Chloe Feldman Emison was almost entirely self-taught until she went to college, by which time she had already had two solo shows and participated in seven group shows. At Williams College she majored in art while also studying literature and philosophy. She spent a year at Exeter College, Oxford University, and was able to study anatomy and drawing at the Ruskin School, where she had another solo show. After graduating she studied animation at Forkbeard Fantasy in Devon, was a visiting artist at Wasps Studios in Glasgow, and completed residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center in Woodside, N.Y., at The Old School Art House in Iceland, and at the Vermont Studio Center. She was named the Mixed Media Artist of the Year for 2009 at the Cambridge Art Association, won a Spotlight on the Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist in 2010, and a Board of Trustees Award from the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT. in 2014.