Born in Boston, Emanuela DeMusis traveled to Italy in 2008 to study drawing in Florence and subsequently enrolled at the Academy of Realist Art Boston where she now teaches. She holds a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon and is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
In 2015, she was listed among Poets and Artists Magazine's 50 Memorable Painters. Her painting, Miss Rachel, was awarded the Gold Medal at the Guild of Boston Artists Regional Juried Exhibition and her painting, Fritter and Waste, was featured in International Artist Magazine.
Emanuela is a superb portrait painter and is available for portrait commissions.
"My intent has been to create confrontational portraits in which the viewer is not disaffected but rather feels a sense of intimacy with the sitter. These portraits, though autobiographical in nature, only ambiguously suggest private issues and never reveal meaning; instead, the subtleties of a cocked head or a sideways glance present a mystery. My personal themes informed the conception of the work, but I invite the viewer to freely interpret the narrative through the looking glass of their own experience."