Following a BA Fine Art at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (1991) and MA Painting RCA (1995), Emma was a Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome (1996).


Recent solo exhibitions include Woman-Snake-Bird Galerie Onrust Amsterdam (2018), Stained With Marks Of Love Arcadia Missa NY (2017), Open Thoughts Neuer Aachener Kunstverein Aachen (2017), Time After Time Petra Rinck Galerie Düsseldorf (2016), Unravel These Knots Freud Museum London (2015). Recent group exhibitions include A Journey With ‘the Waste Land’  Turner Contemporary Margate (2018), Virginia Woolf  Tate St Ives touring to Pallant House Gallery and Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge (2018), MAC International Ulster Bank Prize Belfast (2017), CONDO Arcadia Missa (2017), Comic Tragics Art Gallery Of Western Australia Perth (2016).