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Artist Biography

Faith Emerson’s paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout Oregon, including Concordia College, Linn-Benton Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Multnomah County Library, Marylhurst University, Clatsop Community College, the Oregon Society of Artists, and the Michael Parsons Fine Art Gallery.


In addition, her artistic experience includes lecturing on Northwest Art History, and on Gallery Management, and she has taught drawing and calligraphy as an adjunct art professor at Mt. Hood Community College and to youth at the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.


Ms. Emerson's experience includes exhibition design assisting Dr. Gordon Gilkey in the establishment of The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum from 1993-1997. She also assisted in the exhibitions, “Northwest Visionaries,” at Maryhill Museum, WA and the Pittock Mansion, in Portland, OR, and “Currents and Confluence,” at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has held positions on the boards for Friends of the Gilkey Center, Portland Art Museum, and Friends of the University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR. She currently guides on local art history at the Pittock Mansion, Portland, OR.


Faith Emerson was born in London England and received her B.F.A. with distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts (California College of the Arts) Oakland, CA, and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon, AAA Department.

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