Iranian born-Oakland based artist, Sara Emsaki, works primarily in painting, re-appropriating images that target gender roles and their subsequent power dynamics. Her work is aesthetically influenced by Islamic geometry and Persian miniature painting. She is a recipient of the 2015 Wendy Sussman award in painting and the Eisner Prize for the highest achievement in the creative arts. Emsaki gained a BFA in 2016 from the University of California, Berkeley, with an honors distinction.
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