Emi Miyako was born in 1981 in Fukuoka prefecture. In 2007, she graduated from the department of Nihonga, faculty of fine arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. In the next year, she was accepted into the 93rd In-ten Exhibition. In 2009, she entered her work in “Yuuga no Kai”, an exhibition of young Nihonga artists, held at SEIBU Department Store in Ikebukuro.
In 2012, she received her PhD in Nihonga conservation from the graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts. In the same year, she entered “Summer Art Festival 2012 – Leading Next Generation of Young Artists Exhibition.” In 2013, she presented her work as a special guest for “The 16th AIDS Charity Exhibition”. In 2014, she entered her work in the 2nd Ohka-sho, Annual Sakura Exhibition held at Sato Sakura Art Museum in Tokyo. In 2006, she won the grand prize for the work she entered in “Seed – Nihonga Award” sponsored by Yamatane Museum. Currently, she is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts and Taisho University, and is an Inyuu rank member of Japan Art Institute (Nihon Bijutsuin).