Emma Kanne is an American Artist who lives and works in Paris, France. She began her practice with the distortion of realistic portraiture, painting from her own photographs of loved ones and passerby’s. Emma now focuses her practice on ideas such as addiction, identity, religion, and death. Her mediums range from manipulated found objects to video, interactive websites, oil paintings, and photography.
Some of her most recent work has aimed to examine and question the preexisting systems that perpetuate phone addiction, social identity, gender identity, and religious identity.
Emma was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada until she moved to New York City to attend Fordham University, where she studied Fine Art. Emma then moved to Paris France to continue her studies at Parsons Paris, where she is currently pursuing a double concentration in Fine Art and Philosophy. Some of her greatest artistic influences are Justin Bower, Francis Bacon, Shilpa Gupta, David Hammons, and Cindy Sherman.