Emily Clayton lives and works in New York. Her work spans drawing, painting, photography, and documentary video. She uses the formal immediacy of painting and the intimacy of autobiography to consider class structures, power dynamics, and formations of subjectivity. Her recent exhibitions include: a solo presentation at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY and Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN (2023); Love, New York, NY (2020); Ciccio, New York, NY (2019); Fiebach, Minninger, Cologne, Germany (2020); Kate Werble, New York, NY (2015); and Susan Inglett, New York, NY (2015). In 2018 she published a drawing book, How to Write an Erotic Novel, with A6 Books in London.