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Emily Hermant

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Birth year


sculpture, conceptual, abstract, installation, mixed-media, craft, fibers


Emily Hermant received her BFA from Concordia University in 2004 and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010.  She has exhibited widely in museums, galleries and festivals in Canada, the United States, South America, and Europe, most recently at Artspace Contemporary Art Projects in Peterborough, ON (2012), Durand Art Institute at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL (2012), Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA (2012), Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, DE (2012), Artcite Inc. in Windsor, ON (2012), Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA (2011), Articule in Montréal, QC (2010), Hyde Park Art Center and DOVA Temporary at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL (both 2010), Triennale di Milano Museum in Milan, Italy (2009) and at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York (2007-8).  Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Espace Sculpture, The Washington Post, Time Out Chicago, the Village Voice and American Craft Magazine.  In 2011-12, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Craft & Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University; this year (2012-13), she is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Studio Arts at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Emily Hermant CV

Canadian, b. 1980


2010 M.F.A. Studio Art/Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL.

2004 B.F.A. With Distinction, Studio Art & Religion, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Awards and Residencies

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

           Certificate of Recognition for Student Leadership, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2009-10 Graduate Research Grant, Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC).

2008-10 Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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, Artist Residency, Studio XX, Montréal, QC, Canada.

2004  Ada Lovelace Award in Fibres, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

           Special Projects Grant, Art Matters Festival, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Spatial Drawings, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. (Forthcoming.)

2012 Hesitations, Artspace Contemporary Art Projects, Peterborough, Ontario. 

           Lies, lies, lies...& Spatial Drawings, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.

          Spatial Drawings, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. Curated by Maiza Hixson.

          Spatial DrawingsSpring SOLOS Arlington, Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia.

          New Work, Artcite Inc. Artist-run Center for the Contemporary Arts, Windsor, Ontario.

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

2004 Lies, Lies, Lies... VAV Gallery, Montréal, QC, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Art Souterrain Festival, Nuit Blanche, Montréal, QC, Canada. (Forthcoming.)

2012 21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Juried by Shannon Stratton.

2011 Four Play, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

2010 Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, and Collaboration. DOVA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

          Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

          Art Loop Open, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL.

          Transformations and Reflections, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. *Catalog.

2009 Dritto -Rovescio, Triennale di Milano Museum, Milan, Italy. Curated by Andrea Branzi. *Catalog.

          Confections, Biennale Internationale du Lin, Portneuf, Québec. Curated by Pascale Beaudet.

          New Work, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2008 Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, New York. Curated by David Revere McFadden.*Catalog

2007 BIG little FIBRE fibre, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.   


           All About Lies, Port Izmir Contemporary Art Festival, Izmir, Turkey. Curated by Selda Asal.

2006 Fibreworks '06, Biennale of Canadian Contemporary Fibre Art, Cambridge Galleries, Ontario, Canada.

            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. *Catalog.

            All About Lies, Apartment Project, Istanbul, Turkey. Curated by Selda Asal.

2005 VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain.

            Fonlad, On - Line Festival of Digital Arts, Coimbra, Portugal;Tesaurus Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

            {{prog:ME}}, Festival of Electronic Media, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. *Catalog.

            HTMlles 07e, International Biennale of Cyberart, Monument Nationale, Montréal, QC, Canada. Curated by Karen       Wong. *Catalog.

            Art’s Birthday, Studio XX, Montréal, in conjunction with Reverie: Noise City, produced by theWestern Front    Society and aaeol, Vancouver, Canada.

            The Lies Project, Year Zero One, On-line Feature. Curated by Michelle Kasprszak.

Recent Exhibits

Emily Hermant participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2016 Emily Hermant: Searching the Starry Sky
4th Ward Project Space
Oct, 2015 Hermant/Butler
The Franklin
Nov, 2013 ArtSlant Prize Presents: Hesitations, by Emily Hermant
Pop-Up Art Loop
Feb, 2013 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Solos
Evanston Art Center
Aug, 2012 21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial
Evanston Art Center
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