A Place for Everything is an emotional metamorphosis portraying an internal shift from isolation to a developing sense of community. This body of work illustrates an outpouring of memories imagined pulled from feelings of social anxiety and negative self image. The figures depicted are making a place for everything, and for themselves. Their surroundings reflect them, allowing room for flaws, struggles, triumphs, and ultimately, being known. By creating scenarios for these figures to interact and reflect, they are given permission to see themselves in each other.

Emily Royer in her Philadelphia Studio.

Emily Royer is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA from the University of the Arts and continued studies with Turps Banana, UK and NYC Crit Club. Her paintings explore notions of self-identity and the complex nature of intimate relationships. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Canada. Including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and  galleries including Maake Projects, Rad Hourani, Pageant:Soloveev, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and others.

Emily Royer

Mission in Arts
1720 N 5th Street, G3
Philadephia, PA 19122

Hours: Thursday–Saturday 4–7 or by appointment.
Schedule: April 29th, 2023 – June 10th
Opening Reception:
Aprile 29th, 6pm-9pm


Works On Display