Monday, August 24, 2015

New Faculty: Emily Hermant, Asisstant Professor, Sculpture

The Newcomb Art Department welcomes Emily Hermant to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Sculpture. Hermant is an interdisciplinary artist whose large-scale drawings, sculptures, and installations explore themes of communication, gender, labor, and the spatial experiences of the body. She received her BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada in 2004 and her MFA as a Trustee Merit Scholar in Studio Art/Fiber & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Ace Art in Winnipeg (2015), CIRCA Art Actuel in Montréal (2014), the Evanston Art Center (2012), The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (2012); and group exhibitions at Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montréal (2014), Virginia Commonwealth University (2011), Hyde Park Art Center (2010), Triennale di Milano Museum in Italy (2009), and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York (2008). Her work has been featured in LVL3 Media, ArtSlant, Espace Sculpture, The Washington Post, and TimeOut Chicago. Hermant has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec as well as residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, ACRE, Ox-Bow School of Art, The Ragdale Foundation, and the Nordic Artists’ Centre in Norway.

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