Isabelle Hémard

Education | Solo Shows | Group Shows | Grants / Awards | Work History


  • 1985
    Baccalauréat A3, (Art, English, German, Philosophy).

  • 1985-1990
    Ecole régionale des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France.
    1987-1988, Exchange Norwich School of Art, England.
    1989-1990, Exchange Sheridan College, Toronto.

  • 1990
    Diplôme national Supérieur D'Arts Plastiques avec mention
    (Master in fine Arts with Honours)
    , Rouen, France.

  • 1995
    English in Writing Continuing Studies, University of Toronto.

  • 2000
    New Media, Webmaster, Toronto Image Works.
    HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, Javascript, Flash.

Solo Shows

  • 2015

    "Love Lace", George Gilmour Gallery Open Studio, Toronto

  • 2010

    "Fuzzy, furry and cloudy", Loop gallery, Toronto

  • 2009

    "hearts, drops and pebbles", Loop gallery, Toronto

  • 2008

    "Paradisiaque" George Gilmour Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto

    "Where is the love gone?", John Steinberg & Associates, Toronto.

  • 2006

    "Ménage à trois", George Gilmour Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto.

  • 2005

    "A love Story", Nick Novak Scholarship Exhibition, Open Studio, Toronto.

  • 2004

    "Curl & Co", John Steinberg and Associates, toronto.

  • 2003

    "The Blurbles", George Gilmour Gallery and John Steinberg and Associates, Toronto.

  • 2001

    "EGGS-citing", George Gilmour Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto.

  • 2000

    "Elle et Lui", George Gilmour Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto.

  • 1998

    "Icones", Open Studio, Member's Gallery, Toronto.

  • 1997

    "Heart Matters" Ace Bakery, toronto.

  • 1996

    "Trente ans déjà",Engramme gallery, Quebec City.

  • 1995

    "Larmes", Arts on King, Toronto.

  • 1993

    "Les coups de coeur d'Isabelle", Extension gallery, toronto.

  • 1992

    "Everything began because of an apple", Open Studio Gallery, Toronto.

  • 1990

    Galerie des Beaux Arts, Rouen, France.

Group Shows

  • 2015

    Open Studio 45th anniversary Show, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto> Print Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

  • 2014

    "O.W.N", Open Studio Gallery, Toronto>

  • 2012

    "Urban Nature", Pearson International Airport Gallery, Toronto>

  • 2010

    "Printopolis 2010", Proof galley & Gladstone Hotel Gallery, Toronto>

  • 2008

    "Unnatural Tendencies", lennox Contemporary, Toronto>

    Washi Summit Exhibition, Loop gallery, Toronto.

  • 2007

    Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto.

    The Print Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.

  • 2006

    "In Cahoots", Open Studio in the Ink Shop, Ithaca, New York.

    Contemporary Works on Paper, lennox Contemporary, Toronto

    The Print Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.

    Works around paper, Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto.

  • 2005

    Paper Things, lennox Contemporary, Toronto.

  • 2004

    The Little prints Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.

    CA>PE, Juan Pardoheeren Gallery, Lima, Peru.

  • 2002

    Santo Andre Biennale, Brazil.

  • 2001

    "Innovation on Paper" Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, Nova scotia.

  • 2000

    "Symbolize" I-Land Galllery, Toronto.

    "The big sexy print show" David Mirvish Bookstore, Toronto.

  • 1999

    "Seduction" Open Studio, Toronto.

    "Love, Lint and the Fine Arts of Laundry, Open Studio, Arts week 99, Toronto.

  • 1998

    "Work on paper", AGO Rental & Sale Program, Toronto.

    "printmakers from Open Studio", galerie d'art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa.

  • 1997

    "Hot from the press"CARFAC Ontario, Toronto.

    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto.

  • 1996

    "face", Open studio 25th Anniversary, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal.

    "Face", Harbourtfront gallery, toronto.

  • 1995

    "Think Big", Selection from Open Studio Archives.

    Blackwood gallery, Erindale College, University of Toronto.

    "Bunch of Printmakers", O'Keefe Centre, Toronto.

  • 1994

    "Bunch of Printmakers", University of Western Ontario, London.

  • 1993

    Nick Novak scholarship, Open Studio gallery.

    "Sextet à tête", Open Studio Gallery

    "Women, Art, Power", Akau Gallery, Toronto.

    "Roméo et Juliette", Red Head gallery Showcase, Toronto.

    "Bunch of Printmakers", Workscene Gallery, Toronto.

  • 1992

    Snow Show, Idee Gallery, Toronto.

    John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.

    Centre d'Art Contemporain, Rouen, France.

  • 1990

    Snow Show, Idee Gallery, Toronto.

    Inner Gallery, Extension Gallery, toronto.

    Etobicocke City Hall, Print and Drawing Council of canada.

  • 1989

    Toronto dominion centre, Open studio 20th Anniversary.

    Extension Gallery Members, Sheridan College gallery,Oakville.

  • 1988

    Novembre a Vitry, Paris, France.

  • 1986

    Concour du Printemps, Third Prize, Rouen, France.

Grants / Awards

Work History

  • January 14 - Present

    Freelance Motion Graphic Designer/Graphic Designer at DGC

  • September 2007 - June 2013

    Motion Graphic Designer at TFO

  • February 2001 - september 2007

    Designer at CBC Post Production & Graphic Design Department.

  • April 2000 - February 2001

    IMAT Administrative Assistant.

  • March 97 - April 99

    Bank of Montreal, Pension Benefits Officer, Bilingual position, responsible for the death portfolio including Life Insurance claim processing, Survivor Pension Benefits calculations. Overviewed Pension Credits transfer, answered Health Coverage and Pension Entitlement related enquiries.

  • Oct 96 - March 97

    Faneuil ISG, Bilingual Customer Service Representative.

  • August 95-May 96

    Unitel Communication Inc, CustomerAssistance Department, bilingual credit and collection analyst.

  • April-July 95

    Renaud-Bray, french bookstore,salesclerk.

  • Feb-Nov 94

    Bell Sygma, bilingual clerk including customer service, investigation work.

  • 1991-1994

    Jaggs, vintage clothing store, manager/salesclerk, inventory, pricing, bookkeeping