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. 

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.

I have been mainly producing abstract paintings and iPad illustrations throughout

the past five years. Some of my artwork was published by The Toronto School

of Art “Spring newsletter: Abstract Art Woman on Street” and included in the

Brain Injury Society of Toronto: Annual Art Show respectively. My

illustrations are also included in The Shoe Project Covid: Across Canada 81

illustrations for 81 stories. I also have worked for years as a freelance graphic

designer for The Shoe Project. I have volunteered for The Brain Injury Society of

Toronto, and have also exhibited my work with Workman Arts.


2008 - 2022 Integrated Media

Ontario College of Art and Design 

4th year completed April 23, 2023
Toronto, Canada

2005 - 2006 Bachelor of Arts

First 3 courses completed.

University of Calgary 
Calgary, Ontario, 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

University of Guelph

1st year completed 
Guelph, Ontario, Canada


2024 – Art on the Brain Expressive Arts Show

2022 - 2022 Logo designed commissioned for future Calgary Peace Museum

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2021 - 2021 Being Scene

Workman Arts 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2019 - 2020 Expressive Arts Show

Brain Injury Society of Toronto 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Group Exhibition

1997 - 1997 Solo Exhibition

Weeds Cafe 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


2023 Volunteer of the Year Brain Injury Society of Toronto

DaVinci Award in Art and Design (Abelard School)


2022 - 2022 Power Plant

2022 - 2022 Blue Mountain

2022 - 2022 The Power Plant

2018 - 2020: Arts and Letters Club

2014 - 2022 Royal Ontario Museum

2010 - 2022: Art Gallery of Ontario

2009 - 2022 Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre

2008 - 2022 Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

2008 - 2010 North West Mounted Police Barracks

Professional Experience

2020 - Present Freelance: Artist and Graphic Designer

eRose Graphics
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2022 – 2024 Brain Injury Society of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

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

2007 - 2008 Bookseller

Cafe Books 
Canmore, Alberta, Canada

2005 - 2006 General and Photography Assistant

Otherwise, Editions 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Emily  Honderich  - Copyright eRose Graohics
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