Emily Denlinger's artwork explores the human condition: issues of identity, survival, truth, and power. 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.
Emily Denlinger has worked as Area Head and Professor of Photography & New Media (previously Digital Arts) at Southeast Missouri State University since 2009. 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 transferred into a MFA in Photography and
In her free time, she works with to promote voting and registering to vote at the university and in the local community. Denlinger frequently works as an election judge: assisting on election days, helping run logic and accuracy tests on voting equipment before elections, and assisting in certifying elections.