Emma Welty is an artist, educator, researcher 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 weaving and needlelace making in order to explore economies of cloth labor, notions of “heirloom” and cultural transmissions within a digital diaspora.
Welty just completed a year long residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and has recently shown at Studio Hill Gallery and Woodbury Public Library Gallery in Woodbury, CT and Piano Craft Gallery in Boston, MA. Having trained with textile conservators at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Welty also runs a small textile mending and conservation business.
Outside of the studio, Welty is an avid swimmer and enjoys cold water dips in the chillier months, and watermelon in the warmer months. She lives in rural Connecticut with her gray and white cat, Teddy, and likes to take long hikes and look at sleepy cows.
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