• 1991, Berkeley California


  • Royal College of Art (RCA); London, UK; MA in Painting, Distinction (2018) 
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); Baltimore, MD; BFA in Painting,Magna Cum Laude (2013)


  • Hopper Prize Finalist (2021)
  • New American Paintings Pacific Coast Competition (2020)
  • London Bronze Editions; London Bronze Casting; London, U.K (2020)
  • Porthmeor Studio Short Let Residency, St Ives, U.K (2020)
  • Palazzo Monti Residency; Brescia, Italy (2019)
  • John Moores Painting Prize Shortlisted Candidate/ Exhibitor; Liverpool Museums, Liverpool (2018)
  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries; Bloomberg Philanthropies; London, UK (2018)
  • Harley Open Judges Prize Winner; Welbeck Estates, Harley Museum and Foundation; Nottingham, UK (2017)
  • Gulkistan Residency; Laugarvatn, Iceland (2015)
  • Arteles Residency; Haukijärvi, Finland (2015)
  • Artigiana Residency; Sicily, Italy
  • Maumau Residency; Istanbul, Turkey (2014)
  • Presidential Fellowship Grant; Anderson Ranch Arts Center; Snowmass Village, CO
  • Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency Workshop; Snowmass Village, CO
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency; Johnson, VT
  • MICA; Student Leadership Award; Baltimore, MD
  • Merit Award Winner; Juried Undergraduate Exhibition; Decker Gallery; Baltimore, MD Juried by Jack Livingston and Karyn Miller
  • MICA; Deans List; Baltimore, MD
  • MICA; Recognition Award; Baltimore, MD
  • Presidential Scholarship; Baltimore, MD
  • Trustee Scholarship; Baltimore, MD
  • Foundation Scholarship; Baltimore, MD



  • Encounters, Huxley-Parlour Gallery; London, UK (2022)
  • REALMS OF THE [UN]REAL, PUBLIC Gallery; London, UK (2019)


  • Birdsong; Timothy Taylor; London, UK(2023)
  • Dreaming of Eden; Timothy Taylor; New York City, NY, US(2023)
  • Dallas Art FairAlexander Berggruen Gallery; Dallas,TX, US (2023)
  • Positions Pt 1; Alma Pearl; London, UK (2023) 
  • MiArt; Huxley-Parlour Gallery; Millan, IT (2023)
  • Pounding The Pavement; Galeria Pelaires; Palma De Mallorca, Spain (2022)
  • Liminal Spaces; Galerie Isa; Mumbai, India (2022)
  • Sholto Blissett, Emma Fineman, Madeline Peckenpaugh; Alexander Berggruen Gallery; New York City, NY, US (2021)
  • Transatlantico; Mana Contemporary x Palazzo Monti; NJ, US (2020)
  • Begin Again; Guts Gallery; London, UK (2020)
  • New Mythologies: Figurative Abstraction in Contemporary Painting, Huxley-Parlour Gallery; London, UK (2019) 
  • Wolves by the Road, Assembly House Leeds; Leeds, UK; Curated by Kate Mothes (2019)
  • FBA Futures, Federation of British Artists; London, UK (2019)
  • John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery; Liverpool, UK (2018)
  • New Contemporaries, South London Gallery; London, UK; Bloomberg Philanthropies (2018)
  • Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery; London, UK; Curated by Kris Day (2018)
  • SURGE, East Wing Biennial 13; Somerset House; London, UK; Selected by the Courtauld Institute of Art (2018)  
  • Layover, Versus Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey (2018)
  • New Contemporaries, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK; Bloomberg Philanthropies (2018)
  • Orbit UK Art Graduates Show, OXO Bargehouse, London, UK; Juried by Stephanie Dieckvoss, Aindrea Emelife, Oli Epp, Gabrielle du Plooy (2018)
  • RBA Rising Stars, Framers Gallery; London, UK; Selected by The Royal Society of British Artists (2018)
  • Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery; London UK (2018)
  • Paper Cuts, Tripp Gallery; London, UK; Curated by Kris Day (2017)
  • Harley Open Juried Art Prize, Harley Gallery & Museum; Nottingham, UK; Curated by Hannah Obee, Geoff Diego Litherland, and Lucy Phillips (2017) 
  • SUPERnatural / Survey of the ‘Figurative’ in Contemporary Art, AUREUS Contemporary Gallery; New York City, NY; Curated by Karim Hamid (2017)
  • Art Market San Francisco; San Francisco, CA (2017)
  • WIP Show, Royal College of Art; London, UK (2017)
  • 1st Kiss, Junior High Gallery; Los Angeles, CA; Curated by Girl On Girl Collective (2016)
  • Nothing To See Here, Square Gallery London; London, UK; Presented by Kajo Collection (2016)
  • No Exhibitions Allowed II, Art Advisors Studio Amsterdam; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Presented by Kajo Collection (2016)   Axis Gallery 10th National Juried
  • Samgöngur (Transport), The Sub; San Francisco, CA (2015)
  •  Exhibition, Sacramento, CA; Curated by Max Presneill (2015)
  • Gluggaveður; Laugarvatn, Iceland (2015)
  • Open Studios// Works From Arteles; Haukijärvi, Finland (2015)
  • Works from Villa Flavia, Artigiana; Milazzo, Sicily (2014)
  • açık | open, Maumau; Istanbul, Turkey (2014)
  • Palimpsest, Maumau: Tophane Artwalk, Istanbul, Turkey (2014)
  • Mordes Collection, White Space; West Palm Beach, FL (2014)
  • Juicetank Gallery Project, Juicetank; Somerset, NJ; Curated by Chris Kapsaroff (2013)
  • MICA Commencement Exhibition, Leak Studio; Baltimore, MD (2013)
  • World Wise Exhibition, Rosenberg Gallery; Baltimore, MD (2013)
  • MICA Painting Exhibition, Main 110; Baltimore, MD; Curated by Barry Nemett (2013)
  • Sketch Book Selections, Decker Library; Baltimore, MD; Curated by Howie Wies (2012)
  • 5th Annual Sketch Book Exhibition, Brown Center; Baltimore, MD; Curated by Rex Stevens (2012)
  • Studio Center Exhibition, France-Merrick Foundation Gallery; Baltimore, MD; Curated by Barry Nemett (2012)
  • SACI Spring Semester Show; Fox Gallery; Baltimore, MD; Curated by Phyllis Platner (2012)
  • Juried Undergraduate Exhibition; Decker Gallery; Baltimore, MD; Juried by Jack Livingston and Karyn Miller (2012)
  • Painting Departmental Exhibition; Fox Gallery; Baltimore, MD; Curated by Barry Nemett (2012)
  • MICA@ SACI Show; Jules Maidoff Gallery; Florence, Italy; Curated by Phyllis Platner (2012)
  • Independent Painting Exhibition; Fox Galley; Baltimore, MD; Curated by Dan Dudrow (2010)
  • Painting II Exhibition, The Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore; MD; Curated by Pat Alexander (2009)
  • Foundation Selected Exhibition; Pinkard Gallery; Baltimore, MD (2009)
  • OS17 Final Show; The Oxbow School; Napa, CA (2007)


  • Fineman, Emma; Artist Diaries; PIECE WITH ARTIST; January (2021)
  • Fineman, Emma; For Emma Fineman, Painting Is Like Writing in a Diary; Elephant Magazine; September (2020)
  • Fineman, Emma; Emma Fineman: 'May I Have Your Attention Please?'; London Live; April (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma; Must-See Exhibitions This May; Rise Art; April (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma; Emma Fineman’s Ghostly New Paintings at PUBLIC Gallery Stir the Soul; Medium; March (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma; Emma Fineman’s Personal Memories Construct Unconventional Painterly Contradictions; Art Verge; March (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma; The Best Contemporary Female Art Exhibitions Happening in London This March; Boundary Online; March (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma; Solo exhibition of new works by Emma Fineman on view at PUBLIC Gallery; Art Daily; March (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma;  REALMS OF THE (UN) REAL; Wall Street International; February (2019) 
  • Fineman, Emma; Emma Fineman’s Surreal comeback is even more intriguing than its precedent, Fad Magazine; February (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma; Emma Fineman's new contemporary paintings that explore dream-like realms and desires, Creative Boom; February (2019)
  • Fineman,Emma; My Top Five – Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Delphian Magazine; January (2019) 
  • Fineman, Emma; Issue 18- Interview- Emma Fineman, Floorr Magazine; January (2019)
  • Fineman, Emma; The Royal College of Art’s Massive MFA Show Spans the Entire Artistic Kingdom, Hyperallergic; June (2018)
  • Fineman, Emma; Artist Profile on Young Space,; March (2018)
  • Fineman, Emma; Selection of Works Curated By Kristian Day, ArtMaze Magazine; Winter Issue, p90-91 (2018)
  • Fineman, Emma; 18 Artists to Follow on Format, Juxtapoz November (2017)
  • Fineman, Emma; 20 Contemporary Painters With Gallery-Worthy Portfolios, Format Magazine May (2017)
  • Fineman, Emma; Artist Profile: Emma Fineman,; October (2017)
  • Fineman, Emma; 30Photographers to Follow ASAP,; March (2015)         
  • Fineman,Emma; Dear ‘Frisco,; March (2015)
  • Fineman,Emma; On the Spotlight: Emma Fineman,; February (2015)         
  • Fineman,Emma; Introducing Emma Fineman: A TrueCreative At Heart,; December (2014)
  • Fineman,Emma; Insta Fav Emma Fineman,;October (2014)
  • Fineman,Emma; The Niche Project Blog Feature, Blog.Niche.Co;September (2014)
  • Fineman, Emma; Student Profile, MICA's Undergraduate Catalogue, 2014 edition. (2013)
  • Fineman, Emma; Highlights from MICA's Juried Undergraduate Exhibition,; September (2012)
  • Fineman, Emma; Artworks Created Abroad, Juxtapositions; October, p24 (2012)
  • Fineman, Emma; Student Cover Art Contest Winners, The East Bay Monthly (2007)


  • Guest Speaker; Saint Joseph's Arts Society in partnership with Marianne Boesky Gallery; San Francisco, CA (2024)
  • Guest Lecturer; Royal College of Art MA Painting Course; London, UK (2023)
  • Guest Speaker; Porthmeor Virtual Panel Discussion; Borlase Smart John Wells Trust; St Ives, UK (2020)
  • Guest Speaker; The Art ofSuccess; Sarabande Foundation; London, UK (2019)
  • Guest Speaker; Female Futures; FBA Futures at Mall Galleries; London, UK (2019)
  • Guest Speaker; John Moores Prize; Walker Gallery; Liverpool, UK (2018)
  • Guest Speaker; Chelsea College; London, UK (2017)
  • Gallery Assistant for Areus Contemporary; Basel, Switzerland/ Providence,RI (2013-2015)
  • Guest Speaker for Sangram Majumdar's Painting and Drawing Class; TheMaryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore, MD (2013)
  • Guest lecturer for the Advanced Placement Painting Class; The MarylandInstitute College of Art; Baltimore, MD (2013)
  • Guest Speaker for the Advanced Placement Drawing Class; The Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore, MD (2012)
  • Painting and Drawing Department representative for the Student Voice Association; The Maryland Institute College of Art; Baltimore, MD (2012)
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