Exhibitions - Other-Worlding

Emilie Louise Gossiaux

10.22.23 – 03.10.24

A landscape drawing of three golden Labrador Retrievers with human arms and hands dancing on their hind legs around a Maypole, which rises out from the ground in the center of the drawing. The Maypole is drawn to resemble the artist’s white cane, with a cane tip, and a black looped handle. There are three pink dog leashes coming out from the top of the white cane maypole, which each dog holds onto as they circle around it. There are trees in the background, above the trees in the sky is a pale blue crescent moon at the top left, and a yellow orange sun in the top right. There are red flowers on the ground, and the colors of the trees feel like the birth of spring.

Emilie Louise Gossiaux, "London, Midsummer 1," 2022, Ballpoint pen and crayon on paper, 23” x 35”, Courtesy the artist and Mother Gallery.

Emilie Louise Gossiaux is a multidisciplinary artist whose works center disability pride through her investigations of the complex relationships between humans and animals in the anthropocene, or the human-impacted world. Gossiaux’s work fosters imagination, liberation, and pleasure in opposition to the anthropocene’s exploitative systems of capitalism and ableism.  For her first museum solo exhibition, Gossiaux will create a large-scale sculptural installation that both expands upon her deep and sincere relationship with her guide dog London and celebrates the white cane as a symbol of freedom. Through fantastical elements, Gossiaux will bring to life an image from her imagination that uplifts joy, agency, intimacy, and love. 


About the Artist


Emilie Louise Gossiaux (b. 1989 New Orleans, LA) lives and works in New York City. Gossiaux earned a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2014, and an MFA from Yale School of Art in 2019. Her solo shows include Memory of a Body (2020) and Significant Otherness (2022) at Mother Gallery, among others. Select group exhibitions include Crip Time, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt (2021); Greater New York, MoMA PS1 (2021); and 52 Artists, A Feminist Milestone, The Aldrich Contemporary (2022); among others. Gossiaux was awarded a John F. Kennedy Center’s VSA Prize (2013), the Wynn Newhouse Award (2019), a NYFA Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant (2021), the Colene Brown Art Prize (2022), and The Pébéo Production Prize (2023). Her work has been featured in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The New Yorker, Art in America, and Topical Cream Magazine.


Emilie L. Gossiaux: Other-Worlding is organized by Sarah Cho, Assistant Curator.



Emilie Gossiaux: Other-Worlding is made possible in part by lead support from Jerome Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, as well as the Untitled Art Fair Miami x Pébéo Production Prize.


The Queens Museum is housed in the New York City Building, which is owned by the City of New York.


The Museum is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Mayor Eric Adams, the Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, and the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne E. Adams.


Major funding is generously provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Mellon Foundation, the MacMillan Family Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, E.A. Michelson Philanthropy and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.