Emily P. Dunne


Emily P. Dunne (b. 1987 in New York) is an artist, archivist, and librarian based in Queens, New York. She works with found materials and has a particular interest in their individual histories. Dunne returns life to lost items and found photographs by creating collages or objects that embrace their mysterious pasts. She creates collaborative collages through the mail, with pieces continually evolving, creating an ephemeral and potentially ever-changing artwork. Her work is grounded in a collaborative ethos and an interrogation of the solidity of both authorship and ownership. Her first artist book I wish I was Ray Johnson but I can’t be because he’s dead was published in 2020.


  • Altered Books
  • Artist Books
  • Editions & Multiples
  • Zine making
  • Animation
  • Photography
  • Collage
  • Mail Art