Emma Welty is an artist, researcher, educator and writer with a textile centered studio practice. Welty completed a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Fibers and Art History and an MFA/MA in Visual Art and Art History at Purchase College. Welty’s work utilizes ancestral traditions of Armenian carpet and needlelace to explore economies of labor, notions of “heirloom” and cultural transmissions within a digital diaspora. Welty has held residencies at the Newport Art Museum, Museum of Arts and Design and the Woodbury Public Library. Welty’s work has recently been exhibited in the Newport Art Museum, Studio Hill Gallery in Woodbury, CT and Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona and the Gilbert Gallery at Miss Porter’s School.

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