Varied Editions Featured Artist
In this Varied Editions gallery, Emma Nishimura features a number of pieces from her recent MFA thesis exhibition titled Geographies of Story. The work investigates the complicated family narrative of her paternal grandparents internment as Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Exploring the landscape where past memories occurred, the work acknowledges the shifting nature of memory itself. Links to forgotten places are established, while voids and absences investigate the fragments and silences of what has been left unsaid or forgotten. Emma Nishimura is a Toronto based artist. She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 and her BA from the University of Guelph in 2005. Her work is in public and private collections and has been exhibited in both Canada and the United States. Recent exhibitions include, Wilderness Memory (The Art Space, Huntsville, ON), Geographies of Story (Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE) and Yo-in Reverberation (Japanese Canadian National Museum, Burnaby, BC). Her upcoming exhibition The Spaces Between, will be shown in the Print Sales Gallery at Open Studio in May 2014. Nishimura currently teaches printmaking courses at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and Open Studio.