Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow

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Emily Avery Yoshiko Crow is an artist born in Boulder, Colorado, USA. She works with watercolour, natural sculpture, textiles, animation and film production design. Her art draws from religious iconography that restore mythic and mystical imagination into contemporary life. Crow was raised by her parents following the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. She studied Chinese Traditional Medicine in San Francisco at the ACTCM, and Fine Arts at Naropa University with Joan Anderson and Robert Spellman. After the completion of her formal education, she spent several years living between India, Nepal and Canada. In these years, she studied Indian miniature painting with master painter Mahaveer Swami in Bikaner, and the art of Indigo dying, Shibori and Katagami, with Bryan Whitehead in Japan. Emily was the Production Designer for Khyentse Norbu’s films ‘Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait’ (2016), ‘Looking for Lady with Fangs and a Moustache’ (2019), and ‘Pig at the Crossing’ (2022). She moves across time zones and boundaries, exploring the intersection of humans, nature, spirituality and the unseen world.