Janice Toulouse paintings and art history All rights reserved 2012
Painter, Instructor, Public Speaker. Anishinabe kwe from northern Ontario, divides her time between Canada and France. Exhibitions and International public collections in Canada, United States, and Europe. Awarded Smithsonian residency in 2002, exhibited this work in New York in 2006. Graduate 1979, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver. Master of Fine Arts 1985, Concordia University, Montreal. Former instructor at Emily Carr University. Lived in France in the 90‘s, was represented by the first Native Art gallery in Paris. Her personal vision combines her experiences as an Indigenous Anishinabe Kwe with the language of modern art and abstract painting.
Art News (click to enlarge)
Upcoming and Recent exhibitions:
>Indiginesse Aurora Cultural Centre, May 7 to June 28 2014, Opening May 15, curated by Nathalie Bertin, Aurora Ontario. An important exhibition my painting will be shown with 15 strong Native women artists, among them, Maria Hupfield, Shelly Nero, LauraLee Harris, Christi Belcourt, hope to attend the opening May 15 ! This time round did not get a travel grant, that has never stopped me. I've had painting sales at the hardest of times.
> Happy to Announce: my daughter Lea was accepted at both schools she applied to for Grad Study, she will choose!
Lea interned at Peter Blum Gallery in New York and NMAI in Washington, proud mom.
> Imago Mundi Fondazione Benetton, Treviso, Italy, project and catalogue, exhibited around the world
>Walking With Our Sisters opens October 2, 2013 University of Alberta. I have a work with 1,600+ moccasin tops dedicated to the 600+ missing and murdered Indigenous women, a vision of Christi Belcourt, exhibit tour travels across the Americas to 2019. "These moccasin vamps are made to honour a Native woman’s daughter who never lived long enough to dance in her moccasins. May they help her to walk her path in the spirit world" Janice Toulouse
>Concrete Canyon: Native American Artists in New York City the Phoenix Gallery. The painting I created in New York, "From Manhattan to Menatay" (above left centre) collection AICH NY
>Dimanche des Arts, Aix en Provence, Sunday June 16, 36 artists
> Les Peintures Abstraites *Expo Solo - La Médiathèque Pierre Sourbie May 16 - June 5, Lauzerte, France
In honour of my sister Ogema kwe - Valerie McCue (Toulouse/Pine) April 22, 1941 - Oct. 17, 2013 our family celebrate her life and wonderful quilt making. Valerie was the oldest daughter, she was taken away to Spanish Residential School along with my other brothers and sisters including Marilyn who died last year. Val gifted many star blankets and influenced so many people by her teachings on the Ojibwe people. Gizaagin
Action Painting Class at Emily Carr University, Vancouver 2013, voted best instructor by the students.
I exhibited in the Salon des Artistes Indépendants ART en CAPITAL au Grand Palais, Paris, Nov 27 - Dec 2 2012. SOCIÉTÉ DES ARTISTES INDÉPENDANTS, Historical Salon of Painters. In a sphere of influence of uprising, the painters néo - impressionnistes such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Redon, Modigliani, Van Gogh .. tired of being refused by the jury of the Official Salon decide to create their own Salon in 1884. (I'd like to see more of this painterly spirit today.)
"Inspired" Woodland Cultural Centre, May 2012 from the Museum's collection <CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE>
"The Lay of the Land" Thunder Bay Art Gallery April - May 2012 from the collection, curator Suzanne Morrissette
The Lay of the Land with works by Carl Beam, Henry Beaudry, Bob Boyer, Julius Cook, Greg Hill, Robert Houle, Gerald McMaster, Margaret Mitchell, and Janice Toulouse Shingwaak March 30 – May 27 , 2012 Gallery II
"Nay' -chem Was, The Talking Stick Exhibition", February 2012 Roundhouse, Vancouver. I curated this exhibition with nine Indigenous artists originating from coast to coast of Canada, we created our contemporary version of a talking stick.
￼￼￼￼￼￼Nay'-chem Was “The Talking Stick” Exhibition at the Roundhouse for Full Circle's Stick Festival. The artists are Rebecca Belmore, Lance Cardinal, Merritt Johnson, Peter Morin, Dionne Paul, Michelle Sylliboy, Janice Toulouse, Charlene Vickers, and Xwalacktun (Rick Harry) 55 meter space / photo C.Randle