Jackie Janisse

Jackie Janisse

Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

About Jackie Janisse

As a professional painter, I invest myself in creating pieces that touch the soul; to have an individual experience in humanity, emotion and to spark the imagination. What do I want my art to say? We are all connected through life and experiences. This inspires me to work and create. I want people to see our connection.

I am a studio painter with a process that leads to multi-layered abstracts. Abstract Expressionism is my genre of choice but I lean toward an aesthetic of minimalism. I want strong detail, harmonious composition and a serene outcome.

As a Canadian painter who grew up in Windsor, Ontario and now lives in the Algoma Region of Northern Ontario, I received influences from the strong automotive industry combined with the beauty of the Algoma landscape where many of the Group of Seven painted.

​Oh, and by the way, you pronounce Jackie Janisse just like Henri Matisse.


Studied Architectural and Mechanical hand drafting as well as orthographic drawing through Civil Engineering Technology and Machine Technology, St. Clair College, Ontario, Canada


Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2017 Semi-finalist for the painting Escape

In The News:

Sault Star, "Just Do it", Feb. 3, 2017, Local news reporting on my Solo Exhibition at AGA

ShawTV, “Winter Festival of Art: Art Gallery of Algoma, Local community cable news channel

Sault Star, “Janisse Feasts on Art Theme”, Oct. 9, 2015, Online News

CTV Northern Ontario, “Soo Arts Festival”, Feb 2, 2015, Television News clip

Sault Star: Art's a Blast for Sault Teacher, Jan. 29,2015, Online News


SOLO Exhibitions:
Public Gallery Exhibition - 2016/17 Liminality: That Place in Between, opened Oct. 25, 2016 at Art Gallery of Algoma AGA and ended Feb.27, 2017

Group Exhibitions:
2020 AGA Art Gallery of Algoma Winter Festival of Art, Honourable Mention Award for the painting Dusk Traveller.

2019 AGA Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Women's Exhibition- Insights

2019 Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Winter Spring Catalogue Exhibition

2019 Art Gallery of Algoma, Winter Festival of Art

2018 Group exhibition at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum featuring the 70th anniversary of the Algoma Art Society Members past and present.

2018 Group exhibition at Art Gallery of Algoma Winter Festival of Art. Won 3rd place standing with Shadow Road.

2015/16 A group exhibition named "Delicious Art" in which I won Best in Show, Art Gallery of Algoma

2014 A group exhibition named "Celebrate" in which I won 2nd place, Art Gallery of Algoma

2013 A group exhibition named "Growth", Art Gallery of Algoma

2013 A group exhibition named "Joy", Contemporary Art Exhibit at Museum of Northern History

Permanent exhibition, Quattro Hotel and Convention Centre Lobby, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario