Emilie Ahern

I alter the semiotic system that is our language, obscuring meaning. By creating aural compositions using overlapping sound experiences to form a space of confusing and contradictory messages, I reveal how misuse of language changes meaning, communication and interpretation.


Born 1989, Nashville, Tennessee

Currently lives and works in New York, NY



2011-2014 MFA Studio Art and the Computer, University of Central Florida

2007-2011 BFA Graphic Design, University of Central Florida


Group Exhibitions


            Art in Odd Places: Tone a weekend art event for which I collaborated with another artist to create a

            sound installation, Orlando, FL


            Acousmatic for the People a music festival in which one of my pieces was played, Malmö, Sweden

            Down the Rabbit Hole thesis show in the UCF Gallery, Orlando, FL

            Taking Flight one month show in Snap! Space, Orlando, FL


            UCF Students and Graduates one month show in Avalon Gallery, Orlando, FL

            Medium Rare three week show in Gallery 500, Orlando, FL

            Imprint one month show of female artists in Avalon Gallery, Orlando, FL


           Otronicon four day show in the Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL

            Eclectic Knights IV one night show as part of First Thursday of Orlando, Orlando

            Museum of Art, Orlando, FL

           60 one night show as part of Third Thursday of downtown Orlando, FAVO, Orlando, FL

           A Knight of Art one night show sponsored by UCF Campus Activities Board, Orlando, FL


            Pink Art Show work selected and displayed to be sold to raise money for breast cancer awareness    

           and research, City Arts Gallery, Orlando, FL


Commissioned Works


            Contemporary, Creative, Spontaneous for Snap! Space Gallery


Radio Appearances


            Rebuilding the City, on WPRK One hour talk as a guest speaker (along with three other guests)


            Rebuilding the City, on WPRK One hour talk as a guest speaker (along with one other guest)




            Down the Rabbit Hole Catalog, Catalog for the graduating Master's cohort.


          Finalist in Photographer Forum’s 30th Annual Best of College Photography, awarded based on being

           in the top 100 best photographs submitted