Em Wafer is a full-time New Zealand artist and muralist known for her surreal microcosmic worlds. She exhibits locally and internationally, and has collectors worldwide.

 Unique enough to strike a chord with our own stories yet universal enough to leave space for individual reflections, the visual metaphors in Em's work address the wordless subconscious. A glimpse of those unseen places deeply felt but not always consciously understood or articulated connects us all, and within each journey a multitude of perspectives exist.

Her inspiration is internal and external: conversation, surrealism, spirituality, gallery visits, paradox, gut feelings, long drives, humour. She is also frequently inspired by moments with her son, who is on the autism spectrum and brings beautifully unique perspective shifts through a neurodivergent lens. The canvas, external circumstance, and the less tangible inner world all inform each other, the discoveries within the process itself sometimes shifting the concept entirely.