Emily Nachison was born and raised in San Diego, California. She attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan where she earned an MFA in 2010. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2006, she was a finalist for a Travel Grant from the Jaques and Natasha Gelman Foundation. Recently, Nachison was a semi-finalist in the Emerging Artist Residency Program at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She currently lives, works, and teaches in Portland, Oregon.