Based in Toronto, Emma Nishimura’s work ranges from traditional etchings, archival pigment prints, drawings, and audio pieces to art installations. Using a diversity of media, her work addresses ideas of memory and loss that are rooted within family stories and inherited narratives. Her project, "An Archive of Rememory",uses photographs from her grandparents' albums to reflect on the personal histories of Japanese Canadians who were held during WWII in internment camps. Nishimura's Critical Dialogues Lecture is held in conjunction with the city wide Japan/Philly2020 events and in partnership with the Printmaking Program.
Nishimura received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013 and her BA from the University of Guelph in 2005. Emma is currently the Chair of Photography, Printmaking and Publications at OCAD University. Previously she taught at the University of Guelph, Sheridan College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.