Emily Jan



Concordia University

EMILY JAN is a Montréal-based artist and writer. Originally hailing from Northern California, Jan has traveled to 33 countries and lived in four, including South Africa and Mexico. Her biophilic sculptures and installations combine everyday found objects with meticulously worked raw materials to evoke the faraway and the fantastical. As a wanderer, naturalist, and collector of objects and experiences, she is guided in her work by the spirit of exploration, kinship, and curiousity.

Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Harcourt House (Edmonton, AB), Union Gallery (Kingston, ON), OPTICA Gallery (Montreal, QC), Artcite (Windsor, ON), the M.A.I. (Montreal, QC), and Latitude53 (Edmonton, AB). Curated group exhibitions include Grandeur Nature at Art Mûr (Montreal, QC), the 6th World Textile Art Biennale (Oaxaca, Mexico), and the Fiberarts International Triennale 2016 (Pittsburgh, PN, USA), where Jan won the People’s Choice Award. Jan has written and illustrated two books; still life (2014) and A Denali Book of Hours (2017). She has been working as the coordinator for the Hybrid Bodies Project since 2011.