Area(s) of ExpertisePrintmaking
Emma Nishimura works with a diversity of media, including printmaking, photography, sculpture and installation. Her work addresses ideas of memory and loss that are rooted within family stories and inherited narratives. Emma received her BA from the University of Guelph, and her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including, the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON; the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA; and the Taimiao Art Gallery, Beijing, China. Emma’s work is in a number of public and private collections, such as the Japanese Canadian National Museum, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and won awards from Open Studio, the International Print Center New York, Art in Print, and The Print Center. Most recently she was named the recipient of the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018. Emma is an Assistant Professor and the Chair of Photography, Printmaking and Publications at OCAD University.
BA, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
MFA, Printmaking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE