Emi Winter was born and grew up in Oaxaca, Mexico. She obtained a BA in visual arts from Oberlin College and a MFA in painting from Bard College. She is primarily a painter but also collaborates with printers and weavers in Mexico and the United States to produce etchings, lithographs, rugs and tapestries. She was an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in 2001 and Ateliers Hoeherweg in Dusseldorf in 2006. In 2011 she was awarded the acquisition prize for the XV edition of the Rufino Tamayo painting biennial in Mexico. Most recently, her work has been shown at Parker Gallery, Los Angeles; LACMA; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen; Ulterior Gallery, New York; Maine College of Art, Portland; The Suburban, Milwaukee and Minus Space, Brooklyn. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico; Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio and the Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She currently lives in New Jersey and teaches bilingual art classes to Latino immigrants for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.