Emilia Durka was born in 1992 in Warsaw. She currently divides her time between New York and Warsaw.
Polish painter and landscape architect is best known for her oil paintings and pastel drawings, which are a reflection on human existence in a state of solastalgia, a painterly record of the landscapes she encounters, the transience of impressions. She finds inspiration in the work of Post-Impressionists, Expressionists and in the Primitive Art. Her oeuvre is marked by the many years she spent in the bright sunlight of Spain and the sunlit Mediterranean Sea.
She holds a BS in Landscape Architecture from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, MS in Historical Gardens and Ecosystem Services from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and PgD in Urban Design from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. She also studied Sostenible Fashion Design at the Escola d'Art and Superior de Disseny de València.
Currently, the painter is working on a collection of paintings entitled "Eden in Times of Crisis," which is part of a broader initiative related to her research on the preservation of historical gardens in times of climate change and current wars.
Emilia’s paintings and drawings appear in numerous private collections in Europe and the USA.