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Emilio was born in San Pedro de Macorís, República Dominicana. He earned degrees in Fine Arts and Illustration from 2004-2007 at Altos de Chavon, affiliated with Parsons the New School for Design. Afterward he traveled to Puerto Rico to acquire more knowledge and skills from a position as workshop assistant and later workshop sub-manager at GGG furniture, designing, building and installing custom made furniture. In 2008 he began a BFA in Painting at Escuela de Artes Plásticas of San Juan, in San Juan Puerto Rico being acknowledged in 2011 with the Carlos Collazo Scholarship. At that moment he performed as part of the local film industry as art department and costume department assistant, art teacher, as well as a adjunct professor at Turabo International School of Design and Architecture on Gurabo, PR. Emilio was also a project developer, receiving his BFA May of the same year and actively participating on Puerto Rico art scene. He moved to the United States in 2012, obtaining a Painting MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2013 he went back to the Dominican Republic to participate in the 27 Santo Domingo Visual Arts Biennial while participating in SECAC Members Show in Greensboro, NC and Mixed Mediacy in Savannah, GA . He lives and work in St. Louis, MO