Emma’s work depicts the natural world from the perspective that wilderness does not exist separately from humankind, but rather as a product of our perception. In her paintings, she depicts surroundings that show evidence of the human gaze through paint application reminiscent of sunspots on the retina, or a migraine aura. She also inserts paint forms that appear to exist on a different plane, to create portals into environments that are governed neither by wilderness nor humankind.
Emma White is a recent graduate of the Queen’s University Fine Art program, where she specialized in oil painting. She now lives and works in Toronto, where she is currently a resident at the MOCA x Akin Collective studio program.