Emma is a classically trained painter who graduated from the Florence Academy of Art in 2016. Her subject matter focuses on the human figure and form through painting. Emma was born in 1994 in Morges, Switzerland. She lived for 10 years in Los Angeles, California, and 10 years in Florence, Italy. She graduated from the International School of Florence in 2012 receiving top marks on the International Baccalaureate program. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish, English, and French.
In 2014 Emma commenced a career as a fashion model. She was featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s ‘September Issue’ and has since appeared in a number of editorial publications and campaigns including Dior, Japanese luxury skincare brand Kosé, Givenchy, and Tiffany & Co.
In 2015 after working for Spain’s national treasure sculptor Miguel Moreno during the production of Spanish public art projects, Emma relocated to New York City.
Emma’s strong philanthropic nature has led her to volunteer and work with non-profit organizations such as UNICEF, Hollygrove Foundation for Children, and UNHCR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to whom she is now a National Ambassador. Some of the work she has delved into includes one-on-one artistic therapy and guidance for children from low-income families and traumatic backgrounds, gathering research on the quality of life in refugee camps and in refugee real-home situations, counseling for female incarcerated inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island, advocating on the matter of women’s rights in Afghanistan at the UN, and educating for UNICEF on the history and advancements of children’s issues around the world. Emma’s work documenting the lives of Syrian and Afghan refugees has been published by UNHCR and VICE.
At present, Emma lives in New York City where she works as an actress, an advocate for children’s rights, a visual artist/poet, and an art curator/liaison.