Emily Humphrey is from Exeter, Rhode Island and a sophomore at URI. She has always had a passion for art and has been inspired and influenced by her grandfather, local artist Bob Humphrey. Emily attended Exeter-West Greenwich High School where she was instructed by sculptor and Hera Gallery member Elizabeth Lind. Emily exhibited at Hera multiple times in high school, and went on to become the Spring 2012 gallery intern as a freshman at URI. Emily recently curated an exhibition on landscape architecture at Hera, "Design For Change: A Survey of Landscape Architecture in the Green Movement."
Artist's statement: "I gravitate toward depicting forms of the natural world on various levels. I reflect on its timelessness and the effects it has on both myself and the world around me. Not only do I communicate the beauty and purity of the natural world to others through my artwork, but I also strive to express ideas taken from all areas of life through it. I enjoy working in various media, including graphite, charcoal, pastel, oils, watercolor, and photography. As a current student at the university of Rhode Island in both art and landscape architecture, my body of work is made up of a range of exploratory pieces from throughout my educational career."