Janice Toulouse is an Ojibwe artist and instructor, born, Serpent River First Nation, Northern, Ontario. Lives in Ontario, currently attending an artist residency in Switzerland. A dedicated painting practice, exhibiting internationally 36 years. MFA from Concordia University, Montreal. Toulouse is a recipient of awards such as the National Museum of the American Indian award and residency in New York and won a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award in 2017.
Taught Painting and Indigenous Art 20 years, Emily Carr University of Art, Vancouver.
“My art is my statement on my life as an Anishinabe kwe through the language of contemporary art. My research is revising history from an Indigenous perspective, to respect and connect all life. As an artist and teacher, during my lifetime I have worked to bring Indigenous art to the world." I am from Grand Chief Shingwauk family from my mother Florence Pine, I earned the name Shingwauk Kwe and a high ranking name from the West Coast.. Exhibitions: Salon des Independants, Grand Palais 2012, Paris.. AICH Gallery, 2006 New York. Aboriginal Art Centre, 1999, Ottawa, Sacred Circle Gallery, 2001,Seattle. Represented by Fulgence Gallery, the first Native American gallery in Paris 1990-94.
Upcoming & Recent 2018, 2019 Artist Talks, Conferences on my Art
-Artist Talk, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Oct 19 2018.
-Artist Talk, OCADU, October 24, 10-11:30m, Suzanne Morrissette's, Graduate class,Toronto,ON
-Artist Talk, OCADU’s - Ontario College of Art University, Indigenous Student Centre, October 24, Toronto, ON
-Artist Talk, OCADU Peter Morin's class October 25, Toronto, ON
-Artist Talk, Universite de Toulouse Jean Jaurez, Dec 2018. Toulouse, France
-Artist Residency, France Feb 2019
-Artist Talk, University de Bordeaux, June 12, 13, 2019
- Imago Mundi a Benetton global exhibition "Great and North", in Venice October 2017.
- Indigenous America; 759 artists. October 24 2018 Toronto OCAD Onsite Gallery.
- " Attended opening, presented 3 Artist Talks at OCADU!