Emma Webster

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Unbearable Lightness Oil On Canvas 84" X 64"
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Quick Facts
Birth year
Lives in
Works in
Oakland/ San Francisco
Stanford University, 2011, BA Studio Art
l'École d'Art Plastique, Paris, 2010
The Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2009
figurative, mixed-media, conceptual, modern


B.A. Art Practice, Stanford University            Stanford CA, USA.                                  2011

  • L'École d'Art Plastique                        Paris, FR.                                                 2010
  • Slade School of Fine Art                     London, UK.                                           2009
  • Academy of Art University                  San Francisco CA, USA.                      2006



  • Fan Choice Herradura Barrel Art San Francisco. 2013.
  • Raina Giese Award in Creative Painting. 2011.
  • Stanford Spark! Art Grant. 2011.
  • Fine Arts Representative in Stanford's Faculty-Nominated Arts Circle. 2010 - 2011.
  • Undergraduate Academic Research Angel Grant (Painting). 2010.
  • Academy of Art University Award for Best Figure Drawing. 2006.




Memory: E. Webster @ SIW Gallery, Washington D.C. Nov 2013 - Jan 2014.

kate, this is about us @ Classic Cars West in Oakland, CA. Aug - Sept 2013.

Left-handed Letter to My Little Sister @ Awaken Cafe in Oakland, CA. Jan - Feb 2013.

Heffalump @ Cummings Art Building at Stanford, CA. May 2011.

Your Name Became an Animal @ Cantor Arts Center at Stanford, CA. Feb - May 2011.

Phantom Pains @ Cummings Art Building at Stanford, CA. Nov 2009.  


Heroes & Hearts @ AT&T Park, San Francisco CA. Feb 2014.

Herradura San Francisco Artist Showcase @ Terra, San Francisco CA. Oct 2013.

Oakland Art Murmur Auction @ Mau, Oakland CA. Oct 2013.

Native Thinghood @ The Cube, Los Angeles, CA. Feb 2012.

Antifreeze @ Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA. Dec 2011.

Memento Mori @ Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA. Oct 2011.

BAN6 Student Slideshow @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF, CA. Sept 2011.

[Bracket] @ Cummings Art Bld, Stanford, CA. June 2011. 

Modulations @ SOMArts, San Francisco, CA. April 2011.

Bloodlines in Two Parts @ The SubGallery, Stanford, CA. Mar 2011.

A Bestiary of Prints @ The SubGallery, Stanford, CA. Jan 2011.



  • "Color, Line, and Concept as Means of Expression" – Fall 2013 Guest Lecture for Advertising 600: Strategic Thinking (MFA curriculum) at the Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA.
  • “Process Behind: ‘Your Name Became an Animal’ ” – Artist Lecture in May 2011 at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, CA. 



  • San Francisco Chronicle. Kenneth Baker: “Memory, Color, Scorching From a Framework”. Review. 9 August 2013.
  • Oakland Art Enthusiast: “Interview with Emma Webster, ‘Kate, This is About Us’ at Classic Cars West”. Interview. 31 July 2013.
  • Juxtapoz: "Juxtapoz Magazine - Emma Webster Art." Illustrative feature. 9 July 2013.
  • SF MOMA: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Official Tumblr Blog. Feature. 5 October 2012.
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