Janice Toulouse paintings and art history All rights reserved 2012
Artist Painter, Instructor, Public Speaker. Anishinabe Kwe born & raised in Serpent River Ontario, lives in Vancouver. Exhibitions & International public collections. Awarded National Museum of the American Indian Artist Residency at the Hotel Chelsea New York in 2002. MFA 1985, Concordia University, Montreal. Instructor at Emily Carr University. Lived in France in the 90‘s represented by the first Native Art gallery in Paris. “My paintings are my statement on my life as Anishinabe Kwe through the language of modern art and painting. My research is revising history from an Indigenous perspective, to respect and connect all life.”
Most of my art is self funded.Thanks to Canada Council of the Arts for funding several of my projects.
Art News: Reviews, Anishinabek News, participating in Walking with our Sisters tours to 2020 (click>enlarge)
Impressions de la Terre, La Mediatheque Lauzerte France, 3 - 16 Juillet 2014 (click enlarge images)
Indiginesse An Exhibition by Contemporary Native Women, Aurora Cultural Centre, Ontario May 2014. Best moments was with my family at the opening, and sharing a laugh with Shelly Niro! Glad the Massacre Painting was noticed by a government official, hope it affects change in the lives of Native people.
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Former Prime Minister of Canada: Honourable Paul Martin having a quiet moment with the Massacre Painting by Janice Toulouse. " I cannot tell you how impressed I was with Indiginesse and the artistic quality demonstrated in the exhibition. It would be impossible for anyone to spend even a short time looking at the art on display not to realize how talented the artists are. What also touched me deeply was how much your initiative will go towards making Canadians aware of the true depth of First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture. The more this awareness grows, the stronger Canada will be. Sincerely, Paul Martin"
Recent Exhibitions and Art News:
>Teaching with Emily Carr University, at North Island College Spring Term 2015. Excited to teach again and meet the graduating students!
>Travels to Mexico, inspiration for my art, creative and spiritual life. Dec 2014
>Impressions de la Terre, my annual Expo Solo - La Médiathèque Pierre Sourbie July 3 - 16, 2014 Lauzerte, France. Celebrating the colours in the south of france, looking at how well the land is cared for environmentally. Where I raised my child, and she studied in this local 15th century village.
>Flew to Toronto to attend the Opening. It's been a long time since I have been in my homeland. *Indiginesse Aurora Cultural Centre, May 7 to June 28 2014. An important exhibition, my painting will be shown with a group of strong contemporary Native women artists. It was all about family for me.
>Walking With Our Sisters opens October 2, 2013 University of Alberta. 1,600+ moccasin tops dedicated to the missing and murdered Indigenous women, touring 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" J.Toulouse
>Imago Mundi Project, FONDAZIONE BENETTON Treviso, Italy, collection of artists work to be shown around the world.
>Concrete Canyon: Native American Artists in New York City the Phoenix Gallery. Painting I created in New York, "From Manhattan to Menatay" collection AICH NY
>Dimanche des Arts, Aix en Provence, Salon de Jardin, June 16, 36 artists
> Les Peintures Abstraites *Expo Solo - La Médiathèque Pierre Sourbie May 16 - June 5, Lauzerte, France
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 of nine Indigenous artists originating from coast to coast of Canada, creating a 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
Ancestral Teachings Gladstone Gallery Oct 2011. One of 10 Indigenous artists selected for a group show in Toronto.