curriculum vitae
Emma Ongman (b. 1998, Ontario, Canada) is a multidisciplinary artist who enjoys working collaboratively with her computer. Interested in the evolution of technology and its influence on the human condition, Ongman uses digital and analog media to probe how the 21st century's immersion into the digital world can have personal, political, environmental, and social implications. 
Education
2021 | Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree with Distinction | Double Major in Studio Art, and Criminal Justice and Public Policy | University of Guelph

Solo Exhibitions
2021 | Screen Time | Zavitz Gallery | Guelph, ON
2020 | irl | The Project Space | University of Guelph | Guelph, ON
2020 | Technology and Failure | Zavitz Gallery | Guelph, ON
2020 | Reconstructing a Deconstructed Image | Zavitz Hall, Room 310 | Guelph, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions 
2021 | Shared Space | Ashlar Gallery | Guelph, ON
2021 | Top 10 | Juried Art Show | Zavitz Gallery | Guelph, ON
2021 | Gateway | Zavitz Gallery | University of Guelph and Winthrop University Exchange Show | Rock Hill, South Carolina
2021 | Lot. 14 | Specialized Studio | Boarding House Gallery | Guelph, ON
2021 | Temporary Collection | Ed Video | Guelph, ON
2021 | Preserving Remnants | Boarding House Gallery | Guelph, ON
2020 | A Thousand Miles from Nowhere | Specialized Studio | Zavitz Gallery | Guelph, ON
2020 | Art Store | Zavitz Gallery | Guelph, ON
2020 | Virtual Juried Art Show | University of Guelph
2020 | Art in the Bullring | Guelph, ON
2020 | In Remembrance of Me | Boarding House Gallery | Guelph, ON
2020 | Juried Art Show Silent Auction | Boarding House Gallery | Guelph, ON
2019 | Print Show and Sale | University of Guelph
2019 | Art in the Bullring | Guelph, ON
2019 | Something Special and Nothing Important | Boarding House Gallery | Guelph, ON
2019 | 51st Juried Art Show | Zavitz Hall | Guelph, ON

Awards and Scholarships
2021 | Nominee | BMO 1st Invitational Student Art Competition 
2021 | Faculty Award, Juried Art Show | School of Fine Art and Music | University of Guelph
2021 | Technicians Award, Juried Art Show | School of Fine Art and Music | University of Guelph
2021 | Top 10 Award, Juried Art Show | School of Fine Art and Music | University of Guelph
2020 | Michael Scotchmer Scholarship for Visual Arts ​​​​​​​| University of Guelph
2020 | College of Arts Student Union Award | University of Guelph
2020 | Directors Choice Award, Juried Art Show | School of Fine Art and Music | University of Guelph
2020 | Printmaking Award, Juried Art Show | School of Fine Art and Music | University of Guelph
2019 | CSA "Art in the Bullring" Juried Winner, University of Guelph | Guelph, ON
2019 | Photography Award, Juried Art Show | School of Fine Art and Music | University of Guelph
2017 | Excellence in Applied Research | University of Guelph 
2016-2021 | Dean’s Honour List | University of Guelph
2016-2017 | University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship 

Professional Experience 
2020 - 2021 | Studio Assistant to Suzy Lake | Toronto, ON
2020-2021 | Co-Editor and Layout Designer | Kaleidoscope Magazine 
2020-2021 | 53rd Juried Art Show Co-Coordinator | University of Guelph
2020-2021 | Zavitz Gallery Coordinator | University of Guelph
2020-2021 | Studio Art Representative | Student Services Fees Committee | School of Fine Art and Music | University of Guelph
2020 | Undergraduate Research Assistant to Susan Dobson | University of Guelph
2020 | Artist Member | Guelph Arts Council​​​​​​​
2020 | Photographer and Installation Assistant | Juried Art Show Silent Auction | University of Guelph
2020-2021 | Chairperson, JAS Representative, and Secretary | Fine Arts Network | University of Guelph
2019-2021 | Studio Art Social Media Manager | University of Guelph
2019-2020 | Studio Monitor, Photography Department | University of Guelph
2019 | Sales Assistant | Print Show and Sale | University of Guelph
2019 | Studio Art Member | Fine Arts Network | University of Guelph
2019 | Latcham Art Centre | Volunteer | Stouffville, ON

Residencies
2021 | Equipment Residency | Ed Video Media Arts Centre | Guelph, ON
2020 | Digital Residency | University of Guelph
2020 | Co-Create | Collaborative Residency for Creatives | Otherwise Studios and Bumaroo | Guelph, ON

Publications
2021 | Platforms Project Net 2021 | Athens Up Radio | Athens, Greece
2021 | Emma Ongman | The Interviewing Artist Series | Kaleidoscope Magazine and the Juried Art Show
2021 | Emma Ongman, Visual Arts | Arts Issue | The Ontarion | Guelph, ON
2020 | Interview, Experiential Learning | Co-operative Education & Career Services | University of Guelph
2020 | Turning My Bedroom into a Camera Obscura | Research Notes: I Keep My Worries in My Teeth by Anna Cox | Necessary Fiction
2020 | Corrupted Wood Grain #1 | Kaleidoscope, Issue 15 | Magazine
2020 | February Featured Artist | Otherwise Studios
2019 | Corrupted Image Series | Kaleidoscope, Issue 14 | Magazine

Art Fairs
2021 | Mimema | Platforms Project Net 2021 | Ed Video Booth | Athens, Greece

Selected Writing
2020 | Suzy Lake: Innovative Professor and One of Canada's Most Important Photographers | Her Story: Women Trailblazers of Guelph and Wellington County | Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory

Teaching
2020 | How to Make Cyanotypes | Bumaroo Festival | Guelph, ON.
2020 | How to Make a Camera Obscura | Photography Department | University of Guelph
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