1973 · Mexico
Emi Winter was born and grew up in Oaxaca, Mexico. She obtained a BA in visual arts from Oberlin College, OH in 1995. She was an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX in 2001 and subsequently lived in Marfa, Los Angeles, CA and Montreal, Canada. In 2009, determined to seek out the roots of her painting practice, she moved back to Oaxaca. In 2011 she received Mexico’s most prestigious art prize at the XV Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo. Winter returned to the U.S. in 2012 to pursue a MFA at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, and lived in upstate NY eight weeks out of the year for three years consecutively. Deciding to make the U.S. her base again, she moved to New York as a full-time resident in 2015. Winter has shown her work internationally, including solo exhibitions in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Düsseldorf, Germany; Los Angeles, CA; Monterrey, Mexico; New York, NY; Oaxaca, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico; and San Francisco, CA. In 2018 her work was included in the exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art, curated by Lynne Cooke, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and also in I Am a Scientist, curated by Sadie Laska, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Winter currently lives and works in South Orange, NJ.