EMILIE FANTUZ

1988 b. Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Start date: September 2024, Expected Graduation, 2026.


SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2024 Further Views, Revelstoke Public Art Gallery, Revelstoke, BC 

2023 Places We Are Found, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's NL

2021 Where Lights Meet, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2019 Two Concepts of Realization, Newton Cultural Center, Surrey, BC

2017 What is a City, but the People, The Loft Fine Art, Mount Clemens, MI

2016 Pathways and Places, Beverly Shores Museum and Art Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN


ART FAIRS

2023 Art Toronto, Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto, ON

2022 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 The Journey, Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, BC

2024 International Women's Day Exhibition, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's, NL

2023 The Last Show of the Year, Christina Parker Gallery, St. John's, NL

2023 Fall Salon, International Guild of Realism (Online)

2023 Reflections, Online Curve Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, MD (Juror: Denise

Carson, Professor of Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design)

2022 Summer Group Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2022 Winter Group Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2021 Summer Group Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2020 Winter Group Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2020 Summer Group Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2019 artsPacific, Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Center, Langley

2019 Transportation, Langley Civic Center, Langley, BC

2018 Arts 2018, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

2018 Stylized Realism, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2018 Magnitude of Color, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017 Diversiform, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017 In a New Light, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

2017 Seven, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

2017 Haute Domain: Detroit Art & Design, Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI

2017 Blooms, Bugs, Beasts, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (Juror: Matthew Hanna, Curator at the

John Michael Kohler Arts Center)

2017 Future Interrupted, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017 Hatchback 11, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI (Juror: Treena Flannery, Gallery Director at

the Scarab Club)

2017 Open Studio, Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead, MOCAD, Detroit, MI

2017 HOME, Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead, MOCAD, Detroit, MI (Juror: Amy Cole of

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and formerly of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)

2017 Beautiful Brushwork, Affirmations, Ferndale, MI (Curated by Jack O. Summers, Artist/

Curator)

2017 Essence of Life, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI (Curated by Natalie

Balazovich, Gallery Director at Janice Carach Gallery)

2016 Holiday Show, Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI

2016 Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Fall Exhibit, The Loft Fine Art, Mount

Clemens, MI

2016 HELLO: My Name Is, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH

2016 Detroit Biennale, Museum of New Art, Armada, MI (Juror: Jessica Hopkins, Chief Curator

at the Museum of New Art)

2016 Greetings From Detroit: Wish You Were Here, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

2016 The Garden, Beverly Shores Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN

2016 Statewide Fine Art Competition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI (Juror: Tom McMillen-

Oakley, Jackson Community College Assistant Professor of Art)

2016 Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

(Juror: Terence Hammonds, Artist/Curator)

2016 Pop Up Art: Special Edition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2015 The Next Big Thing, Museum of New Art, Troy, MI (Juror: Jessica Hopkins, Chief Curator

at the Museum of New Art)

2015 A Rose is a Rose... Except When It's Not, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

2015 Sunset Several Ways, Beverly Shores Museum and Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN

2015 Let's Pretend, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

2015 Zussameinarbeit, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

PUBLIC ART

2021 Odeon Theatre Mural, Commissioned by the Ambleside Dundarave BIA, West

Vancouver, BC

2017 City of Howell Public Art Project, Howell, MI

2017 Art Explored, Royal Oak, MI

2017 Detroit Little Libraries - Detroit, MI

2016 City of Howell Public Art Project, Howell, MI

2016 Art Explored, Royal Oak, MI

2016 Pop Up Art: Special Edition, Lansing, MI

2015 City of Howell Public Art Project, Howell, MI

2015 Royal Oak 11 Mile East Public Art Project, Royal Oak, MI

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2024 Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre showcases Further Views, Revelstoke Mountaineer

2024 6 Artists Featured at Revelstoke Visual Art Centre Exhibition, Revelstoke Review 

2024 Emilie Fantuz, The Creative Process Interview, Radio Free Roanoke

2024 Where Life Happens: Working with just a palette knife, Emilie Fantuz paints moments of modern life, International Artist Magazine

2023 Collaborating on a Sense of Place with Emilie and Mike Fantuz, West Coast Curated

2023 Places We Are Found, Island Arts Magazine

2023 Mike and Emilie Fantuz: Places We Are Found, Newfoundland Quarterly

2023 Vivid and Engaging Exhibition, The Telegram

2023 Emilie and Mike Fantuz evoke a sense of place with their palette knife paintings, Creative Boom

2023 Why Following Your Own Path in Art Matters w/ Emilie Fantuz, An Artist, Arts to Hearts Project

2023 A View from the Easel, Hyperallergic

2023 Taking the Leap: Emilie Fantuz on How To Learn to Believe in Yourself, Authority

Magazine

2023 Realism Ambassador of the Week: Emilie Fantuz, Realism Today Magazine

2023 Introducing Emilie Fantuz, Ian Tan Gallery's Featured Artist for August, Scout Magazine

2022 Art Connects Us All! With Emilie and Mike Fantuz, The Color by Felix Podcast

2022 Artists In Focus 2022 (coffee table book), Magzoid International Art Magazine

2022 Le Magasin, (cover) Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design

2022 Emilie Fantuz, palette knife artist in Vancouver: urbandlandscape, Online Gallery Blog

2021 Extra Ordinary Beauty (A Conversation with Emilie), Imposters Anonymous Podcast

2021 This Vancouver Artist Made an Amazingly Detailed Painting of Granville Street, Vancouver

is Awesome

2021 Massive Murals Dazzle in West Vancouver, North Shore News

2021 It Takes Two: The Creative Life of Emilie and Mike Fantuz, Opus Art Supplies

2021 Vibrant Cityscape Paintings by Emilie Fantuz (video), My Modern Met

2021 American Realism by Emilie Fantuz, Magzoid International Art Magazine

2021 This Palette Painter's Massive Vancouver Works Will Leave You Speechless, Vancouver is

Awesome

2021 Artist Shares Optimism for Pandemic Painters, CityNews Vancouver

2021 Emilie Fantuz, Artist Showcase, Arabella Magazine - Canadian Art, Architecture & Design

2021 Interview: Emilie Fantuz, Palette Knife Artist, Never Call Me Again Podcast

2020 Everyday Beauty, Apeeling Magazine

2020 Beautiful Paintings of the Natural and Urban Landscapes with Palette Knives, Trendy Art

Ideas

2020 Emilie Fantuz: The Artist's Voice Podcast

2020 Where are they now? Detroit Performs, Detroit Public Television

2018 Two Concepts of Realization, Spotlight on the Arts Magazine

2018 Featured Artist, Border Crossing Magazine

2017 The Motion of Emotion, Dallas Art & Design Magazine

2017 From Michigan to Kauai and Back, Art and Design, Bloomfield Community Television

2016 Detroit Performs, Detroit Public Television

2016 Two Midtown Shows put Detroit in Perspective, The Detroit News

2016 Beauty without Brushes: Emilie Fantuz's Palette Knife Paintings, The Art Elephant Blog &

Magazine

2016 Two 60 wrd/min Art Critic comes to Hamtramck: Emilie Fantuz, Detroit Metro Times

2015 Works of 5 Artists Permanently Installed in Royal Oak, Royal Oak Patch

2015 Interview: Emilie Fantuz, Romulus Community Television

2015 Art Works Displayed Throughout Downtown, Heart of Howell

COLLECTIONS

Steward McKelvey, St. John's, Canada

Bear Creek Law LLP, Surrey, Canada

One Churchill Park Luxury Apartments, St. John’s, Canada

Bucci Developments, Vancouver, Canada

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA

Bank of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, USA

Burris Law Firm, Detroit, USA

Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville, USA

Todd Interests, Dallas, USA

Michigrain Distillery, Lansing, USA

The National Hotel, Dallas, USA

Novi Public Library, Novi, USA

City Hall, Michigan City, Indiana, USA

Salem-South Lyon District Library, South Lyon, USA

Romulus Public Library, Romulus, USA

First United Methodist Church, South Lyon, USA

Private Collections in Canada, United States, France, China, Caymen Islands, Switzerland and the Netherlands


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Guild of Realism


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2024 Entrance Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art & Design

2023 Second Place Winner, Norval Morrisseau Award for Visual Arts

2023 Creative Achievement Award, International Guild of Realism 

2023 Explore and Create Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2017 First Place Award, A l'Heure de Paris Art Exhibition Detroit, MI

2016 First Place Award, City of Howell Public Art Project


DEMONSTRATIONS/WORKSHOPS

2024 Featured Artist Presentation, Surrey Muse Arts Society, Surrey, BC

2023 Guest Artist Demonstration, South Delta Artist Guild, Delta, BC

2023 Guest Artist Demonstration, Beaconsfield Artist Association, Montreal, QC

2021 In the Studio with Emilie Fantuz, Leesburg Center for the Arts, Leesbury, FL

2021 Guest Artist Demonstration, South Surrey White Rock Art Society, White Rock, BC

2020 Palette Knife Painting Demonstration, Opus, Langley, BC

2018 Palette Knife Painting Demonstration, Art Couture, White Rock, BC

2018 Introduction to Oil Painting, White Rock Recreation and Culture, White Rock, BC

2018 Art & Literacy Children's Art Program, South Surrey Recreation and Culture, Surrey, BC 2017 Painting Demonstration, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX

2017 Open Studio, Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead, MOCAD, Detroit, MI

2017 Palette Knife Painting Workshop, Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, MI

2017 Palette Knife Painting Demonstration, Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, M