Emily Wick is an artist and filmmaker living in Oakland, California.

Emily trained in realistic oil painting for four years  (2006-9) at the Atelier School of Classical Realism with master painter David Hardy, and in 2016 spent three weeks at an artist’s residency at the Morris Graves Foundation.

Her linocut map The Fifty United States and their Mottos (2008) has appeared in the coffee table book Mapping America, and was featured on the National Geographic Traveler’s blog, and in a PBS music video. 

Emily directed and edited the documentary film Life With Alex (55 minutes, 2012),  a that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible story of famed scientist Dr. Irene Pepperberg and her African Grey parrot. Through Emily’s work in archaeology, she co-directed a 34-minute biographical film, Buried Stories (2008) on Native American Indian elder Ella Rodriguez.

Emily co-founded the Oakland art space Smokey’s Tangle (est. 2009) with Brian Brooks. Her recent work explores photography with unusual sensors (e.g.,  thermal) and sanding through geodes. She has written about The Magic Hour and colorblindness.