Emily grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and graduated from the University of Virginia, where she studied studio art and art history. She completed an independent study studio semester abroad with the Maryland Institute College of Art where she began to explore her narrative voice. Emily is active in the local grassroots art community, participating in artist-run collective shows and social media. Her art has been exhibited in the US and France.
Emily says, “My artistic influences range from classical painters to Surrealists and contemporary artists like Mark Ryden and Ray Caesar. I’m combining and reinterpreting so many visuals I’ve seen for a result that is both my own and feels like a continuation of a larger story. Creating art brings me a sense of purpose and connection.”