Janice Toulouse Ojibwe artist, born in Serpent River, lives on the SW shore of Georgian Bay, Ontario and Paris part of the year. A dedicated painting practice, exhibiting internationally 40 years. MFA Concordia University, Montreal. Awards: NMAI Residency in New York 2002, Canada Council 2006, REVEAL Canada 150 2017, OAC Indigenous Arts Award 2019. I self funded most of my art projects by teaching. “My art is storytelling in paintings on my life as an Ojibwe Woman. As an artist and teacher, during my lifetime I have worked to bring Indigenous art to the world." Descendant of Chief Shingwaukonse family, my mother Florence Pine's grandfather, International Solo exhibitions include; Galerie Fulgence first Indigenous gallery in Paris 1990's, Espace St Cyprien Toulouse 1986, Sacred Circle Gallery Seattle 1999, American Indian Community Gallery NYC 2006, Bourget Gallery Montreal 2008, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Manitoulin Island, 2020-21
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 home for babies. We survived Canada's colonial horror. Even as a painter for 40 years, I've mostly shown in Indigenous exhibitions, Canadian art opens doors for only a select few as International artists. I mean to retire yet I still get called to create.
Thunderbird Nimkii Benisii 42x54 2022. Need to reshoot this with my Nikon, waiting for warmer weather
Ancestral Braids 42x54 2020
Jiibi The Red Road 60x80 2018
My time here on the shores of Georgian Bay is to research and study the land and waters. In process... Apr 2022
Excited to announce my upcoming Installation at Galerie La Centrale Montreal! July 1 & Aug 21 2022. I will be attending. Press will be posted..
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