Toronto, ON, Canada b. 1980

 

Education

 

2010 M.F.A. Studio Art (Fiber & Material Studies), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL.

2004 B.F.A. With Distinction, Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 

Academic Positions

 

2020 — Associate Professor, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, Audain Faculty of Art, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2016-20 — Assistant Professor, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, Audain Faculty of Art, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2015-16 — Assistant Professor, Sculpture, Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

2012-14 — Visiting Assistant Professor, Studio Arts, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

2011-12 — Visiting Assistant Professor, Fiber, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

 

Awards, Grants, Residencies

 

2021 —  BC Arts Council, Visual Arts Project Grant.

2019 — Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC.

2019 — BC Arts Council, Visual Arts Project Grant.

2018 — Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Open Studio Residency, Deer Isle, ME.

2015 — NKD (Nordic Artists’ Center Dale), Artist Residency, Dale, Norway.

2015 — Ragdale, Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL.

2014 — Ox-Bow, Artist Residency and Award, Saugatuck, MI.

2014 — ACRE, Artist Residency, Steuben, WI.

2013-14 — Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant.

2013 — ArtSlant Prize, 1st Juried Winner, Showcase Series.

Conseil des Arts & Lettres du Québec, Visual Arts Travel Grant.

2012 — Juror’s Award, 21st Evanston & Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, IL.

2010 Vermont Studio Center, Artist Residency and Grant, Johnson, VT.

2009-10 — Graduate Research Grant, Fonds Québécois de Recherche Sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC).

2008-10 — Trustee Merit Scholarship (Full Fellowship), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2009 — Conseil des Arts & Lettres du Québec, Visual Arts Travel Grant.

2007 — Conseil des Arts & Lettres du Québec, Visual Arts Travel Grant.

2004— 5 Art Network and Virtual Cities, Digital Arts Residency, Studio XX, Montréal, QC.

 

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

 

2019 — till your voice catches the thread, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC.

2018 — Emily Hermant and Devon Knowles, The Bakery, Vancouver, BC.

2017 —  Hesitations (Altea/Vancouver), Plan Z, Miguel Hernandez University, Altea, Spain. *Catalogue.

2016 — Searching the Starry Sky, 4th Ward Project Space, Chicago, IL.

2015 — Hermant/Butler, The Franklin, Chicago, IL.

2015 — Will Bear Witness, Terrain Exhibitions, 2nd Terrain Biennial, Chicago, IL. Curated by Sabina Ott.

2015 — Spatial Drawings, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB.

2014 — Spatial Drawings, CIRCA Art Actuel, Montréal, QC.

2013 — Hesitations, ArtSlant Exhibition Series, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago, IL. Curated by ArtSlant.

2013 — Spatial Drawings, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Curated by Shannon Stratton.

2012 — Hesitations, Artspace Contemporary Art Projects, Peterborough, ON.

2012 —  Lies, lies, lies…& Spatial Drawings, Durand Art Institute at Lake Forest College, 2012 —  Lake Forest, IL. Spatial Drawings, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, DE. Curated by Maiza Hixson. Spring SOLOS, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA.
2012 —  Spatial Drawings, Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON.

2010 —   Hesitations, Articule Artist-run Centre for Contemporary Art, Montréal, QC.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2019 —  Slow Technology, Campbell River Art Gallery, BC. Curated by Jenelle Pasiechnik.
2018 —  The Dangerous Professors, Flatland Gallery, Houston, TX. Curated by Ruslana Lichtzier.

2018 —  Material Turn, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, QC. Curated by Kelly Thompson and Whitefeather Hunter. * Catalogue.
2017 —  Articulating Time and Space, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Curated

by Paola Cabal.

2017 —  Intricacies, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, IL. Curated by Beth Shadur. 2016 Beneath Metropolis, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX.

2017 —  Familiarités, Fondation Molinari, Montréal, QC. Curated by Madeleine Forcier.
2015 —   Skimption, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL. Curated by Robin Dluzen. *Catalogue. Zoom Out: Reflecting on the Digital Environment, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL. Curated by Cecilia L. Vargas.
2014 —   Sculptor’s Drawings / Dessins de sculpteurs, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal, QC.
2013 —   Art Souterrain Festival, Nuit Blanche, Montréal, QC.
2012 —   21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Juried by Shannon Stratton.

2011 —   Four Play, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
2010 —   Communicating Forms, DOVA Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
2010 —   Transformations + Reflections, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. *Catalogue. Art Loop Open, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL.

2009 —    Dritto-Rovescio, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy. Curated by Nicoletta Morozzi. *Catalogue. Confections, Biennale Internationale du Lin, Portneuf, QC. Curated by Pascale Beaudet.
2009 —    New Work, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2007/08 —  Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, New York. Curated by David Revere McFadden. *Catalogue.

2007 —  BIG little FIBRE fibre, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.
All About Lies, Port Izmir Contemporary Art Festival, Izmir, Turkey. Curated by Selda Asal.

2006 — Fibreworks ’06, Biennale of Contemporary Fibre Art, Cambridge Galleries, ON.
HTMlles 07e Peripheries + Proximites: Eastern Bearing Tour, Red House Center for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria; Kontekst Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey. Curated by Kyd Campbell. *Catalogue.
All About Lies, Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey. Curated by Selda Asal.

2005 —  VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain.
2005 — Fonlad On-Line Festival of Digital Arts, Coimbra, Portugal; Tesaurus Gallery, Madrid, Spain. {{prog:ME}} Festival, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. *Catalogue.
2005 — 07e HTMlles International Biennale of Cyberart, Montréal, QC. Curated by Karen Wong. *Catalogue. Art’s Birthday, Studio XX, Montréal, QC.

 

Selected Press

 

2019 —  “August Art Picks.” Sixty Inches From the Center. 31 July, 2019.
Koch, David Gordon. “New exhibition at Campbell River Art Gallery highlights women’s invisible labour.” Campbell River Mirror. 8 March, 2019.

2018 —  Medina, Jeanne. “Textile Society of America’s 16th Symposium.” Surface Design Journal (Winter).

2018 —   Lalonde, Chloe. “Viewing and Experiencing The Material Turn.” The Concordian. 27 March. Shamon, Jesse. “5 amazing artists who are using technology in their work.” The Tempest: Tech, Now + Beyond. 1 October, 2018.

2017 —   Lopez, L.G. “La Artista Emily Hermant desembarca en Altea.” Informacion Altea, 6 November, 2017. 2016 Charron, Marie-Ève. “Ayot en bonne comagnie.” Le Devoir (Arts Visuels). 22 October.

“Top V Weekend Picks.” Bad at Sports. 15 September.
2015 —  Foumberg, Jason. “The Best Things to do in Chicago This Month.” Chicago Magazine, 29 December.

2015 —  Sierzputowski, Kate. “The radically different work of five local artists are united at the Ukrainian

2015 —  Institute of Modern Art.” The Chicago Reader, 9 December.
2013 —  Pearson, Laura. “3 Artists, 3 Solo Shows at Evanston Art Center.” TimeOut Chicago, 14 March.

2013 —  Cox, Edwards. “From laser photographs to drywall instruments, sculptors begin exhibit at Evanston Art Center,” The Daily Northwestern, 24 February.
2012 —  Newhall, Edith. “Shows are a good reason for a trip to Delaware.” Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 July.

2012 —  George, James. “Emily Hermant at the Arlington Arts Center.” Arlington Art Examiner, 13 May. O’Sullivan, Michael. “Overlookable works shouldn’t be missed.” The Washington Post, 4 May. Barbeau, Andréanne. Producer. “Le bois est a l’honneur a la galerie Artcite.” Interview (in French) on “Matins Sans Frontieres” (French) Radio Canada, 14 March.

2011 —  Van Toorn, Tai. “High Strung: Emily Hermant’s Hesitations.” Espace Sculpture, No. 95 (Spring). Foster, Samantha. “Campus gallery showcases craft and material faculty work.” The Commonwealth Times, 7 November, 2011.

2010 —  Viera, Lauren. “Making way for what’s coming next.” Chicago Tribune, 24 September.
2010 —  Chen, Daniel. “Emily Hermant’s Exhibition Hésitations.” The Concordian, 21 September.
2010 —  Fadden, Robyn. “Ums and Ahs: Emily Hermant’s Hesitations.” The Hour, 16 September.
2010 —  Fadden, Robyn. “Seasonal split-shift.” The Hour Fall Cultural Preview, 2 September.
2010 —  Weinberg, Lauren. “Chicago’s Next Art Stars.” TimeOut Chicago, No. 287, 26 August.
2010 —  Weinberg, Lauren. “SAIC Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Sullivan Galleries,” TimeOut Chicago Blog, 14 May.

2009 —  Fisette, Serge & Beaudet, Pascale. “Entrevue/Interview,” Espace Sculpture, No. 89, Fall 2009. Berlusconi, Barbara. “Nel Futuro Anche Arte.” Il Giornale.it, no. 92, 17 April, 2009.

2009 — Veneziani, Maria Teresa. “Una mostra alla Triennale.” Corriere della Sera.it, 23 February.

2009 — Larcan, Laura. “L’arte di Sferruzzare Alla Triennale la Tradizione Incontra la Creativita.” La Repubblica.it, 20 February, 2009.

2009 — “Fili Intrecciati tra Arte, Design e Creativita di Massa.” Spaziodi Magazine, Vol. 2, February 2009. 2008

2008 — Jordan, Courtney. “Not Your Grandma’s Needlework.” Smithsonian.com, 9 April, 2008.

2008 — Dinoto, Andrea. “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery.” American Craft Magazine, February 2008.

2008 — Sood, Sheena. “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery.” Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art (February). 2007

2007 — Elder, Gaye. “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery.” Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine, Winter 2007.

2007 — Camhi, Leslie. “Let’s Get Stitched.” The Village Voice, 20 November.
2007 — Roalf, Peggy. “Not Your Grandma’s Embroidery.” DART Design Arts Daily, 13 November. Forsey, Richelle. “Big fiber, little fiber.” BlogTO, 12 October.
2007 — Sardone, Andrew. “Textile Tip,” NOW Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 6, 11-17 October.

 

 

Selected Essays, Articles, and Interviews

 

2019 — “BAF Insight: Emily Hermant,” Video interview, Burrard Arts Foundation, 2019.

https://vimeo.com/346447472

2019 — Marsland, Hannah. “Insider Series: Emily Hermant,” Burrard Arts Foundation, 2019.

2019 — Smith, T’ai. “The Original Glitch,” exhibition essay for “till your voice catches the thread,” Vancouver: Burrard Arts Foundation, 2019.

2018 — Leigh, Violetta. “Emily Hermant,” exhibition essay for “Emily Hermant and Devon Knowles,” Vancouver: The Bakery, 2018.

2017 — “Emily Hermant: Hesitations (Altea/Vancouver), Plan Z” Video interview, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Altea, Spain, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz27qxXRZ9Y

2015 — Veness, Lianne. “Emily Hermant: Spatial Drawings,” In “Critical Distance Volume 20:4,” Winnipeg: Ace Art, 2015.

2014 — “Artist of the Week: Emily Hermant,” Interview with LVL3 Media, Chicago, IL. 22 September, 2014.

2014 — moore, jake. “Emily Hermant: Spatial Drawings,” Montréal: Galerie CIRCA Art Actuel, 2014.

2013 — Rudman, Dawne. “Artist Interviews: Emily Hermant,” in World of Threads Festival Feature, 8 September, 2013.

2012 — Thompson, Courtney R. “Emily Hermant: Interview,” in ArtSlant Rackroom Series, 11 January, 2013. Vosseler, Richard. “Emily Hermant: One on One Interview.” Arlington Arts Center, 19 May, 2012.

2012 — Barbeau, Andréanne. “Le bois est a l’honneur a la galerie Artcite,” Interview (in French) on “Matins Sans Frontieres,” Radio Canada, 14 March, 2012.

2010 — Olanick, Natalie. “Emily Hermant: Hesitations,” Montréal: Articule Artist-run Center Writing Series, 2010.

2010 — Fadden, Robyn. “Emily Hermant: Hesitations,” Interview on “Free Radicals: Science, culture and connection,” Montréal: CKUT 90.3 fm, 20 September, 2010.

2005 — Walker, Valerie. & Cotic, Anita. Producers. “Emily Hermant.” Interview on XX Files, Montréal: CKUT 90.3 FM Radio, 12 January & 16 February, 2005.

 

Selected Exhibition Catalogues and Pamphlets

 

2019 — “till your voice catches the thread,” solo exhibition pamphlet with essay “The Original Glitch” by T’ai Smith, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC, 2019.

2018 — “Emily Hermant,” in the exhibition catalog “The Material Turn,” Montréal: FOFA Gallery Concordia University, 2018.

2017 — “Emily Hermant” in the exhibition catalog “Plan Z,” Altea: Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain, 2017.

2015 — “Emily Hermant,” in the exhibition catalog “Skimption,” Chicago: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2015.

2010 — “Emily Hermant,” in the exhibition catalog “SAIC 2010: Graduate Thesis Exhibition,” Chicago: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010.

2009 — “Emily Hermant,” in the exhibition catalog “Dritto-Rovescio,” Milan: Triennale di Milano, 2009.

2007 — “Emily Hermant,” in the exhibition catalog “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery,” New York: Museum of Arts & Design, 2007.

2005 — “Emily Hermant,” in the touring exhibition pamphlet “HTMlles 07e: Eastern Bearing Tour,” Montréal: Studio XX, 2005.

 

Lectures, Presentations, Panels

 

2019 —  Artist talk and tour, Burrard Arts Foundation, as part of solo exhibition till your voice catches the thread, Vancouver, BC.

2019 —  Panelist, as part of Slow Technology exhibition, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC. Moderated by Curator Jenelle Pasiechnik.
2019 —  Artist lecture, Materializing Time and Space, as part of the series Artists and Designers in Real Time, San Diego State University School of Art + Design, San Diego, California.
2019 —  Guest critic, Department of Art and Visual Culture, College of Design, Ames, Iowa.
2019 —  Artist lecture, Materializing Time and Space, Iowa State University, Department of Art and Visual Culture, College of Design, Ames, Iowa.

2018 —   Curator’s talk and tour of Woven Work From Near Here exhibition, with T’ai Smith, at the grunt gallery, Vancouver, BC.

2017 —   Workshop, Social Fabrics, Miguel Hernandez University of Eche, Faculty of Fine Arts, Altea, Spain. Artist lecture, Materializing Time and Space, Miguel Hernandez University of Eche, Faculty of Fine Arts, Altea, Spain.

2016 —   Artist lecture, Visual Art 611 Talks, Simon Fraser University, School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver, BC.

2015 —   Artist lecture for Dimensional Drawing, Painting and Drawing Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2012 —   Artist lecture, Conversations in Contemporary Art Series, Concordia University, Montréal, QC. Artist lecture, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE.
2012 —  Artist lecture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.
2012 —  Artist lecture, Craft & Material Studies Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

2011 —   Artist lecture, SEFEA Conference, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
2011 —   Artist lecture, Visual Arts Program, Main South High School, Park Ridge, IL.
Guest Critic, CampCraft, Illinois Institute of Technology – College of Architecture, Chicago, IL.

2010 —  Artist lecture, Fibres Department Lunchtime Series, Concordia University, Montréal, QC. Artist lecture, Articule Artist-run Center for Contemporary Art, Montréal, QC.

2011 —  Artist lecture, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.
Panelist, Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY.

2005 —   Artist lecture and web-site launch, The Lies Project, Studio XX, Montréal, QC.