About

Emily Underwood is a Californian inspired by the landscapes that surround her and everything that lives and grows on them. She creates art to convey her enthusiasm for the natural world, blending her background in both science and art.


EDUCATION
2014-2016 Printmaking Coursework at Monterey Peninsula College
2013 Graduate Certificate in Scientific Illustration, California State University Monterey Bay
2007 Master of Science in Geology, Oregon State University, Corvallis
2003 Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2017 Artist-in-Residence, Elkhorn Slough Foundation
2016 Arts Council for Monterey County, LEAP Grant
2015 Voices of The Wilderness, U.S. Forest Service
2014 Artist-in-Residence, Joshua Tree National Park

CLIENTS/COLLABORATORS

PlayFullGround
Jay Blue Design

U.S. Forest Service
California Native Plant Society
California Academy of Sciences
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Florida Museum of Natural History
San Francisco Public Press
City of Pacific Grove
National Park Service
Rana Creek Habitat Restoration
Atascadero Land Preservation Society
Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Seep City San Francisco
Watsonville Wetland Watch
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
City of San Luis Obispo/Gaia Graphics
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
Carmel River Conservancy
Pollinator Partnership
City Arts and Lectures
Bay Nature Magazine
Wild Hope Magazine
Sea Studios
Naturalists at Large


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 Elkhorn Slough, Porter Ranch House, Watsonville, CA
2017 Monterey County Open Studio Tour, Cachagua, CA
2017 Wild Women's Watercolor Weekend, Gospel Flat, Bolinas, CA
2017 Colorful Destinations of Monterey County, Transportation Office, Salinas, CA
2017 PlayFullGround, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, CA
2017 The Art of Nature, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
2016 Plant Portraits, Botanic and Luxe, Santa Cruz, CA
2016 99 Problems, But a Print Aint' One, The Southern, Charleston, SC
2016 Scenic Roadways of Monterey County, Transportation Office, Salinas, CA
2016 All Media Student Show, Monterey Peninsula College Gallery, Monterey, CA
2016 The Art of Nature,, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
2016 Tracy Arm Fjord, Bolinas Book Exchange, Bolinas, CA
2015 Jewels of Nature, Tilden Park Nature Center, Berkeley, CA
2015 Wild Mushrooms and Functional Fungi, Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Print Show, Monterey Peninsula College Student Galley, Monterey, CA
2015 The Art of Nature, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
2015 Botanical Art Exhibition, California Native Plant Society, San Jose, CA
2014 Flora and Fauna, The Buckeye, Carmel Valley, CA (solo exhibition)
2014 Nature’s Jewels, Tilden Park Nature Center, Berkeley, CA
2014 Wildflowers of Garland Ranch, Garland Ranch Nature Center. Carmel Valley, CA
2014 The Art of Nature, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA
2014 Anything Goes, Kittyhawk Gallery, Sebastopol, CA
2013 Illustrating Nature, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Pacific Grove, CA
2013 Field Guide, The Foundry, Berkeley, CA
2011 Cantebury Gallery, Austin, TX
2008 Space 868, Bolinas, CA