Emael is a San Francisco-based curator, performer and writer. Originally from the greater Los Angeles area, he moved to the Bay Area in 1989 to complete a Bachelor of Science degree at the Haas School of Business in Marketing. Since completing his MFA degree at the San Francisco Art Institute, he has dedicated himself to promoting and nurturing marginalized artists worldwide.
Locally, he has shown work at Bay Area arts organizations such as Artists' Television Access, Galería de la Raza, Southern Exposure, The Lab, luggage store gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, MACLA, SomArts, Queen's Nails Annex, Triton Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum of California. His last curatorial project was 'Celebrate! San Francisco,' a gallery exhibition and full month program presented at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.