Emily grew up in Coastal Connecticut making stops in New York and Providence along the way. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 from the Jewelry & Metalsmithing program.
Following RISD, Emily started to create multi-media paintings. She spent the following ten years of her life devoted to showing, selling and creating art. It was despite a spinal cord injury that Emily kept persevering with her process with paint and continued to evolve creatively.
She has shown throughout the East Coast and she has work in lasting collections in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia. She has won three separate awards for her achievements in art since becoming injured. The National Endowment for the Arts, the state of Connecticut and city of Bridgeport put on her first solo show consisting of a large body of work. She has shown her paintings throughout the Bay Area and has exhibited her work at the Science and Non Duality (SAND) conference in San Jose in 2016. She continues to paint and show her work presently in Oakland. She was invited to do an Artist Residency at Flax Art and Design in Oakland where she led a community painting project.
Her work is evocative and is applied in an intuitive way. She compares painting to the additive process she applied to porcelain hand building at RISD. It’s deliberate. She approaches paint the way she worked with clay: in an organic way but with an emphasis on color, texture, and layers of paint. This allows her to create depth the way she once did with her three dimensional work and studies at RISD.