A wanderer at heart, Emilie Fantuz has travelled and lived from Michigan to Hawaii and has recently begun calling Vancouver home. Her latest series of palette knife works finds her entering a mature painterly phase, capturing the essence of the surrounding urban environment with fresh eyes and a deft handling of paint.

Each scene she produces is at once familiar yet distant, an objective neo-noir spectacle of anonymous people moving through city streets at night. The details captured however, such as articles of clothing, neon signage and Vancouver landmarks, lend the pictures a sense of recognizable comfort. These works represent Emilie’s experience of arriving in a new city and seeking to understand the substance of the people and places. Her personal and artistic search for meaning in these settings is reflected in the individuals she paints, each one existing and participating in the living tableau of the city.


Through the Streets

Oil on canvas
30″ x 48″


Drifters and Dreamers

Oil on canvas
30″ x 48″


Nights In Bloom

Oil On Canvas
30″ x 40″

Selected Exhibitions

Summer Group Exhibition, Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

artsPacific, Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Center, Langley
Transportation, Langley Civic Center, Langley, BC
Two Concepts of Realization, Newton Cultural Center, Surrey, BC

Artworks Detroit, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI
Arts 2018, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
Stylized Realism, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX
Artist Talk: Palette Knife Adventures, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
Magnitude of Color, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX
210 Ways to Say I Love You, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX

Diversiform, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX
In a New Light, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI
Seven, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
A l’Heure de Paris (First Place Award), Detroit, MI
Haute Domain: Detroit Art & Design, Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI
Blooms, Bugs, Beasts, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI
Future Interrupted, Beaudry Gallery, Dallas, TX
MoPop Festival Featured Artist, Detroit, MI
Art & Soul Pop-Up Exhibit, Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI
Hatchback 11, Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI
Meet the Artists Night, La Boheme, Detroit, MI
Open Studio, Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
HOME, Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
Beautiful Brushwork, Affirmations, Ferndale, MI
What is a City, but the People, The Loft Fine Art, Mount Clemens, MI
Essence of Life, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI

Holiday Show, Galerie Camille, Detroit, MI
Art Off the Wall, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Fall Exhibit, The Loft Fine Art, Mount Clemens, MI
Black & White, Art in the Loft, Alpena, MI
HELLO: My Name Is,Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH
Detroit Biennale, Museum of New Art, Armada, MI
Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
Greetings From Detroit: Wish You Were Here, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
MoPop Festival Featured Artist, Detroit, MI
The Garden, Beverly Shores Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN
Statewide Fine At Competition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
Garden Party Exhibition, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI
Pop Up Art: Special Edition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
East Side Art Show, St. Clair Shores, MI
Pathways and Places, solo-exhibition at Beverly Shores Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN
Love Letters, Gallery Fifty, Traverse City, MI

Art for Charlie, Michigan State College of Law, East Lansing, MI
Fall Festival, Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, MI
The Next Big Thing, Museum of New Art, Troy, MI
Damned – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
PBR Art Show, Start Gallery, Detroit, MI
A Rose is a Rose… Except When It’s Not, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
Sunset Several Ways, Beverly Shores Museum and Gallery, Beverly Shores, IN
Let’s Pretend, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
Zussameinarbeit, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

Public Art
Salem-South Lyon District Library, South Lyon, MI
City of Howell Public Art Project 2017, Howell, MI
Art Explored 2017, Royal Oak, MI
Detroit Little Libraries – Detroit, MI
City of Howell Public Art Project 2016, Howell, MI
Art Explored 2016, Royal Oak, MI
Pop Up Art: Special Edition, Lansing, MI
Romulus Public Library, Romulus, MI
Novi Public Library, Novi, MI
City Hall Public Art Installation, Michigan City, IN
City of Howell Public Art Project 2015, Howell, MI
Royal Oak 11 Mile East Public Art Project, Royal Oak, MI

Emilie’s story… Real People Real Stories – Creating Connection during Social Distancing, The Compassion Project
Beautiful Paintings of the Natural and Urban Landscapes with Palette Knives, Trendy Art Ideas
Emilie Fantuz: The Artist’s Voice Podcast
Where are they now? Detroit Performs, Detroit Public Television
Two Concepts of Realization, Spotlight on the Arts Magazine
Featured Artist, Border Crossing Magazine
Artist Talk: Emilie Mae Fantuz, Palette Knife Adventures, City of Surrey
The Motion of Emotion, Dallas Art & Design Magazine
Emilie Fantuz: Abstract Artist, Artists on the Cutting Edge
From Michigan to Kauai and Back, Art and Design, Bloomfield Community Television
Emerging Talent: Long-Standing Gallery and Frame Shop Shifts Focus to New Talent, Dallas Art and Design
New Art Gallery to Contribute to Mini-Renaissance in Mount Clemens, The Macomb Daily
The Enchanted Forest: A New Exhibit Celebrates Tu ba shevat with Art of Birth & Renewal, Jewish News
Interview: Emilie Fantuz, The Gooder Guys Podcast
What the Quiet Can Do, Abstraks Magazine
Detroit Performs, Detroit Public Television
Hudson Gallery Presents: Hello, My Name Is…Eye on Art
Two Midtown Shows put Detroit in Perspective, The Detroit News
Beauty without Brushes: Emilie Fantuz’s Palette Knife Paintings, The Art Elephant Blog & Magazine
Two 60 wrd/min Art Critic comes to Hamtramck: Emilie Fantuz, Detroit Metro Times
Works of 5 Artists Permanently Installed in Royal Oak, Royal Oak Patch
Top 25 Selected in MI Great Artist Competition, Oakland County Prosper
Let’s Pretend, Detroit Metro Times
Interview: Emilie Fantuz, Romulus Community Television
Art Works Displayed Throughout Downtown, Heart of Howell

Selected Collections
Henry Ford Hospital
Bank of Ann Arbor
Burris Law Firm
US Renal Care
Iron Fish Distillery
Todd Interests
Private Collections in Canada, United States, France, Caymen Islands, and the Netherlands