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 art program in France with the Maryland Institute College of Art where she began to explore her narrative voice. Since moving to Washington, DC in 2007, Emily has worked as a graphic and interactive designer, studying at the Corcoran College of Art + Design while continuing to evolve her unique painting style. Emily is active in the local grassroots art community, participating in artist-run collective shows and social media in order to bridge the divide between “her art friends” and “her other friends”. Her art has been exhibited in the US and France.
Emily says, “As I’ve become more immersed in technology both personally and in my career as an interactive designer, my work with primal archetypes and natural imagery becomes more precious to me. My influences range from classical painters to Surrealists and contemporary artists like Mark Ryden and Ray Caesar. Art is the thing that I do that feels the most pure and essential in our increasingly artificial world.”