A platform for young artists across the globe


We believe that the visual language of art has the power to communicate across geographic and cultural distances, to open new perspectives on our experience in the world, and to facilitate the understanding of experiences and traditions different from our own.

     Countries reached: 70 countries in
Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North and South America

Founded in 2012, Emergent Art Space is an international non-profit organization

based in San Francisco, California.

We welcome artists in all fields of visual arts, still in school or under 30.



(Click on each image to see the interview)

Jayeti Bhattacharya

Kolkata, India

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" …all of the artists on the site are young…which is a new approach for an organization…it gives us a chance to show ourselves and our work."

Maeum Lee

Seoul, South Korea

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"EAS in an international context is important because it suggests a broader perspective of the world. Each artist from various cultural backgrounds can bring up issues based on their own experiences."

Farhad Bahram

Teheran, Iran / Portland, US

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"…it is important to think of art as a global language… each artist from each culture translates their cultural experiences into the medium of “art”, which can be understood across cultures."



Artists Portfolios  |  Projects  |  Interviews  |  Online Galleries

The Emergent Art Space website provides a space where young artists can share their works, projects and experiences, thus creating an international online community.

It accepts all forms of visual work: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography,
videos, mixed media, digital, site-based work, and installation.


Emergent Art Space launches international young artists exhibitions with partners on location.

Click on the lines to see more about each exhibition


June 2013: "Crossing Borders" |  SOMArts, San Francisco, California, US

May 2014: "Crossing Borders"  |  Gong Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

June 2014: "Cruzando Fronteras"  |  The Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura, Tijuana, Mexico

January-February 2015: "Translations"  |  Reed College, Portland, Oregon, US

February 2016: "Translations - Kolkata"  |  Rabindranath Tagore Center, ICCR, Kolkata, India

January 2018: "Building Bridges - Kolkata"  |  AM Gallery, Kolkata, India

February 2018: "Building Bridges - New Delhi"  |  Art Konsult, New Delhi, India

March 2018: "Building Bridges - Bangalore"  |  Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India

September 2018: "Last Image Show - Tanzania"  |  Alliance Française, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

February 2019: " Last Image Show - Zambia"  |  Alliance Française, Lusaka, Zambia

July 2019: "Building Bridges - Yangon"  |  Old Tourist Burma Building, Yangon, Myanmar

June 2020: "Calling Across the Distance" | Online Exhibition 


               Grazia Peduzzi | Executive Director

               Ann Wettrich | Programs Director

               Victoria Ayala-Preciado | Artist Liaison & Website Coordinator

               Uji Venkat | Writer/Editor

                       Mara DI Gaetano  |  Intern/Artist & writer

              BOARD of DIRECTORS:

             Catherine Armsden  |  Rachel Hooper  |  Norman Packard  |  Grazia Peduzzi  

Emergent Art Space encourages diversity, values traditions,

welcomes the new and experimental. 

Add your voice, share your art, and

be part of a global conversation.

Contact us at: info@emergentartspace.org