French Canadian painter Emilie Lemay grew up on the shores of Brome Lake, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. She creates landscape paintings that illuminate atmospheric variations in the great outdoors. 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 promote visual arts. Her artworks can be found in public and private collections throughout Canada.


Education
2005     BFA Honours in Painting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
1998 - 2001 Studio Art, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1998     DEC Visual Arts, cégep du Vieux Montréal, Montreal, QC


Selected Awards and Grants
2016     Winner of The Brush Off! live painting competition, 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
2005     UMSU bursary for academic achievement at University of Manitoba
2004     Lynn Sissons Memorial Scholarship for best watercolour painting
2004     UMSU bursary for academic achievement at University of Manitoba
2003     Katherine Bender bursary for academic achievement at University of Manitoba
2002     The Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec Student Mobility Bursary
1998     CANIF Most Promising Visual Arts Graduates Award, cégep du Vieux Montréal, Montreal, QC


Selected Work Experiences

2005 - 2018 Professional artist,  Winnipeg, MB

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

2018   Participant in the play Les Allogènes, Théâtre Cercle Molière, Winnipeg, MB

2018   Workshop and exhibition coordinator for Sanctuaires, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB

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

2017 - 2018 Chief of Finance and Admissions, French Canadian pavilion of Folklorama Festival, Winnipeg, MB

2017 - 2018 Freelance assistant, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre art gallery, Winnipeg, MB

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

2017   Curator in training, art gallery of the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB

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

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

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

2016   School program facilitator, art gallery of the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 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 Language assistant in french immersion, Winnipeg School Division 1, Winnipeg, MB

2001  Assistant Director, Galerie Gora, Montreal, QC
1999 - 2002 Customer service and box office attendant, Théatre d’Aujourd’hui, Montreal, QC

1995 - 1996 Tutoring supervisor, Val des Cerfs School Division homework help centre, Knowlton, QC


Solo Exhibitions
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  Café Rose gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1998  CANIF gallery, cégep du Vieux Montréal, Montreal, QC


Selected Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

2017 - 2018 Manitoba Society of Artists Open Annual Juried Exhibition, Warehouse Artworks Gallery, WPG, MB

2017     Feminist Futures, MAWA members showcase, Winnipeg, MB

2017  The HUB: Un Baiser Français (A French Kiss), Cercle Molière, MB
2017  Un Air de Communauté, Ile-des-Chênes, MB

2016 - 2018 Annual Artist Mothers Group exhibit, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB

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

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

2016 - 2017 Fait Maison, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Winnipeg, MB
2016  Works on Paper MAWA Members Showcase, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB

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

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

2014 - 2016 The Brush Off! Live Painting Competition, MB Children’s Museum, 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 Arts Graduating Student exhibition, Agora du cégep du Vieux Montréal, Montreal, QC

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

1996     Oxy-Jeunes Youth Creation Festival, cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, QC

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


Collections
CANIF Collection, Montreal, QC
Private collections across Canada

Photo: Marcel Druwé