Emma Balder is a New England-bred visual artist. She received her BFA in Painting and Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Emma was awarded a year long Staff Artist Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and was named a finalist of the Peripheral Vision Foundation Prize Fellowship. She has received recognition in publications such as Art Maze Mag, Dialogist Fresh Paint Magazine, and was recently named one of 303 Magazine's "Artists to Watch in 2018". Emma has exhibited both internationally and nationwide in spaces such as the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA and Trestle Gallery's Brooklyn Art Space in New York. Her works are included in private and public collections such as the Dave Bown Projects. Emma currently sits on the Board of Directors at Elsewhere Studios, a non-profit organization providing artist residencies in Paonia, Colorado.

Emma currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas. She keeps a sustainable art practice, with a "no-waste" policy in her studio. Donated waste from other artists as well as vibrantly colored found materials and scraps from her own studio, keeps Emma's practice full of excitement and constant evolution.

Emma works in a variety of mediums but the documentation of the process is where her visual interest rests. Her recent work reveals a fantasia of handcrafted elements, where various textiles and traditional craft techniques exist in harmony with vibrantly painted abstractions. The process of radical transformation and regeneration is the core of Emma's artistic practice.

Please feel free to contact Emma about commissions, installation rentals, and purchasing art.