Emadi emigrated with his family from Iran in 1979
at the age of fourteen. While attending Claremont
High School he became interested in art courses and
took Ceramics for four years. Following high school,
he studied sculpting with Betty Davenport Ford.
career took him away from art for many years. He received
training and worked as a Certified Chemical Dependency
Counselor and found his second passion in the helping
field. He pursued his education by completing a bachelor's
degree in social work at Cal Poly Pomona and a master's
degree in the same field from Cal State Long Beach.
becoming secure in his career as a psychotherapist
and beginning his current job for the Los Angeles
County Department of Mental Health, as well as joining
the adjunct faculty at Mount San Antonio College,
he decided to revisit the artistic interests of his
the last few years, Max has participated in a number
of group shows & been featured in four solo exhibitions
in the Los Angeles area.