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Artist Statement

Emily Honderich, was born in 1983 in Toronto, Canada. I create media artworks,paintings, and drawings.By experimenting with form and structure, I formalize the coincidental and reveal the conscious composition process behind seemingly random selections of objects. My thought processes are frequently revealed as assemblages.I consider art-making to be a craft executed by using clear rules that always refer back to social reality.I question the divide between memory and experience. I want to bring the viewer into the stream of the current moment.My works are formal but they are also poetic. My images reveal the instability of what we see as reality.The humans and objects in my work have a natural awkwardness. This creates humour and shows an individuals vulnerabilities.I want the viewer to become a component of the art.

Biography

My name is Emily Rose Govier Honderich. I live and work in Toronto and Canmore Alberta, Canada. The Mediums I work with include Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Digital Illustrations, Charcoal, Knitting, Crochet, Rug Hooking,  and Weaving.  My art related education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Media from the Ontario College of Art and Design. I have been mainly producing abstract paintings and iPad illustrations throughout the past five years. I also have worked for years as a freelance graphic designer for The Shoe Project. 

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Education

2008 - 2022  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Media

Ontario College of Art and Design 

4th year completed April 23, 2023

Toronto, Canada

2003 - 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Media Arts and Digital Technology

3rd year completed. 

Alberta University of the Arts 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2002 - 2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts


Exhibitions

2021 - 2021 Being Scene Workman Arts 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2019 - 2024 Expressive Arts Show Brain Injury Society of Toronto 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1997 - 1997 Solo Exhibition Weeds Cafe 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Awards

2023 Volunteer of the Year Brain Injury Society of Toronto

DaVinci Award in Art and Design (Abelard School)


Professional Experience

2020 - Present Freelance: Artist and Graphic Designer

eRose Graphics

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2019 - 2020 Legal Assistant

Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2011 - 2022 Graphic Designer

The Shoe Project 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2010 - 2011: Assistant Librarian

Toronto Star Library 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2009 - 2022 Host and Museum Clerk

Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre 
Canmore, Alberta, Canada


Emily  Honderich  - Copyright eRose Graohics
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