Emily Denlinger's work explores the human condition. Issues of identity, survival, gender roles,
and codependency on others are addressed within her depictions of the mundane moments of daily life and the subconscious. She contextualizes these images next to her interpretations of passages in popular literature and political events. The titles of her images are intended to be lines in a poem. Depending on how images are arranged in groups they will tell different Dada or William S Burrows's Cut-up style stories.
Denlinger currently resides in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, working as Area Head and Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. Originally from Ohio, she received her 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, Denlinger 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.