Emma Safir (b. 1990 New York, NY)
is an artist who employs material exploration and manipulation of fabric through weaving techniques, smocking, lens-based media, rasterization, upholstery, among other methods. Her work functions as screen simulations, proxies and portals. Safir is interested in hierarchies of labor, especially in their relationship to gender and digitization. Safir holds an MFA from the Yale School of Art in Painting & Printmaking (‘21) and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking (‘12). She has exhibited recently at Shulamit Nazarian, Baxter St at CCNY, SHIN HAUS at Shin Gallery, Lyles & King, Pentimenti Gallery and TW Fine Art. She is currently a Keyholder Artist in Residence at the Lower East Side Printshop, and recently completed residencies with the Textiles Art Center in Brooklyn, and the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program in Manhattan. Safir lives and works in NYC.