French Canadian painter Emilie Lemay grew up on the shores of Brome Lake, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. She lives and finds inspiration under the extraordinary Manitoba sky since 2002.


Emilie is a member of Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones and The Cloud Appreciation Society. Her cultural mediation projects reflect her commitment to support and celebrate visual arts. Her artworks can be found in public and private collections throughout Canada.


Education
2005BFA Honours in Painting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

1998 - 2001 Studio Art, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

1998DEC Visual Arts, Cegep du Vieux Montreal, Montreal, QC


Selected Awards and Grants
2016 Winner of The Brush Off! (Live Painting), MB Children’s Museum, Winnipeg, MB

2009 Manitoba Arts Council grant for a Manitoba/New Brunswick Creative Residency

2006 Manitoba Arts Council visual arts grant for creation and production

2004 - 2005 UMSU Bursary, University of Manitoba,  Winnipeg, MB
2004 Lynn Sissons Memorial Scholarship for best watercolour painting
2003    Katherine Bender Bursary, University of Manitoba,  Winnipeg, MB 
2002 The Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec Student Mobility Bursary

1998 CANIF Most promising art graduates award, Cegep du Vieux Montreal, Montreal, QC


Selected Work Experience

2005 - 2018 Professional artist, Winnipeg, MB

2013 - 2018 Cultural events volunteer, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB

2013 - 2018 Parent volunteer, Winnipeg School Division 1, Winnipeg, MB

2014 - 2018 Family activities volunteer, Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg, MB

2017 - 2018 Art gallery preparator, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Painting workshop, CJP’s Gaillardise à la Brise, La Broquerie, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Live painting performance, Sarasvati Productions’ Femfest, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Art commentator, Le 6 à 9, ICI Radio-Canada Première, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Curator, Inspirations Manitobaines, CCFM art gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Live painting performance, Garden Party of La Maison des Artistes, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Painting workshop, Saint-Boniface University’s Camplus sur Campus, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Live painting performance, FAFM’s Lucien Guénette tournament, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Live painting performance, Francofonds’ Chefs en Plein Air, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Visual Art workshop, École Saint-Joachim, La Broquerie, MB

2018    Art commentator, Yan Dallaire et Compagnie, Envol FM, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Peer assessor in a jury, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Participant and actor in Les Allogènes, Théâtre Cercle Molière, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Workshop coordinator, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Wpg, MB

2017 Painting workshop, Théâtre Cercle Molière, Winnipeg, MB

2017 Painting workshop, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2017    Visual arts mentor, Saint-Boniface University, Winnipeg, MB

2017    Chief of Finance and admissions, French Canadian pavillon of Folklorama, Wpg, MB

2017 Peer assessor in a jury, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2017 Curator in training, Visages, CCFM art gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2016 School program facilitator, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2016 Peer assessor in a jury, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB
2013 - 2014 Peer assessor in a jury, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB
2007 - 2008 Director of Education and Exhibits, Manitoba Children’s Museum, Winnipeg, MB

2006 - 2007 School program facilitator, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2003 - 2005 Official Language assistant, Winnipeg 1 School Division, Winnipeg, MB

1999 - 2002 Box office attendant and customer service, Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, Montréal, QC

2001    Assistant Director, Galerie Gora, Montréal, QC

1995 - 1996 Centre d’aide aux devoirs, Commission Scolaire Val des Cerfs, Knowlton, QC



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018    Recent Work, Artspace, Winnipeg, MB

2017 Ephemeral Glow, Hors-Cadre gallery, Knowlton, QC

2017 Ephemeral Glow, Wasagaming Arts Centre, Riding Mountain National Park, MB
2017 Ephemeral Glow, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2001    Café La Lippée, Montreal, QC

2000    Luba Lounge, Montreal, QC

2000    Café Rose student gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

1999    Le JinXi, Montreal, QC
1998    CANIF gallery, Cegep du Vieux Montreal, Montreal, QC


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 - 2018 Annual Artist Mothers Group exhibit, MAWA, Winnipeg, MB

2016 - 2018 Over The Top Auction, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB

2017 - 2018 Manitoba Society of Artists Juried Exhibit, Warehouse Artworks Gallery, Wpg, MB

2018    Woman in a Garden, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Live painting and exhibit for Canada Day celebrations, Tourisme Riel, Winnipeg, MB

2018    Wasagaming Arts Centre boutique, Riding Mountain national park, MB

2018    Sanctuaries, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2016 - 2017 Marché de Nuit, Nuit Blanche, Winnipeg, MB

2016 - 2017 Fait Maison, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2017    Feminist Futures, MAWA members showcase, Winnipeg, MB

2017 The HUB: Un Baiser Français, Cercle Molière, MB
2017 Un Air de Communauté, Ile-des-Chênes, MB

2014-2016 The Brush Off! Live Painting Competition, MB Children’s Museum, Winnipeg, MB

2016 Works on Paper, MAWA Members Showcase, MAWA, Winnipeg, MB

2016 Manitoba Society of Artists Juried Exhibition, Gallery in the Park, Altona, MB

2016 Live painting and exhibit for Canada Day celebrations, Tourisme Riel, Winnipeg, MB

2006 - 2007 Art from the Heart, Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, Winnipeg, MB
2005 - 2006 Winter Warmer, Aceartinc Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2004 College Pro, 5 on Third Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2003 Reservations for all, Aceart Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2002 October Group Show, GOSA of University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
2001 Art Matters Festival, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

1998    Visual Art graduates exhibit, Agora du cégep du Vieux Montréal, Montréal, QC

1997    Fragments. Emprunts et Délire, Agora du cégep du Vieux Montréal, Montréal, QC

1996    Oxy-Jeunes Festival de Création Jeunesse, cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, QC

1995    Oxy-Jeunes Festival de Création Jeunesse, cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, QC


Collections
CANIF Collection, Cegep du Vieux Montreal, Montreal, QC

Private collections across Canada

Photo: Marcel Druwé