Emily Denlinger currently resides in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, working as Area Head and Associate Professor of Digital Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. Originally from Ohio, she received a BFA in 2D Art with a Concentration in Photography from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She went on study at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, where she earned a MA in Digital Art, which she then transferred into a MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging. Before moving to Missouri, she was an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her photographs have been exhibited around the country and are held in private collections internationally.
Emily Denlinger's artwork explores the human condition, issues of identity, survival, gender, power, and codependency. She is interested in the way these topics surface consciously and subconsciously while she is creating. Denlinger's images capture her psychological interpretation of reality. As someone with an active dream life, she works to find the connections between her awake and asleep lives.