CONTACT: ioana.bertrand.art@gmail.com


My artistic work and explorations continue, between various travels, 
and I share some of them on my Facebook Pages:


You are invited to visit and comment! 



UPCOMING  EXHIBIT:
AFFORDABLE  ART  FAIR
Artworks priced $ 150.- or less
Curated by Tiffany MacIsaac

July 26 - August 7, 2019


The Freedom Factory
22 Dovercourt Rd [& Queen Str W]
Toronto


Opening Reception: Sunday, July 28, 12 - 4 pm
DJ, live painting, shopping



2018 IN  REVIEW:

Participated to 19 collective exhibits and events [for details see News -- Past Exhibits], 
had 3 solo shows, 
took a week-long watercolour workshop with Ron Hazell 
to perfect painting water in all its forms,
and visited my ailing elderly mother in Switzerland multiple times.

         


2017  IN  REVIEW:
 
Participated to the DVAC and TWS Spring & Fall shows celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary, 
and to 7 other group shows at John B. Aird Gallery, Artusiasm Gallery & The Freedom Factory
[see 'Past Exhibits' for details]
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I  travelled for three months through New Zealand, enjoying Summer at the antipodes, and also visited Switzerland three times.

              

In the second half of 2017 I have been deeply affected by the loss of my 95-year-old father. 
I am mourning him still. 



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2016 IN  REVIEW:

I had 3 solo exhibits and participated to 10 collective shows during 2016, 
between four trips to Switzerland to care for my parents.

In June & July, I travelled across Newfoundland - pictures and comments to be found on Facebook.
Some of the paintings were displayed in the OPAS show, the others somewhere later.

I have also been affected by the decline of my elderly parents and their poor health, 
and that has obviously influenced my art. 
I find trees continue to express my emotions and thoughts well, as you can see here:

 
                
Yesterday, TWS Award of Merit                       Afeared II                                                              Inside-Out IV

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2015  IN  REVIEW:

During this year I participated to seven collective exhibits and had two solo shows.


I also attended several inspiring art classes over the Summer: 
  = Fold, Tear and Cut [paper] at the TSA with Donnelly Smallwood, and
= Printmaking at CTS with Dawn Hemmy

                                  
Elliptoid, scored paper construction       Persistence, lt.ed. etching on Japanese paper               Map, rice paper and ink

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2014  IN  REVIEW:

At the beginning of 2014 I focused on finishing my 3-year visual art programme at the Art Centre, 
graduating from CTS at the end of June.   During that time, I developed three series of works:

                                                            = Gestation/ Germination, a series of sculptures, installations and 3-D pods
                                                            = Groves, a series of abstracted acrylic paintings and drawings
                                                            = Fractured, a series of large acrylic paintings with palette knives

                                                                         
                                                             Gestating, hydrocal & cotton mesh                                 Summer Grove, abstract acrylic
                                                              sculpture, January 2014 [detail]                                      painting, March 2014   [detail]  


In September 2014 I went painting outdoors with OPAS 
for most of a week in Killarney, and another week in Killbear Provincial Park.


Between October and December 2014 I had 4 solo exhibits 
and participated to one collective show.

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Solo Exhibits in Preparation:
GERMINATIONS
Fibre Sculptures

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STORY  HOUSES  II
More paintings of bygone rural life

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CONTACT: ioana.bertrand.art@gmail.com