BORN 1977, New York






MFA ’01 University of Pennsylvania
BFA ’99 Boston University

2000 Joan Mitchell award nominee
1999 Guttman Fellowship (full Scholarship)
1995 Boston University Grant (full scholarship)


2018 “Birdhouse Summit” Walker-Cunningham Fine Art, St. Louis, MO
2014 “Dreams in Color” Walker-Cunningham Fine Art, Boston, MA
2011 “Songs for Lulu” Walker-Cunningham Fine Art, Boston, MA
2010 “150 x 150” Laconia Gallery, Laconia, NH
2009 “Casual Males” George Sherman Union Gallery,
Boston University, Boston, MA
2009 “Full Frontal” Dual show, James’ Gate Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
2007 Group show James’ Gate Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
2001 Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Show,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA



    In high school, Emmet was a physics geek who was really good at drawing the things in front of him.  He entered a contest at the age of fifteen at Huntington Fine Arts (Huntington, NY) and won a scholarship to study drawing, painting, and sculpture where he was trained academically in figure drawing, landscape painting, and still life.  Emmet earned scholarships to Boston University (BFA ’99) and University of Pennsylvania (MFA ’01).  Studying color theory in graduate school with Robert Slutzky, a student of Joseph Albers, Emmet began to develop color as a subject in and of itself. He was enamored of the way color changes in proximity to other colors and performs tricks. He meditated on synthetic cubist paintings by Picasso, Op Art by Bridgette Riley, and the “Cold Mountain” series by Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, and Robert Ryman. Emmet taught drawing, painting, and abstract theory at University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and worked for Pace Wildenstein as an archival photographer through 2005, lived in Brooklyn through 2006 and installed and packed artwork for museums in Boston, MA through 2009.

Emmet is now living, painting and teaching in Dierks, Arkansas.