EMILY TEN RAA graduated from UWA in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Art History) degree, and from Edith Cowan University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Contemporary Visual Arts. At ECU she won the Louise Macfee Painting Award, and also the 'cream 4' emerging artist award by emerge ART space.
Since then she has been working as an artist primarily in the medium of painting as well as drawing, woodwork, and installation. The connections that individuals and societies make - or do not make - with the natural world form the basis of her praxis and she believes the present disconnection with nature plays a major part in our value systems; her concern about nature and the environment often driving her work. She has had three solo exhibitions, and has participated in various group exhibitions. Her work is held at the ECU art collection.
Currently she is a full-time mother and is working casually for her newly opened, family-run business The Seasonal Brewing Company. There she is exhibiting local artist's work in order to give people who may not frequent art galleries the chance to engage with art.
2016, Animate Objects, ShopFront Gallery, Northbridge, WA
2014, Souvenirs, emerge ART SPACE, Inglewood, WA
2012, 'cream 4': Hide and Seek, emerge ART SPACE, Mount Lawley, WA