I am available for collaboration, mentorship, curatorial projects, and community programming. You can get in touch with me at emily@scarborougharts.com. 

Emily Katherine Peltier 

 

Emily Peltier is an independent curator, writer, and advocate for the wellbeing of 2SLGBTQ+ people and communities, everywhere. 

Emily is formerly the Curatorial Programs Curator at Critical Distance Centre for Curators in Toronto, Ontario, and is currently the Program Manager at Scarborough Arts. Emily has been professionally working in the arts, culture, and social sector for the past ten years. 

Emily is the co-creator and curator of the world’s first, and only, miniature 2SLGBTQ+ gallery and collective, Glory Hole Gallery. This miniature concept gallery was developed in 2017, and since then has become a collective of artists and curators working to promote the creative talent of 2SLGBTQ+ people and communities in the GTA and around the world through free public programming, exhibitions, screenings, and artist talks. The gallery is currently located at The 519 community centre in Toronto, Ontario and is partially funded by the Toronto Arts Council and Community One Foundation. 

Emily’s scholarly credentials also include specific focuses on visual arts and curating and she holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Visual Arts and Museum Studies (Western University, 2015), as well as most recently a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice (OCAD University, 2017). 

Her independent curatorial work has included solo curated and co-curated exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Blank Canvas Gallery, Critical Distance, The ArQuives, and community centres in Toronto. Her exhibitions have also been featured a part of Nuit Blanche Toronto, and Nuit Rose – a celebration of 2SLGBTQ+ focused art and public programming. Her research and curatorial interests are many and include: community arts, art activism, and careful curating. 

Emily’s passion for the arts and professional support for artists is reflected in her continued dedication to accessible community arts programming as Program Manager at Scarborough Arts. Emily currently lives in Scarborough South-West where she enjoys her own creative practices of embroidery, painting, and drawing. Emily’s other interests include tending to her many plants, and learning about local, and non-colonial histories of what is known today as Ontario.

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