod ogling! Ypsilanti Township, MI

Shadow Art Fair: Summer Festival 2010 featuring an array of amazing artists, vendors, and musical guests from around the area. Ypsilanti, M

AG2 Grand Opening Event: Santa Barbara gets Surreal! Grand Opening event features a grand selection of incredible local and national talents. Santa Barbara, CA.

Theater Bizarre Presents: Bizarre Bazaar 2010: First Annual two day art festival collecting up some of the areas most bizarre and unique artists. Musical performances and fashions shows,…mutant spiders and dusty skeletons. Detroit, MI

Russel Industrial Presents: People Art Festival 4: A celebration of Detroit’s finest craftsmen, artisans, and musical performers. Features over 140 artists for a two day free festival…a MUST for an Detroit native. Detroit, MI

Rock and Rummage: 3rd Annual Treats And Treasures Show: This event will include a bar full of Rock and Rummage vendors selling a vast array of… goods including clothing, vintage goods, posters, DVD’s, vinyl records, buttons, jewelry, books, and a variety of collectibles. Friday, October 22.

EMU Convention center: Deadmau5 performs, Art Show/Installation: Ypsilanti MI Oct.25th 2010

Starkweather Arts Center: La Grotesque: An exhibition of morbid and bizarre are, just in time for the season! Oct 8th-31st, Romeo, MI

Savoy of Ypsilanti Presents, DIYpsi!: Funky mix of local artisans and vendors…gettin’ crafty out here in the mitt!  Ypsilanti, MI. Saturday Dec 11th

Reware Vintage and Handmade Detroit present: 4th annual Baar Bazaar! Awesome collection of fine, textile, and illustrative artists and vendors. vent takes place at the Filmore in Detroit, MI Dec 17th, 2010

Old Town Christmas Extravaganza: Eclectic collection of local artists including Slaw, Tiki Farms, and Detroit Clay lab. Detroit, MI Dec 18th


Detroit’s annual erotic art exhibition; “Dirty Show” in historic Eastern Market. Detroit, Feb 2011

Dem Bonez, SEEN, and ZAKKA Gallery Present: “The Reconstruction”  A widely celebrated custom toy event featuring world class artists, sculptors, special effect artists, and painters. Brooklyn, NY March 2011

DBQP and Dreamland Puppet Theater present: GOLD show. A collection of Ypsilanti based artists presenting work in a most unorthodox way, a celebration of the radical arts! Ypsilanti, MI April 2011

LIFT and Kill Taupe curate: “METH and HOT DOGS 2” A collection of unscrupulous characters! A widely anticipated and high profile event featuring the very best in character artists, sculptors, and illustrators. Royal Oak, MI April 30th 2011

Woods Gallery and Emi Slade Present: “Plated: A full service art exhibition”. Presented atop sparkling silver platters and twisting inside bowls of fruit and cheese, this solo exhibit unveils a brand new body of work designed for those with sophisticated taste!  Huntington Woods, MI May 12th 2011

Funhouse Gallery presents: “The Vinyl Redux Show” June 4th, Detroit Mi

Ugly Mug Cafe & Gallery exhibits: “Adult Activities” an illustrated exhibition by artist Emi Slade. This fun and whimsical solo show features one-of-a-kind illustrations hung and sold as pages of a coloring/activity book. Connect the dots, color by number, and several other kitschy plays on the “Adult Activity” theme are used to create a jovial atmosphere in this trendy cafe house. Ypsilanti, Mi

Shadow Art Fair, Summer Edition: July 16th Ypsilanti, Mi

“Urban Roots” a 323 East Exhibition highlighting urban farming, renewable agriculture, and changing city infrastructure. September 10th. Royal Oak, Mi

DIYpsi Art Festival, August 13th. Ypsilanti, Mi

People’s Art Festival, August 27th. Detroit, Mi

Modern Eden Gallery presents: “Scott Hove & Bite-Sized Monsters” A solo exhibition with artist Scott Hove, featuring a small group of creature artists in corresponding exhibit within the gallery. Oct. 8th San Francisco, Ca

“Flint Horror Con”: Flint, Mi’s first official horror festival collective featuring guest speakers, select horror artists, costume contests, and all the gore you can shake a stick at. Just in time for Halloween..Oct 2011

Modern Eden presents: “Bundles & Woodland” A solo exhibition with artist Laura Buss, also featuring a small group of creature artists in corresponding exhibit with the gallery. Dec 10th. San Francisco, Ca


“Underway is the Only Way” Art Exhibition @ the 2012 Surf n’ Ink Tattoo Convention. May 12th, Australia

“Seattle Erotic Art Festival”, Feb 11-19th, San Francisco, Ca.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery and M.A.R.T. Present: “Rogue Taxidermy” Biannual Event May 4th
This over-the-top exhibition features top creators in the field of taxidermy and experimental animal sculpture. Hollywood, Ca.

Arts & Barley Fest, May 12th. Organized by BGLAD TIKI, Woodhaven, Mi

Necto Night Club exhibits the Art of Emi Slade @the Ann Arbor Art Fair, July 18th~21st HUGE Annual art fair a premier venue for over 800 artists, established and new. Ann Arbor, Mi

Gallery Project presents: “Creature” A stunning collection of creature artists in one of Ann Arbor’s finest gallery, July 20th. Ann Arbor, Mi

“Pimp My Mary” by EXP Group. A travelling exhibit featured in many of Rome’s hottest galleries and public Spaces. Selected international artists are chosen to modify plaster sculptures of the Catholic “Mary”. July-Oct. ROME, Italy

Shadow Art Fair, Summer Edition July 21st, Ypsilanti, Mi

423 West Gallery presents: “Speak of the Devil and He Shall Appear” This supremely sinister collection of macabre and inspiration works exhibits many of the hottest contemporary artists. Oct. 20th. Los Angeles, Ca

SWOON Gallery curates: “Get the Lead Out 4” A huge collection of illustrated works by many of today’s top contemporary artists. Hosted by the Artery Gallery, Nov 10th- Costa Mesa, Ca

“Glass, Cinder, and Thorns 2”: curated by April Segedi, hosted by 323 East Gallery. This all-female exhibit features works based on fable and fairytale and draws inspirational female artists from all over the globe. Nov 17th, Royal Oak, Mi

Chin Tiki/Cat’s Meow hosts: Holiday Art Market in Dec. Detroit, Mi

“Noel Nights” presented by Detroit’s historic Scarab Club, Holiday event-Dec. Detroit, Mi


(Updated 2013-2014 bio coming soon)

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