Biography and Artist's Statement

The works of Emma-Jane Cohen are inspired by her relationship and connection with herself and culture. Expressing the battle and healing between the heart, and mind as an indigenous woman. These images tell the story of finding her Sumix, spirit power, and gaining strength, and love within herself.

Being a Syilx/Okanagan and Blackfoot woman, Emma-Jane is a member of the Okanagan Indian Band and grew up in Vernon, BC. Emma-Jane currently works as a Language Administrator for the Okanagan Indian Band. Working closely with the language and culture has allowed Emma-Jane to combine her work with her passion for art, history, and language.