Jeu d'enfant, acrylic sur lin 200cm x 150cm, 2017 (healing begins from conception to birth)
Bibliography of critical reviews 2016 Ogema ou la femme a l'honneur, http://thelasource.com/fr/ 2010 Tradition into Abstraction:The Painted Work of Janice Toulouse. B.Regal-Cellard, France University Press 2008 Izhizkwe-To leave tracks, Sherry Farrel Raceme, Exhibition of Concordia's Indigenous Alumni, Montreal 2006 Toulouse Shingwaak heals through her art, Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today 2005 Eloquent statement of cultural pain, Elain Hujer, Hamilton Spectator 2001 NMAI Native Artist Residency Award, Native Peoples Magazine, New York 2000 A road trip for the soul, Joline Davis, Wawatay News, Thunder Bay 2001 The long road home, The Traveling Alter Native Medicine Show, Sheila Farr, Seattle Times, WA 2000 The Traveling Alter Native Medicine Show, A Journey of Many Journeys, essay L.Todd, Catalogue, Janet Clarke
My mother Florence Pine
Ojibwe in canoes at Baawating - Sault Ste Marie 40's
Train station on my rez Genaabaaging.. Serpent River, 50's
Grandmother Alice Meawasige, little Joanie, my sister Valerie McCue, mom Florence, the Toronto Native Centre 1970's.
I am a storyteller, I teach traditional storytelling in a contemporary style and my students love it. As a teacher I spend a lot of time talking about other artists work. Many Native artists have been written out of history. I bring their art to the world. This is my mom Florence Pine Toulouse, she believed in me as an artist in the days when it was not popular to be one. Ojibwe canoes in Sault Ste Marie. The train station on my Rez in Serpent River, A fire destroyed the station in the late 50's. My grandma Alice Meawasige and I had to spend a winter in one room that had a wood stove. We wallpapered the burnt walls with newspaper, This was my first introduction to the outside world. I'm sure it inspired me to make art. My family life, watching my grandma make sweetgrass and quill baskets and running through the woods, was my childhood inspiration. World travels and connection to the local art community have also influenced my art to bring it to the forefront of contemporary art. In May 2017, I visited my birthplace on the Anishinabek Serpent River First Nation with my brother Glen & daughter Lea.
Art & history & press
Review of Lauzerte, France exhibition
Boy Bowie, my painted "Blank Boy Canvas" April 2017. Group show travels to Singapore.
Izhizkwe - Making Tracks, I was the first Indigenous artist to graduate from Concordia University in Montreal.
My art history students, Emily Carr University 2016
Tian Tian Xiang Shiang opening at Art Beatus April 21, 2017. Artist collaborators, art project by Danny Yung, curator Paul Wong.
Solo Show, Fulgence Gallery, Paris 1994
Hamilton review of my art
Anishinabek News, from Garden River to Paris France
Seattle Times: Traveling Medicine Show 2000
A retrospective slideshow of 38 years of painting.. my art history