Emily Carrig studied at the New York Academy of Art where she received her M.F.A. in Painting in 2018.  She also holds a B.F.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in English from College of Charleston.

Emily's paintings are in private collections in New York City, Mexico, and Charleston, South Carolina.


My work combines figures, portraits, and landscapes painted from observation. I am interested in interpreting color and the potential of dissolved shapes into lyrical scenes. Often choosing women as subjects, I project my experience onto the canvas. More than photographic representation, I would like my paintings to appear like apparitions.

I am inspired by Expressionist painters such as Edvard Munch and Ellen Thesleff, as well as the works of Gwen John, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, and Joan Mitchell.