Caravagio exhibition in Paris a few years ago visiting my daughter Lea
Janice Toulouse senior Ojibwe artist with a long history of international exhibitions. A member of Garden River First Nation, lives in Baawaating -Sault Ste Marie & Paris Fr. A dedicated painting practice, exhibited internationally 40 years. MFA Concordia University, Montreal. Art professor taught at Emily Carr University 20 years. Selected Awards: NMAI Residency in New York 2002, Canada Council 2006, REVEAL Canada 150 2017, OAC Indigenous Arts Award 2019. “My art is storytelling in paintings on my life as an Anishinaabe Kwe. An artist and teacher, during my lifetime I have worked to bring Indigenous art to the world." A descendant of Chief Shingwaukonse family by my mother Florence Pine. Selected Solo exhibitions: Galerie Fulgence, first Indigenous gallery in Paris 1990's, Espace St Cyprien, Toulouse 1986, Sacred Circle Gallery, Seattle 1999, American Indian Community Gallery, New York 2006, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Manitoulin Is 2020-21, and YYZ Gallery, Toronto 1980
This summer I attended my Installation in Montreal, then flew to Paris to visit my family.
La Centrale galerie Powerhouse est fière de présenter l’exposition de vitrine 𝘼𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙖𝙗𝙚 𝙆𝙬𝙚 𝙖̀ 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚́𝙖𝙡 de l’artiste 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲, du 1er juillet au 21 août 2022. L’exposition 𝘼𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙖𝙗𝙚 𝙆𝙬𝙚 𝙖̀ 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚́𝙖𝙡 parle de l’expérience de l’artiste en tant que femme et peintre autochtone. Pour sa première exposition publique à Montréal, 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 présente deux peintures et un film créant ensemble une installation pensée comme un hommage à la Terre Mère. Ses peintures mêlant abstrait et figuratif partent du spirituel et sont teintées de son expérience et du génocide. La Centrale galerie Powerhouse is proud to present the window exhibition 𝘼𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙖𝙗𝙚 𝙆𝙬𝙚 𝙖̀ 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚́𝙖𝙡 by the artist 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲, from July 1st to August 21st, 2022. The exhibition 𝘼𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙖𝙗𝙚 𝙆𝙬𝙚 𝙖̀ 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙚́𝙖𝙡 speaks of the artist’s experience as an Indigenous woman painter. For her first public exhibition in Montreal, 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 presents two paintings and a film, together creating an installation thought as a tribute to Mother Earth. Her paintings, mixing abstract and figurative, start from the spiritual and are drawn from her experience and genocide. La Centrale galarie Powerhouse aapiji-maamiikwendam ji-zhinoomaaget waasetchigan zhinoomaagewin Anishinaabe Kwe Moonyaang nji-sa etisiged Janice Toulouse, pii-aawong maadigizad Miin-giizis piinash Mnominike-giizis niishtana-shi-bezhig nsaganogozid, 2022. Njiken ji-zhinoomaading ntam gonad mzinchiganag megwaa yaad maaba mesnibiiget da-zhisemgwad Naanan-giizhigak, maadigisad Miin-giizis pii-piichaag Naana-dibagbaneg pii-nash niizhwaaswi-dibaganeg shki-naakshig. Maanda dash zhinoomaagewin Anishinaabe Kwe Moonyaang dibaachigaade maaba mesnibiiget gaa-zhi-kendang bimaadiziwin ezhi-Anishinaabe-kwe-wid e-tisiged. Image : Janice Toulouse, 𝘈𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳 𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘴, 2020. Mzinchiganag dibenjigan: Anang Dibendaasowin, tisige-zhoobiigigan teg egpagaak-zhiigin 64 x 82 ngo-dibagaanhs 2020
Installation at Galerie La Centrale Montreal July 1 & Aug 21 2022 I attended the opening to do a video talk. Presented large format paintings and a film on residential school I made in Montreal while a Graduate student in 1980.
Read the article at Concordia: (copy&paste) University https://www.concordia.ca/content/shared/en/news/offices/advancement/2021/12/15/ojibwe-painter-janice-toulouse-shows-how-indigenous-traditions-can-offerguidance.html
Some new works with deep meaning. I just moved to Homelands, working on a new art project to show some works to the public.
Studio work on the shores of SW Georgian Bay was to research and study Anishinaabek lands and waters. Adding final touch... May 2022
The Native Children's Hidden Bones at Residential Schools 42x54 2021. I had a vision offering healing to the children's spirits. I was taken away with my siblings to Residential School in the 50's, I was held in a residential school for babies. We survived Canada's colonial horror. Even as a painter for 40 years, I've mostly shown in Indigenous exhibitions, would like to expand this frame.