About Me


Emerald Repard-Denniston is visual artist based in Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam/Vancouver, and Tkaronto/Toronto. She is a multidisciplinary artist drawn to painting, digital media, and activist work. 

Artist Statement

Emerald’s current art practice revolves around contemporary figurative oil painting. Through her practice she plays around with humour, cynicism, and detachment. Emerald explores the influences of Western politics and culture, having conversations around the nuances of cultural criticism. Her research focuses on contextualizing issues within the contemporary and social world, including: issues of representation, diasporic story telling, and feminist/queer theories. 

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2022 OCAD University, Bachelor of Fine Arts:
Maj. Arts Drawing and Painting, Min. Art and Social Change, Toronto, CA 

Solo Exhibitions


She’s Been Haunting Me in My Dreams, Spacer Maker II, TorontoOntario 

Selected Exhibitions


Intimacy as Transgression, Red Head Gallery

Toronto Out Door Art Fair, City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square


Tropical Cafe Holiday Art Market, Centre A Gallery

Grand Opening Showcase, Liquidation World

I will Doom Scroll Until my Eyes go Dry, Swell and I fall Asleep and Die, Remote Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Second Annual Juried Show of Visual Arts, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario

Emerging Now, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto Ontario

Fresh Paint/New Construction, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, Quebec 

GradEx 107 Thesis Show, OCADU, Toronto, Ontario


WiTNESS MEDiA, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 

Grants and Awards


Drawing and Painting Medal, OCAD University

John Madott Fine Art Award, OCAD University

Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD University

Student Group Leader Award, OCAD University

Artist Career Launcher Recipient: Partial Gallery

Professional Experience


Framer, Frame It On Bloor

Project Coordinator, Nuit Blanche North York, Ontario

University Recruiter, Admissions and Recruitment OCADU, Toronto, Ontario

Gallery Attendant, Ignite Gallery, OCADU Toronto, Ontario


Gallery Installation Crew, Polygon Gallery North Vancouver, BC

Gallery Installation Crew, Centre A Gallery Vancouver, BC


Art Guru/Teacher, 4Cats Art StudioVancouver, BC/Toronto, Ontario

Curation, Projects, Events 


Take Your Shoes Off! Shoes Off Collective Exhibition Catalogue,Catalogue Committee/Fundraiser

I will Doom Scroll Until my Eyes go Dry, Swell and I fall Asleepand Die, Remote Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

#RisingYouth Grant, Bamboo Sticky Rice - Communities inRelation, OCADU

Blue Print for a Collective Home, Shoes Off Collective, Great HallGallery, OCADU, Toronto, Ontario

Navigating Identity In the Asian Diaspora, Shoes Off Collective,Ada Slaight Gallery, OCADU, Toronto, Ontario

Drawing and Painting Catalogue Committee, Fundraising/Graphic Design, OCADU GradEx 



Vice Versa Retreat, Duplex Artist Society x Shoes OffCollective


Archives of Ontario: 150 Anniversary of the OntarioSociety of Artists, Toronto, Ontario


What Moves You?: UAL/OCAD Residency, Remote/OnlineToronto, Ontario 



Season 2 Inner Space, AGO Youth, AGO, https://ago.ca/innerspace


A Mark Here, Again. RARARA, Reel Asian, https://rarara.ca/A-mark-here-again

Granola Gworl Head Cover, Toronto Sun, https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/ocad-annual-art-and-design-show-back-in-person

7 Must-See Artists at Grad-Ex 107, The Curators Club Journal,Partial Gallery, https://blog.partial.gallery/7-must-see-artists-at-grad-ex-107/

Blue Print for a Collective Home, Toronto Star, https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2022/04/11/azn-artists-collective-launches-second-exhibition-at-ocad-u.html

Cool Down, China Town Stories Volume 4:Heat, China TownToday, https://www.chinatown.today/2022/04/chinatown-stories-volume-4-heat-is-out-now-%f0%9f%94%a5/


Conflict with the Internal Occident and the External Orient, SUSpring Festival, Digital Catalogue http://ocadsu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/OCADSU-Spring-Festival.pdf

Liberated for a Night, Hardwire Journal, Undergraduate Journal ofSexual Diversity Studies at UofT https://sds.utoronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/HARDWIRE4FINAL-compressed2.pdf


Liberated for a Night, The Herd Archive/Volume 3, E-Magazine/Instagram

Gastown Murals of Gratitude, Museum of Vancouver,Vancouver, BC https://gastown.org/muralsofgratitude/ 

Using Format