Emily Vey Duke (born 1972) received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and received her Masters at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked in collaboration with Cooper Battersby since 1994 and has created works in printed matter, installation, curation and sound. Their primary practice is the production of single-channel video. Their works explore themes of empathy, sexuality, hallucinatory states and the relationship between humans and the natural world. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in North and South America and throughout Europe, including the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), The Banff Centre (Banff), The Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), YYZ (Toronto), The Renaissance Society (Chicago), The New York Video Festival (NYC), The European Media Arts Festival (Osnabruck), Impakt (Utrecht) and The Images Festival (Toronto). Vey Duke currently teaches at Syracuse University in Central New York.