Joyce Fournier

Joined Artfinder: June 2020

Artworks for sale: 161

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Canada

About Joyce Fournier

 
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  • Biography

    I am an internationally collected multidisciplinary painter and sculptor living and working in Toronto. While my main focus is Abstract Expressionist painting,  I also have a passion for sculpting, painting, and drawing the human form for which I was academically trained at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. 

    For the most part, my abstract work is bold and entirely conceptual. I create with a gestural brushwork to convey emotion and reaction.  I begin by randomly applying a heavy-bodied Gesso base to the canvas to create an impromptu geometric design.  Using this design as a template for acrylic paint application, I employ large brushes and palette knives allowing the paint freedom to drip while scraping out areas of interest to reveal the underpainting.

    In 2007, after first having a successful career in healthcare, I moved into art full time with the opening of my own gallery in Toronto where I represented myself along with approximately twenty other artists. 

    In 2015 I made the decision to sell the gallery in order to focus entirely on my own work.

    Over the last twelve years, I have had the opportunity to exhibit in solo and group shows within Canada, the United States, and worldwide. Featured on several occasions in American Art Collector magazine since 2009, my work is found in private and public collections in Canada, the USA, and Europe.

    I would say that I have been most influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement of post World War II America such as the works of Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, Hans Hofmann as well as the works of Joan Mitchell and Canadian artist, Jean Albert McEwen

    "For me, the use of music, texture, and movement are the most important components in the creative process" Joyce Fournier 2020


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  • Education

    2002 - 2007

    Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Canada

  • Awards

    2018

    International Artists' Magazine

    Abstract / Experimental Art Challenge - Third Prize

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    2016

    Portrait Society of America

    Members Competition - Finalist - Landscape Category

    2010

    Palm Art Award

    Certificate of Excellence, Leipzig Germany

    2009

    Palm Art Award

    Award of Merit, Leipzig Germany

    2007

    Ontario Arts Council

    Exhibition Travel Grant for the Florence Biennale 2007
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Woman's Essence

    Dates: Sept. 9, 2020 - Sept. 27, 2020

    Venue: Palazzo Velli, Rome, Italy

    International Group Exhibition

    Event: The Palm Beach Show

    Dates: Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020

    Venue: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    Group Exhibition

    Event: Red Dot Miami

    Dates: Dec. 2, 2019 - Dec. 6, 2019

    Venue: MANA Wynwood Centre, 2217 NW 5th Avenue @ 22nd Street, Miami, Florida 33127 USA

    Group Exhibition in collaboration with Steidel Gallery

    Event: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

    Dates: July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019

    Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

    Annual outdoor fair - juried

    Event: The Other Art Fair Chicago

    Dates: May 15, 2019 - May 18, 2019

    Venue: Mana Contemporary, Chicago, Ilinois

    International Exhibition in collaboration with Saatchi Art

    Event: The Other Art Fair Los Angeles

    Dates: March 25, 2019 - March 30, 2019

    Venue: Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    International Art Exhibition / Saatchi Art

    Event: The Artist Project 2018

    Dates: Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 26, 2018

    Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

    International Exhibition

    Event: Marziart Internationale Galerie

    Dates: June 18, 2017 - July 7, 2017

    Venue: Marziart International Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

    International Group Exhibiton

    Event: Beyond Perimeters

    Dates: May 2, 2017 - May 17, 2017

    Venue: Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Group Exhibition

    Event: Drawing 2017

    Dates: March 8, 2017 - March 31, 2017

    Venue: John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada

    Annual Juried exhibition for drawing

    Event: The Artist Project 2016

    Dates: Feb. 25, 2016 - Feb. 29, 2016

    Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

    International Exhibition

    Event: The Artist Project 2016

    Dates: Feb. 25, 2016 - Feb. 29, 2016

    Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

    International Exhibition

    Event: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 9, 2015 - Sept. 12, 2015

    Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

    Annual outdoor event

    Event: L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore

    Dates: Aug. 16, 2015 - Sept. 3, 2015

    Venue: Sale del'Imbarcadero Castello Estense, Ferrara, Itally

    International Exhibition, Ferrara, Italy

    Event: 4th International Biennale Artists' Show

    Dates: June 12, 2014 - June 28, 2014

    Venue: Nina Torres Fine Art, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Bayshore, Miami, Florida, USA

    International Exhibition

    Event: 4th International Biennale Artists' Show

    Dates: June 12, 2014 - June 28, 2014

    Venue: Nina Torres Fine Art, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Bayshore, Miami, Florida, USA

    International Exhibition

    Event: Sentimental

    Dates: Dec. 1, 2012 - Dec. 30, 2012

    Venue: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada

    Solo Exhibition

    Event: The Artist Project Toronto

    Dates: March 2, 2012 - March 6, 2012

    Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

    International Exhibition

    Event: The Artist Project

    Dates: Feb. 13, 2011 - Feb. 17, 2011

    Venue: Exhibition Place, Toronto

    International Exhibition

    Event: Contemporary Art Network Exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 10, 2010 - Jan. 24, 2010

    Venue: New Arts Centre, New York City, New York

    International Group Exhibition

    Event: Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea

    Dates: Dec. 5, 2009 - Dec. 16, 2009

    Venue: Fortessa da Basso, Florence Italy

    International Art Exhibition

    Event: Mirrors of the Invisible

    Dates: Jan. 15, 2009 - Feb. 1, 2009

    Venue: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, East 25 street, NYC

    International Group Exhibition

    Event: Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea

    Dates: Dec. 2, 2007 - Dec. 15, 2007

    Venue: Fortessa da Basso, Florence Italy

    International Art Exhibition

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Links


Education

2002 - 2007

Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Canada


Awards

2018

International Artists' Magazine

Abstract / Experimental Art Challenge - Third Prize

Show more awards Hide

2016

Portrait Society of America

Members Competition - Finalist - Landscape Category

2010

Palm Art Award

Certificate of Excellence, Leipzig Germany

2009

Palm Art Award

Award of Merit, Leipzig Germany

2007

Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Travel Grant for the Florence Biennale 2007

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Woman's Essence

Dates: Sept. 9, 2020 - Sept. 27, 2020

Venue: Palazzo Velli, Rome, Italy

International Group Exhibition

Event: The Palm Beach Show

Dates: Feb. 14, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2020

Venue: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Group Exhibition

Event: Red Dot Miami

Dates: Dec. 2, 2019 - Dec. 6, 2019

Venue: MANA Wynwood Centre, 2217 NW 5th Avenue @ 22nd Street, Miami, Florida 33127 USA

Group Exhibition in collaboration with Steidel Gallery

Event: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019

Dates: July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

Annual outdoor fair - juried

Event: The Other Art Fair Chicago

Dates: May 15, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Venue: Mana Contemporary, Chicago, Ilinois

International Exhibition in collaboration with Saatchi Art

Event: The Other Art Fair Los Angeles

Dates: March 25, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Venue: Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

International Art Exhibition / Saatchi Art

Event: The Artist Project 2018

Dates: Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 26, 2018

Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

International Exhibition

Event: Marziart Internationale Galerie

Dates: June 18, 2017 - July 7, 2017

Venue: Marziart International Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

International Group Exhibiton

Event: Beyond Perimeters

Dates: May 2, 2017 - May 17, 2017

Venue: Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Group Exhibition

Event: Drawing 2017

Dates: March 8, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Venue: John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Annual Juried exhibition for drawing

Event: The Artist Project 2016

Dates: Feb. 25, 2016 - Feb. 29, 2016

Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

International Exhibition

Event: The Artist Project 2016

Dates: Feb. 25, 2016 - Feb. 29, 2016

Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

International Exhibition

Event: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Dates: Sept. 9, 2015 - Sept. 12, 2015

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

Annual outdoor event

Event: L’Arte Ascolta il Cuore

Dates: Aug. 16, 2015 - Sept. 3, 2015

Venue: Sale del'Imbarcadero Castello Estense, Ferrara, Itally

International Exhibition, Ferrara, Italy

Event: 4th International Biennale Artists' Show

Dates: June 12, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Venue: Nina Torres Fine Art, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Bayshore, Miami, Florida, USA

International Exhibition

Event: 4th International Biennale Artists' Show

Dates: June 12, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Venue: Nina Torres Fine Art, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Bayshore, Miami, Florida, USA

International Exhibition

Event: Sentimental

Dates: Dec. 1, 2012 - Dec. 30, 2012

Venue: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Solo Exhibition

Event: The Artist Project Toronto

Dates: March 2, 2012 - March 6, 2012

Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

International Exhibition

Event: The Artist Project

Dates: Feb. 13, 2011 - Feb. 17, 2011

Venue: Exhibition Place, Toronto

International Exhibition

Event: Contemporary Art Network Exhibition

Dates: Jan. 10, 2010 - Jan. 24, 2010

Venue: New Arts Centre, New York City, New York

International Group Exhibition

Event: Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea

Dates: Dec. 5, 2009 - Dec. 16, 2009

Venue: Fortessa da Basso, Florence Italy

International Art Exhibition

Event: Mirrors of the Invisible

Dates: Jan. 15, 2009 - Feb. 1, 2009

Venue: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, East 25 street, NYC

International Group Exhibition

Event: Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea

Dates: Dec. 2, 2007 - Dec. 15, 2007

Venue: Fortessa da Basso, Florence Italy

International Art Exhibition


 

Biography

I am an internationally collected multidisciplinary painter and sculptor living and working in Toronto. While my main focus is Abstract Expressionist painting,  I also have a passion for sculpting, painting, and drawing the human form for which I was academically trained at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. 

For the most part, my abstract work is bold and entirely conceptual. I create with a gestural brushwork to convey emotion and reaction.  I begin by randomly applying a heavy-bodied Gesso base to the canvas to create an impromptu geometric design.  Using this design as a template for acrylic paint application, I employ large brushes and palette knives allowing the paint freedom to drip while scraping out areas of interest to reveal the underpainting.

In 2007, after first having a successful career in healthcare, I moved into art full time with the opening of my own gallery in Toronto where I represented myself along with approximately twenty other artists. 

In 2015 I made the decision to sell the gallery in order to focus entirely on my own work.

Over the last twelve years, I have had the opportunity to exhibit in solo and group shows within Canada, the United States, and worldwide. Featured on several occasions in American Art Collector magazine since 2009, my work is found in private and public collections in Canada, the USA, and Europe.

I would say that I have been most influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement of post World War II America such as the works of Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, Hans Hofmann as well as the works of Joan Mitchell and Canadian artist, Jean Albert McEwen

"For me, the use of music, texture, and movement are the most important components in the creative process" Joyce Fournier 2020


 
 
 
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