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A native Texan and a lover of community, Emily has found herself at home across the state in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin. Her current home-base is in Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood. Emily holds a degree in Fine Art and Russian from Trinity University, and began her career as a teaching artist in 2011. In the studio, Emily makes art about growth and decay in nature.

In addition, Emily creates large-scale public artworks, designed to activate forgotten spaces and engage local community through direct participation. She is interested in the confluence of creative process between maker and viewer, educator and student, and sees her work as an educator to be an extension of her own artwork. Emily is currently exploring these topics in her role as co-founder of Sunset Art Studios, an artist-run studio and exhibition space in Oak Cliff.