In Studio: Sara Emsaki
Iranian born-Oakland based artist, Sara Emsaki, works in a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking and multidisciplinary installation; re-appropriating images that target gender roles and their subsequent power dynamics. Her practice interrogates the multiple codes and roles that individuals embody at the intersection of contrasting religious, cultural and aesthetic traditions. She is a recipient of the Wendy Sussman award in painting and the Eisner Prize for the highest achievement in the creative arts. Emsaki holds a BFA from the University of California, Berkeley, and will begin her graduate education at Yale School of Art in 2018.