Emma Fineman was born in 1991 in Berkeley, California. In 2013 she received her BFA with Magna Cum Laude Honors as a Painting Major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon receiving her BFA Fineman has already been included in various exhibitions including a solo show entitled Freak in the Gateway Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Fineman’s work has also been featured as the solo visual artist represented by White Space Gallery as a part of Art Palm Beach. Her work was featured in the Tophane Artwalk in the show Palimpsest in Istanbul, Turkey. She attended a residency workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, CO where she was awarded the Presidential Fellowship for the program. Fineman attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency in Johnson, VT. She has attended the Maumau Residency Program in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as Artigiana Residency in Sicily, Italy. She also attended the Arteles Residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland and the Gulkistan Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland last spring. Currently her work is featured in exhibitions both nationally and abroad. Her work is on display in the White Space Gallery as a part of the Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach, FL. She also has had work included in a group show entitled açık | open hosted by Maumau in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work was included in a group show entitled Works from Villa Flavia in Milazzo, Sicily. Last year her works were included in a group show at Arteles in Hämeenkyrö, Finland as well as a group show entitled Gluggaveður in Laugarvatn, Iceland. Following her residency in Iceland, Fineman presented the body of paintings that she created there in the exhibition Samgöngur (Transport) at The Sub Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Fineman's works have also been selected by Max Presneill, Curator at the Torrance Art Museum, for last years 10th National Juried Exhibition at the Axis Gallery, in Sacramento, CA. Up coming exhibitions include a solo show entitled O.S. 1 at the Great Highway Gallery in San Francisco, CA at the end of this month, as well as a group exhibition entitled Nothing To See Here at the Square Gallery London in London, UK; presented by Kajo Collection opening May 12th. Kajo Collection will also be representing Fineman's work in the group show No Exhibitions Allowed II at the Art Advisors Studio Amsterdam located in Amsterdam, Netherlands opening the 21st of May. Fineman will begin her studies in the Master in Arts Degree Course in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London, Uk in September.
Fineman has received numerous awards and scholarships including the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Presidential Fellowship (2013), Trustee Scholarship (2009-2013), MICA Presidential Scholarship (2009-2013), the MICA Foundation Scholarship (2009), and the MICA Recognition Award (2011). Fineman currently lives and works in Oakland, California.