Emily Lazarre was born in New York City. She was interested in painting as a child and attended a music and art High School where she was exposed to many practical art classes as well as an introduction to art history. She continued on to Queens College of the City University of New York, where her interests centered on sculpture, drawing and art history. In the 1970’s, Emily taught at Walden Center and School in Berkeley, CA for 12 years. At Walden, she was in charge of running the visual art program. In 1984, Emily earned an MFA at the California College of the Arts (then CCAC) in sculpture. This three-year program significantly affected her development and her life-long career as an artist. Emily taught sculpture as a visiting artist at University of California Berkeley. She taught sculpture and drawing at the College of Marin for 20 years until she retired in 2012. Since 1992, Emily has maintained her own art practice in her Berkeley studio where she has been making oil painted collages. She considers these low relief collages a marvelous combination of her interest in two and three dimensional work. Emily’s work has been shown in several galleries and is in private collections throughout the United States. She has an upcoming two person show in March 2019 at The College of Marin Gallery.