is creating figurative feminist artwork in Detroit, MI.
Emilia Nawrocki is a figurative, feminist painter and printmaker born in the suburbs of Metro-Detroit to Polish immigrant parents, she earned her BFA at Wayne State University and is currently based in Detroit. Emilia creates work using her own body to explore the facets of her identity along with the battle of one's relationship with their body image when struggling with mental illness, societal expectations, etc. Her paintings include larger-than-life figures, purposeful brushstrokes, and pixelated abstraction. She enjoys using and focusing on the body within her work as a means of reclaiming the vessel she occupies that has been scrutinized and dissected - not only by herself, but by the standards of beauty held in america.