Emily May

(604)-729-8050 | EmilyoftheArts@gmail.com

Born: 1994 April 1 - Vancouver, Canada
Resides: Halifax and Vancouver, Canada


2019 BFA majoring in Ceramics (expected), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

2016 Fine Arts Diploma, Langara College, Vancouver, BC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 New Paintings: a ceramics exhibition, The Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Glazed and Confused, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

2017 Too Many Dinner Parties!, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

2017 Emerging Artists: Inspired by Process and Materials, Craft Council of BC/ Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016 Living Archive Project, Anvil Centre, New Westminster, BC

2016 Langara Fine Arts Grad Exhibition, Langara College, Vancouver, BC

2016 Dedication to the Human Form, The F. Arts Collective, Whitehouse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016 Ceramic Gestures, Langara Library, Vancouver, BC

2014 Arts in the Park, Steveston Community Park, Richmond, BC

2014 Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Awareness Week Display, Richmond Centre, Richmond, BC


2016 - Living Archive Project (one of ten emerging artists; lead artist: Cindy Mochizuki), Anvil Centre & the City of New Westminster, BC

2015 - Mural Legacy Project (Team leader of four; facilitated by Helena Wadsley), Jamieson Elementary School, Vancouver, BC


2017 Leopold Kowolik, Ed. "Under the Radar", Studio Magazine, Issue: Fall/Winter 2016-2017 -- Vol. 11 No.2, p 59.

2016 “Arts and Entertainment (Pottery Segment).” Burnaby Connect. Aired February 2016 on Shaw TV in BC, Canada

Related Experience

2019 Student Interest Lecture “Ceramics and Social Media” at NCECA 2019 Claytopia in Minneapolis, MN

2019 Artist Talk about New Paintings: a ceramics exhibition (at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, NS)

2016 Artist Talk at Anvil Centre about the Living Archive Project

2016 Ceramics Workshop at Century House (New Westminster) as part of the Living Archives Workshops Series, New Westminster BC

2016 Art Instructor, Steveston Community Centre

2015-2016 Ceramics Studio Assistant, Langara College

2013-2014 Co-Founder, Event Director and Designer, Arts in the Park

2012-2015 Volunteer Photographer/Videographer, Richmond Cultural Centre, City of Richmond

Awards and Grants

2018 - The Kevin and Karen Lynch Scholarship for Ceramics ($2000), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

2018 - Richmond Arts Awards - Youth Arts Award, City of Richmond, BC

2016 - Avery Huyghe/ Jack Diggle Ceramic Studio Award,  funded by the Avery Huyghe/ Jack Diggle Memorial Award, Fine Arts Scholarship Fund, and The Craft Council of British Columbia ($400)

Fall 2014 - Spring 2016 - Dean's Honour Roll while studying at Langara College's Fine Arts Diploma Program (for all four semesters)

2015 - Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society One World International Scholarship, May ($2500)

2015 - The International Field School Travel Award, Langara College, March ($750)

2014 - AnxietyBC Writing & Video Contest 2014, AnxietyBC, December, 1st Place in the Photo Submission Category


CARFAC | Canadian Artists Representation Le Front Des Artistes Canadiens

Craft Council of British Columbia

Potters Guild of British Columbia

Jury Panel

2017 Craft Council BC Online Student Exhibition, One of Five Student Jurors Selected throughout the Province of BC

2014 City of Richmond's Street Banner Contest, Youth Representative

Visitors looking at Emily May's serigraph on display (diamond-orientation) in the Buffalo Lounge, November 2014.