"Jiimaan", Canoes are Ojibwe traditional vessels. An award that allowed me time to work.. REVEAL Indigenous Art Award May 2017, The Hnatyshyn Foundation, awarded 150 Indigenous artists across Canada. We attended the ceremony at the Governor general's house in Winnipeg. I know our ancestors were with us. "Mon art est ma déclaration sur ma vie en tant que Anishinabe kwe à travers la langue de art contemporain. Ma recherche consiste à réviser l'histoire d'un point de vue autochtone, à respectez et connectez toute la vie. En tant qu'artiste et professeur, j'ai travaillé pendant ma vie à apporter l'art indigène au monde."
“Tradition In Transformation", oil/acrylic on canvas 65x106 inches 2017, Inspired by my late eldest sister Valerie’s star blankets. Our traditions remain constant. We express our teachings in new ways and art forms. Opening of Indigenous Art Exhibition of 40 artists at the Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk St Brantford, Sat May 25, 2019 at 7pm. Painted a few years ago is Tradition In Transformation 165x269 cm inspired by my late sister Valerie’s star blankets, this work expresses balance and positive energy for mother earth following the Seven Mishomis Teachings that guide us in the transformations of todays world.
Janice Toulouse is an Ojibwe artist and instructor, born, Serpent River First Nation, Northern, Ontario. Lives in Ontario, Currently doing a painting retreat in Europe. 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 Canada 150 Indigenous Art Award in 2017.
“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
- Artist Talks, OCADU’s - Ontario College of Art University, Toronto. October 24, Toronto,
- Indigenous Student Centre, Suzanne Morrissette's, Graduate class, Peter Morin's class October 25
- Opening: Great and North" Indigenous America; 759 artists,Imago Mundi-Benetton, Oct 24 2018 Onsite Gallery, Toronto
- -Artist Talk, Universite de Toulouse Jean Jaurez, Dec 2018. Toulouse, France
- -Artist Retreat, Europe Feb 2019
- Opening of Indigenous Art Exhibition of 40 artists at the Woodland Cultural Centre 184 Mohawk St Brantford, Sat May 25, 2019 at 7pm. I have 3 works, one is Tradition In Transformation 165x269 cm inspired by my late sister Valerie’s star blankets, this work expresses balance and positive energy for mother earth following the Seven Mishomis Teachings that guide us in the transformations of todays world.
- -Artist Talk, Canada Women's Conference, University de Bordeaux, June 12, 13, 2019