Born in Flint, Michigan, Emily Mayo's work is deeply inspired by her spiritual upbringing, and focuses on compassion for the individual. Working in a variety of mediums including drawing and sculpture her pieces have been showcased in drawing exhibitions around the U.S. including Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan, and the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has won several awards in these exhibitions. Her work has been featured in several publications including the 13th Manifest INDA, ArtMaze Magazine in London, and two drawing instructional books. Emily Mayo received an MFA in Drawing from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2018 and currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI, USA.