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Generational Echoes


MARCH 12 – JUNE 4, 2022 | GALLERY A

Thinking about the weight of memory and the stories that are passed down from one generation to the next (and the stories that are lost as well) this exhibition presents a survey of series created by Emma Nishimura and focuses on the narratives surrounding the Japanese Canadian internment. Based in Toronto, Emmas work ranges from traditional etchings, archival pigment prints, drawings, and audio pieces to art installations. Using a diversity of media, her work addresses ideas of memory and loss that are rooted within family stories and inherited narratives.

Emma received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her BA from the University of Guelph. Her work is in public and private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Emma is currently the Chair of Photography, Printmaking and Publications at OCAD University. Previously she taught at Sheridan College and the University of Guelph.

She is the recipient of the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018.


Watch the CBC documentary about Emma and her work