Emma Daisy Gertel is a maker, painter, and occasional muralist based in Milwaukee, WI. Her work draws from her experience and education in fashion design, community arts, and cultural development. She worked for over a decade as a creative and co-executive director of a youth arts nonprofit in Milwaukee. Her work has received several accolades and awards.
As an adoptee, Daisy uses art to explore her Korean roots and narrate her experience growing up in a culturally homogenized community. Identity exploration and the celebration of feminine strength are characteristic of her work, often rendered with playful charm in an attempt to bring joy and connection to others.