Emery Clark, a New Orleans native, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Newcomb College with a comprehensive study in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. She furthered her education with a Master of Fine Arts from Tulane University, specializing in painting and environmental art and design. Her commitment to artistic growth led her to Boston University School of Fine Arts and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where she honed her skills in classical drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Emery’s exceptional talent has earned her prestigious accolades, including the Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellowship. This esteemed award facilitated her exploration of art, architecture, and environmental design across the Near East, Western Europe, Scandinavia, North Africa, Central America, and Mexico. Additionally, she clinched the top spot in the Society for the Arts in Healthcare International Healing Arts Competition, recognized for her remarkable contributions to Ochsner Health Center, their Hospital for Children, and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Her artistic legacy extends to numerous public works, such as the renowned “NOMA Nile” for the New Orleans Museum of Art and the captivating “Treasures of Tutankhamen” exhibition.
Emery’s impact can be witnessed not only in museums but also in more than 100 public corporate collections, including prestigious names like Citicorp, Coca-Cola, the Virlane Foundations, New Orleans Museum of Art, IBM, and Chase Manhattan Bank. Furthermore, her art graces thousands of private collections, testament to its enduring appeal.
In recent years, Emery has directed her creative energy towards healthcare, employing the full spectrum of arts at institutions like Ochsner Health System, the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, St. Charles Surgical Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Touro, and various healthcare facilities nationwide. Her work, characterized by the language of landscape and seascape, serves as a source of serenity and a celebration of nature, all while emphasizing the importance of revering and preserving our environment.