Emily Stergar attended Herron School of Art and Design and received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Sculpture in 2004. She then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Sculpture from Arizona State University in 2012. She exhibited DRAIN in Tempe, Arizona for which she was awarded the prestigious ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. She exhibited the work at the Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey and Bellevue Museum of Art in Seattle in 2013.
She has been an artist in residence at art-st-urban in Switzerland, where she is represented, and most recently at Azule-a Place of Arts & Community in Hot Springs, North Carolina. She has been included in several group exhibitions in Chicago, Corpus Christi, Dayton, and Madison, and will be exhibiting multiple pieces in Flesh & Form at UC Blue Ash Art Gallery in Cincinnati this Fall. Her work was recently on view in a solo exhibition titled Stack: a layering of elements at Gallery 924, sponsored by the Indianapolis Arts Council.
Stergar recently participated in a grant from Reconnecting Our Waterways and the Kresge Foundation resulting in two public works installed in the Near East Side Neighborhoods of Indianapolis. Stergar currently lives and works in Lafayette, Louisiana where she is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.