Emily Hermant


Emily Hermant is an interdisciplinary artist whose sculptures, material drawings, and installations explore themes of communication, gendered labor, technology, and craft. She received her BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montréal, QC, Canada, and her MFA as a Trustee Merit Scholar in Fiber & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and festivals in Canada, the United States, South America, and Europe, and has been featured in LVL3 Media, ArtSlant, Espace Sculpture, The Washington Post, and TimeOut Chicago, among others. Hermant has been awarded grants from the BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, and artist residencies at the Burrard Arts Foundation, Haystack, ACRE, Ox-Bow School of Art, The Ragdale Foundation, NKD Nordic Artists’ Centre, and the Vermont Studio Center. Hermant is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she is Associate Professor of Sculpture + Expanded Practices in the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 

Represented by Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada


info AT monteclarkgallery.com

emilyhermant AT gmail.com


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 & Religion, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

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: Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.
2015: NKD (Nordic Artists’ Center Dale), Artist Residency, Norway.
2015: The Ragdale Foundation, Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL.
2014: Ox-Bow, Artist Residency and Award, Saugatuck, MI.
2014: ACRE, Artist Residency, Steuben, WI.
2014: Stinger Editions, Fine Art Press, Concordia University, Montréal, QC.
2013-14: Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Project Grant.
2013: ArtSlant Prize, 1st Juried Winner, Showcase series.
2013: 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 Artist Grant, Johnson, Vermont.
2010: 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 (Full Fellowship), 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 Networks and Virtual Cities, Artist Residency, Studio XX, Montréal, QC, Canada.
2004: The Ada Lovelace Award, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.
2004: Special Projects Grant, Art Matters Festival, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions 

2021: in slow relief, the bright threads of a dream, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2019: till your voice catches the thread, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, BC.
2018: Emily Hermant and Devon Knowles, The Bakery, Vancouver, BC.
2016: Searching the Starry Sky, 4th Ward Project Space, Chicago, IL.
2015: Hermant/Butler, The Franklin, Chicago, IL.
2015: Spatial Drawings, Ace Art, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
2014: Spatial Drawings, CIRCA Art Actuel, Montréal, QC, Canada.
2013: Hesitations, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago, IL. Curated by ArtSlant.
2013: Spatial Drawings, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Juried by Shannon Stratton.
2012: Hesitations, Artspace Contemporary Art Projects, Peterborough, Ontario.
2012: Lies, lies, lies…/Spatial Drawings, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.
2012: Spatial Drawings, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. Curated by Maiza Hixson.
2012: Spring SOLOS, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia.
2012: New Work: Spatial Drawings, Artcite Inc. Center for the Contemporary Arts, Windsor, Ontario.
2010: Hesitations, Articule Artist-run Centre for Contemporary Art, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021: Summer group show, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2019: Slow Technology, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, 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. *Catalog.
2017: Articulating Time and Space, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Curated by Paola Cabal.
2016: Sub-Urban, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX.
2016: Familiarités, Fondation Molinari, Montréal, QC. Curated by Madeleine Forcier.
2016: Sabina Ott: Who Cares For The Sky?, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
2015-16: Skimption, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL. Curated by Robin Dluzen. *Catalog.
2015: 2nd Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL. Curated by Sabina Ott.
2015: Zoom Out: Reflecting on the Digital Environment, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL. Curated by Cecilia L. Vargas.
2015: Assaf Evron and Emily Hermant, Spring Open Studio, The Propeller Fund, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL.
2014: Sculptors' Drawings / Dessins de sculpteurs, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal, QC.
2014: 1st Floor Exhibition, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL. Curated by Ciara Ruffino.
2013: Art Souterrain Contemporary Art Festival, Montréal, QC, Canada.
2012: 21st Evanston & 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 Gallery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2010: Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.
2010: Art Loop Open, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL.
2010: Transformations and Reflections, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. *Catalog.
2009: Dritto-Rovescio, Triennale di Milano Museum, Milan, Italy. Curated by Nicoletta and Andrea Branzi. *Catalog.
2009: Confections, Biennale Internationale du Lin, Portneuf, Québec. Curated by Pascale Beaudet.
2009: New Work, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2007-8: Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, New York. Curated by David Revere McFadden. *Catalog.
2007: BIG little FIBRE fibre, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Chris Mitchell and Helena Frei.
2007: 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.
2006: 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.
2006: 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.
2005: {{prog:ME}} Festival of Electronic Media, Centro Cultural Telemar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. *Catalog.
2005: 07e HTMlles International Biennale of Cyberart, Monument Nationale, Montréal, QC, Canada. Curated by Karen Wong. *Catalog.
2005: Art’s Birthday, Studio XX, Montréal, in conjunction with Reverie: Noise City, produced by the Western Front Society and aaeol, Vancouver, Canada.
2005: The Lies Project, Year Zero One, On-line Feature. Curated by Michelle Kasprszak.

Articles and Reviews 

2016: Charron, Marie-Ève. "Ayot en bonne comagnie." Le Devoir (Arts visuels). 22 October.
2016: "Top V Weekend Picks." Bad at Sports. 15 September.
2015: Foumberg, Jason. “The Best Things to do in Chicago This Month (January 2016).” Chicago Magazine. 29 December.
2015: Sierzputowski, Kate. “The radically different work of five local artists are united at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.” The Chicago Reader, 9 December.
2015: Waxman, Lori. “Terrain Biennial makes Oak Park an art nexus.” Chicago Tribune, 26 August.
2014: LVL3 Gallery “Artist of the Week: Emily Hermant.” Chicago, IL. 22 September.
2014: Rudman, Dawne. “Artist Interviews: Emily Hermant.” World of Threads Festival. 2 September.
2013: Pearson, Laura. "3 Artists - 3 Solo Shows at the Evanston Art Center." TimeOut Chicago review, 14 March.
2013: Thompson, Courtney R. “Emily Hermant: Rackroom Interview.” ArtSlant, 13 January.
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 short trip to Delaware.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 July.
2012: Vosseler, Richard. “Emily Hermant: One on One Interview.” Arlington Arts Center, 19 May.
2012: George, James. “Emily Hermant: Sculpture at Arlington Arts Center.” Arlington Art Examiner, 13 May.
2012: O’Sullivan, Michael. “Spring Solos: Overlookable works shouldn't be missed.” Washington Post, 4 May.
2012: Barbeau, Andréanne. Producer. “Le bois est a l’honneur a la galerie Artcite.” Interview (in French) on “Matins Sans Frontieres” Radio Canada, 14 March.
2011: Foster, Samantha. “Campus gallery showcases craft and material faculty work.” The Commonwealth Times, 7 November.
2010: Van Toorn, Tai. “High Strung: Emily Hermant’s Hesitations.” Espace Sculpture, n° 95, Spring 2011.
2010: Olanick, Natalie. “Emily Hermant, Hesitations.” Articule Writing Series, October 2010.
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. Interview on “Free Radicals: Science, culture and connection.” CKUT 90.3 fm, 20 September.
2010: Fadden, Robyn. “Ums and Ahs: Emily Hermant’s Hesitations.” The Hour, 16 September.
2010: Weinberg, Lauren. “Chicago’s Next Art Stars.” TimeOut Chicago Fall Preview, no. 287, 26 August – 1 September.
2010: Fadden, Robyn. “Seasonal split-shift.” The Hour Fall Cultural Preview, 2 September.
2010: Weinberg, Lauren. “SAIC Graduate Thesis Exhibition at Sullivan Galleries,” TimeOut Chicago Blog, 14 May.
2009: Fisette, Serge & Beaudet, Pascale. “Entrevue/Interview,” Espace Sculpture, no. 89, Fall 2009.
2009: Berlusconi, Barbara. “Nel Futuro Anche Arte.” Il Giornale.it, no. 92, 17 April.
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: “Fili Intrecciati tra Arte, Design e Creativita di Massa.” Spaziodi Magazine, Vol. 2 (February).
2008: Jordan, Courtney. “Not Your Grandma’s Needlework.” Smithsonian.com, 9 April.
2008: Dinoto, Andrea. “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery.” American Craft Magazine (February/March).
2008: Sood, Sheena. “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery.” Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art (February).
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.
2007: Forsey, Richelle. "Big fiber, little fiber." BlogTO, 12 October.
2007: Sardone, Andrew. "Textile Tip," NOW Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 6, 11-17 October.
2005: Walker, Valerie. & Cotic, Anita. Producers. “Emily Hermant.” XX Files, CKUT 90.3 FM Radio, 12 January & 16 February.


Thompson, Kelly and Hunter, Whitefeather. “Emily Hermant,” In “Material Turn,” Montréal: FOFA Gallery Concordia University, 2018.
Veness, Lianne. “Emily Hermant: Spatial Drawings,” In “Critical Distance Volume 20:4,” Winnipeg: Ace Art Artist-run Center, 2015.
Dluzen, Robyn. “Emily Hermant,” In “Skimption,” Chicago: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2015.
Wainwright, Lisa. “Emily Hermant,” In “SAIC 2010: Graduate Thesis Exhibition,” Chicago: School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
Branzi, Nicoletta. “Emily Hermant,” In “Dritto-Rovescio,” Milan: Triennale di Milano, 2009.
McFadden, David Revere. “Emily Hermant,” In “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery,” New York: Museum of Arts & Design, 2007.
Campbell, Kyd. “Emily Hermant,” In “HTMlles 07e: Eastern Bearing Tour,” Montréal: Studio XX, 2005.
Wong, Karen. “Emily Hermant,” In “HTMlles 07e: Péripheries + Proximités,” Montréal: Studio XX, 2005.
Sansolo, Carlos. “Emily Hermant,” In “prog:ME Festival of Electronic Media,” Brazil: Centro Cultural Telemar, 2005.

Academic Positions

2020- : Associate Professor, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, Audain Faculty of Art, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC.
2016-2020 : Assistant Professor, Sculpture + Expanded Practices, Audain Faculty of Art, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC.
2015-16 : Assistant Professor & Head of Sculpture, Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
2012-14 : Visiting Assistant Professor, Studio Arts Department, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
2011-12: Visiting Assistant Professor, Craft & Material Studies Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.


Newcomb Art Museum
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
+ Private collections internationally


2008- Member, College Art Association.
2005-8: Member, Studio XX Feminist Digital Art Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada.