Originally from Flint, Michigan, Emily Mayo lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Working in a variety of mediums including drawing and sculpture her work is deeply inspired by her spiritual upbringing, and focuses on compassion for the individual. 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 Grand Rapids Magazine , ArtMaze Magazine in London, and two drawing instructional books.