Emily May Rose is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. Her work incorporates a recurring cast of characters, typography, and tessellated imagery. She explores urban themes and her own personal experiences living the city, generally placing animals like raccoons into the scenarios in a humourous way to make light of their situation. Her work appears in many formats, including editorial illustration, gallery shows, apparel designs, murals, and installations. 

Publications and Awards

American Illustration 32 - online archive
Broken Pencil - Issue 64
Ion Magazine - feature
Broken Pencil - Issue 67
Omit Limitation - feature
American Illustration 36 - online archive
3x3 2017 - honorable mention

Gallery Shows and Exhibitions


  • "Windows and Doorways", Brockton Collective, Toronto
  • "222 Creative Collection", 222 McCaul, Toronto
  • "6 of One, Half Dozen of the Other", Gerrard Art Space, Toronto
  • "One of Ten Illustration Exhibition", Goodfellas Gallery, Toronto


  • "By The Pound 5", Goodfellas Gallery, Toronto
  • "Resolve/Recovery", Creatures Creating, Toronto
  • "Hip 2 B Square", Goodfellas Gallery, Toronto
  • "Instagratification", Goodfellas Gallery, Toronto
  • "Spring Into Parkdale: Arts Market", Goodfellas Gallery, Toronto
  • "Toronto Comic Arts Fair", Toronto Reference Library, Toronto
  • "Maybe Memories", Yellow House Gallery, Toronto
  • "The Final Development", Project Gallery, Toronto
  • "AGO First Thursdays: Live Portraiture", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • "Queen West Art Crawl: Live Painting", Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
  • "Canzine", 918 Bathurst, Toronto
  • "3rd Annual Small Wonders Show", Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • "Deck The Walls", Project Gallery, Toronto


  • "OCADU Wallspace", Curated by Gary Taxali, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
  • "OCAD Zine Fair", Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
  • "Homework", Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
  • "By The Pound 6", Goodfellas Gallery, Toronto
  • "OCADU 100th Annual GradEx", OCAD University, Toronto 
  • "Timeraiser: Live Portraiture", The Power Plant, Toronto
  • "NXNE: Creation Collision on Queen West, energized by Lululemon", curated by Hermann & Audrey, Toronto
  • "Dirty Soap", Project Gallery Studios, Toronto
  • "Delta: The Difference", Project Gallery, Toronto
  • "You've Got Mail", Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • "Digital Mirrors", Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA 
  • "Until Exhibition", Goodfellas Gallery, Toronto
  • "Toronto Show", Liberty Village Lofts, Toronto
  • "Blank Boy Canvas", Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  • "Blank Boy Canvas", Museo Del Juguete, Mexico City, MX
  • "Blank Boy Canvas", Lacuna2150, Chicago, IL


  • "New Beginnings", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Guilty Pleasures", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Generally Abysmal", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Throwback Thursday", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Indoor Islands", Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
  • "Wish U Weren't Here: Solo Exhibition", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Small Wonders 5", Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • "Under 100", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "All Kinds Of Friendly 2", Faye's Video, San Francisco, CA


  • "One Year Anniversary", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Fix Up Look Sharp", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Women of Beer", The Craft, Toronto
  • "Names and Places Vol. 3", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "My Petite Bourgeois Revolution", Northern Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Timeraiser", Power Plant Contemporary, Toronto
  • "Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition", Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
  • "InterActivity: Presented by Bizarre Beyond Belief", #Hashtag Gallery, Toronto
  • "Friends That Never Met", Faye's Video, San Francisco, CA
  • "A Festivus For The Rest Of Us", Northern Contemporary, Toronto

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