Emilie St-Hilaire is a multidisciplinary artist of settler ancestry born in Thompson Manitoba, Treaty 5 territory. She experienced the benefits and responsibilities of growing up on Treaty 1 territory, in Winnipeg’s francophone neighbourhood of Saint-Boniface. She earned her MFA at the University of Alberta. Currently completing her PhD at Concordia University, in Montreal, Emilie maintains connections to Edmonton and Winnipeg. Emilie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She has received grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Edmonton Arts Council. In 2016-17 some of Emilie’s work toured Western Canada with the exhibition RE:VISION, curated by Zoé Fortier, stopping in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Edmonton. In 2018 Emilie launched a new series of illustrations and is currently seeking a publisher for this book project.
Emilie is currently a doctoral candidate in the Humanities PhD program at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Her FRQSC-funded research examines the sub-cultural phenomenon of reborn dolls from a feminist perspective.
She has been published in academic journals including RACAR, and is the author of a chapter in the book The Creation of iGiselle: Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games, edited by Nora Foster Stovel, published by the University of Alberta Press (2019).
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