About Emily Lupita

Emily Lupita

Artist & Writer

Emily Lupita is an American Latina artist & writer. She grew up in rural Monroe County, Iowa, and currently lives in her husband’s hometown of Ankara, Turkiye. Her most recent book, I Believe in Seeds: Affirmations for Rewilding, received an Artist Community Gathering Grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. She is the winner of the Faulkner Society Gold Medal in Poetry and publishes books of her artwork + stories for children. She earned a BA from Central College + MFA from Iowa State University.

Emily Lupita was previously an international education professional. She served as a program coordinator and cultural consultant leading students on study abroad programs around the world. She’s also taught English as a Second Language, Beginning Spanish, World Literature, and other courses in multiple countries including Spain, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.

Emily Lupita launched this art studio in 2013 and currently runs an Artwork Shop with Threadless. She is also a Mama + caregiver for her two sons diagnosed with nonverbal Autism + exceptional needs.

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