Joyce Fournier

Joyce Fournier

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Joyce Fournier

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Joyce is an internationally collected Multidisciplinary Painter and Sculptor living and working in Toronto.

While her main focus is Abstract Expressionist painting, she also has a passion for sculpting and drawing the human form for which she was academically trained.

Over the last twelve years, Joyce has exhibited in solo and group shows within Canada and internationally. Featured on several occasions in American Art Collector magazine since 2009, her work is found in private and public collections in Canada, the USA, and Europe.

STATEMENT

"My paintings are Abstract Expressionist and entirely conceptual. They are bold and passionate created with conviction in response to a specific emotion or state of being. Working medium to large in size I start by randomly applying heavy-bodied Gesso to the canvas to create a geometric design. I then use this design as a template for acrylic paint application. I rarely use colour directly from the tube and prefer instead to mix my own. I feel this lends an intimacy to the work. Using large brushes and/or palette knives I allow some paint to drip while scraping out various areas to reveal the underpainting. My goal is to say as much as possible without having a big discussion. I want people to see what uniquely speaks to them, depending on their own situation. People see different things in my work. Movement, Colour, and Passion are words I often hear people use when they speak about my work. I have been most influenced by the great Abstract Expressionists of post-World War II America. Specifically, I feel my work most resembles what one would see if Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, and Hans Hofmann had collaborated to paint something together."

Education

York University, Toronto
Academy of Realist Art, Toronto
Buckhorn School of Fine Art, Ontario Canada

AWARDS

International Artist Magazine invitational for Demonstration Article 2021 (April / May Edition)

Woman's Essence Artist Award 2020 Rome 2020

Third Prize, International Artist Magazine Abstract / Experimental Art Challenge December/January 2018

Awarded American Art Collector Magazine Feature February 2018

Finalist, Portrait Society of America Members Competition (Landscape category) 2016

Award of Excellence Palm- Art Award ART Domain Gallery, Leipzig, Germany 2010

Prize of Excellence (second place)
Art Now 3 Juried Contemporary Art Online Competition /Exhibition www.artoteque.com London, U.K. 2009

Award of Merit, Palm Art Award Exhibition ART Domain Gallery, Leipzig, Germany 2009

Best in Class works on Paper (figurative) Muse Carnavale, Toronto, 2008

Award of Merit - Medial 2 Biennale 2007

Finalist international book illustration competition
‘Oh Pere Lachaise’ by Jim Yates 2007

Ontario Arts Council; Exhibition Assistance Grant 2007

Events

The Other Art Fair Toronto - Spring 2021
Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto

Exhibitions

Select Exhibitions

2020
WOMAN'S ESSENCE 2020 in collaboration with UNESCO September - Palazzo Velli, Rome

The Other Art Fair Chicago - Online Studios
The Palm Beach Show - represented by Steidel Fine Art

2019
RED DOT Miami - represented by Steidel Fine Art
Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show - represented by Steidel Fine Art
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair - Nathan Phillips Square
The Other Art Fair Chicago - Mana Contemporary
The Other Art Fair LA - Magic Box @ The Reef
The Artist Project Feb 2019 - Exhibition Place Toronto

2018
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto - Mistletoe Magic
Arta Gallery, Toronto - Wondrous Ways
The Artist Project 2018 - Exhibition Place Toronto
Art Square Gallery -Toronto

2017
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto - Mistletoe Magic
Queen West Art Crawl - Toronto
Marziart Internationale Galerie - Hamburg, Germany
Arta Gallery, Toronto - Beyond Perimeters
The Artist Project 2017 - Exhibition Place Toronto
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto - Drawing 2017

2016
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto - Mistletoe Magic
Queen West Art Crawl - Toronto Art Square Gallery, Toronto - solo exhibition
Art Square Gallery, Toronto - All Over the Map
The Artist Project 2016 - Exhibition Place, Toronto

2015
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
Ferrara, Italy - RISE - L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore,

2014
Nina Torres Fine Art, Miami - 4th International Biennale Artists' Show
Florence, Italy - Cutting Edge Masters 2014

2013
STUDIO VOGUE GALLERY, Toronto - Solo Exhibition

2012
The Artist Project 2012 - Exhibition Place, Toronto
STUDIO VOGUE GALLERY, Toronto - Solo Exhibition

2011
Auditorium al Duomo, Florence, Italy - Symphony of Colours
The Artist Project 2011 - Exhibition Place, Toronto,

2010
STUDIO VOGUE Gallery, Toronto – Solo Exhibition
The Artist Project 2010, Exhibition Place, Toronto
New York City, NY, USA - Contemporary Art Network

2009
Florence Italy, Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, 7th edition
The Artist Project 2008, Exhibition Place, Toronto
John B. Aird Gallery Toronto - Portrait Society of Canada
STUDIO VOGUE Gallery, Toronto
New York City, NY, USA - Amsterdam Whitney Gallery

2008
Art Domain Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
STUDIO VOGUE Gallery, Toronto
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto - Portrait Society of Canada
The Artist Project 2008, Exhibition Place, Toronto

2007
Varley Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada - Portrait Society of Canada
Florence Italy - Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, 6th edition Florence Italy
Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada - Solo Exhibition

2006
Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada