Emma Balder is a New England visual artist. She received her BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Emma was awarded a year-long Staff Artist Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and has received recognition in publications such as Studio Visit Magazine, American Art Collector, and Fresh Paint Magazine. Emma has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and her works are included in private and public collections such as the Dave Bown Projects. Emma currently works and lives in Denver, Colorado.


Emma Balder’s work displays maps of personal experiences within both real and imagined space and time. Intrigued by her abstruse and transcendental relationship to the landscape, Emma’s paintings and installations address the everlasting mark that an experience within a place can leave on an individual. The undulating lines that exist in most of her work parallel the contours and layers found in nature, symbolizing the passage of time and leading the viewer through traces of her personal histories. While Emma works in a variety of mediums, the documentation of the process is where her 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.

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A Transformational Journey: The Art of Emma Balder