Emma Sher
b. 1998

B.A. UCLA 2021
Based in Los Angeles, CA
From Oak Park, IL

The current objective in my work comes from a curiosity about the meditative process of creating and how that can be translated both into (1) a communal process of making and (2) a viewer’s experience of an object. My work chases feeling as an end result – when the sun catches a pane of glass at the perfect angle and it takes you out of the dialogue in your head for just a moment – or a handful of friends gathered on a living room floor playing with clay to make something together.

Creating work that emits light, moves with the breeze, and possibly alters the energy in the room has been a framework to materialize these ideas.

UCLA, 2021
World Arts & Cultures B.A.
Art History Minor
Dean’s Honor Roll 2017–2021

High Desert Test Sites
Joshua Tree, CA, February 2023

SEED Scholarship, April 2022
A-B Projects Studio Session

PLAY: A Creative Exploration into the Necessity of Play in AdulthoodMultimedia art book explores 'play' as a tool for survival, healing, and resistance

Rêve d été
Artemis LA, Topanga Canyon, CA, July–August 2023

Lamp Show!
Spore Space, Ojai, CA July–September 2023

UCLA Senior Showcase
UCLA Arts, Los Angeles, CA, June 2021

Work Experience
Faculty Instructor
Otis College of Art & Design Extension
June 2023 – Present

Studio Manager
Ben Medansky
April 2022 – Present

Projects Assistant
A-B Projects
August 2022 – Present

Teaching Artist
The Pottery Studio
October 2022 – Present

Los Angeles, CA