Born in Toronto, Canada in 1980, Emily Hermant is a textile and installation artist. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Studio Arts [Concentration: Fibres] and Religion, from Concordia University in Montreal. Hermant's recent professional activity include a thematic residency for Art's Birthday Festival at Studio XX in Montreal and contributor to Reverie: NoiseCity, a virtual urban landscape on the web organized by the Western Front Society and aaeol in Vancouver, Canada.
Hermant's current research investigates ways of integrating traditional notions of craft and textile production with the quickly evolving fields of digital technologies and new medias. She is particularly interested in how traditional techniques such as embroidery, burnout, and weaving find their parallels in the languages and practices of virtual space. She lives and works in Montreal