Emilie Duval

203 East 26th Street

Houston, TX 77008




My projects are developed around economical matters and the intricacy of laws and regulations. 


The purpose of my art is to describe the way societies work and to point out economical and geopolitical details to give awareness of how our future might become. In my practice, I stage unattractive regulations and societal mechanisms to lead people towards a new approach of their structural and regulatory surroundings.

I conceive my role as an observer. I want to be able to analyze openly and impartially to create a unique sense of our future. I develop visual installations extracted from common materials which are fundamental in the expansion of our societies and orient the attention of the viewer towards the correlation between subject matters.

Also, I focus on the relationship between the diverse components of all systems especially on written acts and their consequences. I want to raise the silent voices of hidden political or economical details which might have a strong impact in a near future.



2017 The Order of the Flow - Solo show - Texas Arts and Music Festival - Brenham, TX

2017 Big Medium - Texas Biennal - Finalist - Austin, TX
2017 Cindy Lisica Gallery - Order From Chaos Solo show - Houston, TX
2017 Austin Contemporary Art Fair - Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts - Austin, TX 

2017 France Pavilion - Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts - Houston, TX

2017 Art on Paper Fair - Cindy Lisica - New York City, NY

2016 Holocaust Museum - Houston TX
2016 Participating space Fotofest - Houston TX 

2015 Identity - French Consul General Residence - Houston, TX

2014 Sweet Regulations - Part II - Brussels, Belgium
2013 Sweet Regulations - Part I - Brussels, Belgium
2012 House Gallery - Salt Lake City, UT 

2012 Darke Gallery - Houston, TX
2011 MKG Gallery - Houston , TX
2011 Hunting Art prize - finalist - Houston, TX
2011 Urbane Gallery - Dallas, TX
2011 Darke Gallery - Houston, TX
2010 White Box - SanctionedArray - New York City, NY
2010 Bemis Art Center - Art Auction - Omaha, NE
2010 Hunting Art prize - finalist - Houston, TX
2010 The artist guide to the L.A. Galaxy - Los Angeles, CA
2010 The Livingroom - Bunnies in Wonderland - Salt Lake City, UT

2009 Slick Art Fair - Pascal Vanhoecke Gallery, Paris, France
2009 Dallas Contemporary - Dallas, TX
2009 Hunting Art prize - finalist - Houston, TX
2009 Galleri Urbane, Marfa, TX
2008-2009 BNIM, Houston, TX
2008 HCP, Viewfinder - Arturo Palacios and Risa Puelo - Houston, TX

2008 Bering & James Gallery - Houston, TX
2008 Hot in Town, Blaffer Gallery - Houston, TX
2007 Stars and Spheres, Fleishman-Hillard - Houston, TX
2007 Five x Seven, Art Jones Center - Austin, TX
2007 Texas Biennial, Dougherty Art Center - Austin, TX
2007 Newspace Center for Photography - Portland, OR
2006 Synesthesia, Lester Marks House - Houston, TX
2006 The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center - Houston TX
2006 New American Talent, Art Jones Center - Austin TX
2005 Scope Miami, Pascal Vanhoecke Gallery - Miami, FL
2005 Scope London, Pascal Vanhoecke Gallery - London, England

2005 Accrochage sur Demande, Pitch Gallery - Paris, France
2005 Democracies, LAS Gallery - Paris France





2010 Fotofest Vol.2

2007 New American Paintings, Western Region #72

2007 Cantanker, Michelle Dewey, March 2007 

2007 Texas Biennial, Exhibition Catalog 

2006 New American Talent, Art Jones Center, Exhibition Catalog 

2005 Democracies, Lionel Aymeric Simon, June 2005 

2004 50th Contemporary Art Fair of Montrouge, Exhibition Catalog