Ema Harris-Sintamarian, San Jose
Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2013
Ema Harris-Sintamarian is an artist originally from Romania whose work is informed by the relationship of her identity to her sense of displacement, and the ways she has devised to reconcile these incongruous elements. Her intricate yet expansive drawings tackle the dichotomy between containment and liberation by infusing a static diagram with a charge that propels it into motion. Ema is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, and her work has been shown in solo and group shows at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Niklas Belenius Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, Triton Museum in Santa Clara, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and Southern Exposure in San Francisco. She was the recipient of the ArtShift Award (2008) and the Silicon Valley Arts Council Award (2010), and has participated in residency programs at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Vermont Studio Center and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware (2002), and her MFA in Painting from San Jose Sate University (2005). Ema is an Adjunct Instructor at San Jose State University and San Jose City College.