Liceul de Arte Plastice Nicolae Tonitza, Bucarest  

Université de Genève, Switzerland

University of Toronto

Central Tech [3-year adult art programme at the Art Centre]

  • Don Valley Art Club
  • Toronto Watercolour Society
  • Murmurations Art Collective
  • Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour [Associate]


Ioana Bertrand's paintings, prints and installations can be found in private collections in 

Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, the United States, Bangladesh and Hungary.


Honorable Mention for the HEAD RIVER BIRCH watercolour in the OPAS 2013 juried art exhibit at Hangman Gallery.

Award of Merit for the YESTERDAY watercolour in the TWS 2015 juried art exhibit at Todmorden Mills

Honourable Mention for the BREEZY DAY acrylic painting in the DVAC show 'Illuminations' at Todmorden Mills Gallery.

DVAC George Shane Award of Excellence - in the Abstract or Non-Representational category 
for the RED RADIANCE # 2 acrylic painting, in the DVAC Spring 2021 online show "Celebrating Creativity'

Solo Exhibits

March 2019 - Story Houses, Acrylic and Watercolours, Montgomery's Inn, Etobicoke

November 2018 - Sky Trees, Watercolour and Screen-prints, Lazy Daisy's Cafe, Toronto

October 2018 - Foglie, Limited Edition Block Prints and Screen-prints, Lazy Daisy's Cafe, Toronto

September 2018 - Killarney, Acrylic Plein-air Landscapes, Lazy Daisy's Cafe, Toronto

March 2016 - Arborum, Limited Edition Screenprints and Mixed Media, Montgomery's Inn [Briarly Room], Toronto

February 2016 - Groves, Abstract Acrylic Paintings, University of Toronto Faculty Club 

                               foglie, Limied Edition Block Printing, University of Tortonto Faculty Club, W.D.Foulds Room

November 2015 – Fragments, Watercolour and Acrylic Paintings, Second Cup Cafe, Toronto

December 2014 – Veiled Skies, Watercolours, Rainbow Cinemas/CARFAC

December 2014 – Windswept, Acrylic Landscapes, Wunderland Gallery & Cafe

November 2014 – Fractured Groves, Abstracted Acrylic Paintings, North York Library

October /November 2014 – Tapestry, Large Abstract Paintings, Carlton Gallery/AFAC

October 2013 – In Praise of Good Husbands, Limited Edition Prints, S. Walter Stewart TPL

September 2013 – Season’s Swirl, Limited Edition Block Printing, Grapefruit Moon, Toronto

June 2013 – Natural Abstractions, Abstract Acrylic Paintings, Runnymede TPL

September 2012 - Sub Divo, Landscape Painting, University of Toronto Faculty Club

January 2012 – Lumière boréale,  Watercolours and Limited Edition Prints, Deer Park Library

March 2011 – Aotearoa Reflections, New Zealand Paintings, Fairview TPL



Juried Group Exhibits

May 2021 - Sculpture 2021 - John B. Aird Gallery

December 2020 - 36th Annual Fall Juried Online Aquavision

November 2019 - Print 2019, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

October 2019 - 35th Aquavision, TWS juried show, Twist Gallery, Toronto

June 2019 - 34th Spring Aquavision, TWS juried show, Todmorden Mills Gallery, Toronto

December 2018 - As I See It, juried by Overzealous Art Collective, at Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto

July 2018 - The Print Show, juried show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto

May 2018 - 33rd Spring Aquavision, TWS juried show, Todmorden Mills Gallery, Toronto

September 2017 - 33rd Fall Aquavision, TWS juried show, J.D.Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto

October 2016 - 32nd Aquavision, TWS juried exhibition, Todmorden Mills Gallery, Toronto

February 2016 - Black and White Ball VI, Propeller Gallery, Toronto

October/ November 2015 – 31st Aquavision, TWS juried exhibition, Todmorden Mills

June 2015 – Watermark 2015, CSWPC juried exhibition, Santa Fe Gallery, Owen Sound

April 2015 – 30th Aquavision, TWS juried exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Center

May 2014 – Envol , an art exhibit of the Graduating Class, CTS Art Gallery

August – November 2013 -  OPAS/ Capital One Juried Art Show, Canadian Head Office

May 2013 – Spring Aquavision 2013, Toronto Watercolour Society Juried Exhibit,  J.D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto

June 2012 - August 2013 – Commemorating 200 Years of Peace, Medallic Arts Society Juried Exhibit, Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines

May 2012 – Photo-Op, 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery



Non-Juried Collective Exhibits

April 2021 - DVAC Online Celebrating Creativity

November 2020 - DVAC Online Fall Art Show and Sale

July 2020 - The Watercolour Show - Gerrard Art Space, Toronto and online

June 2020 - DVAC Art Online

February 2020 - The Textile Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto

December 2019 - 30th Mistletoe Magic, John B. Aird Gallery fundraiser, Toronto

November 2019 - Art in All Sizes, DVAC Fall Show and Sale, Todmorden Mills, Toronto

October 2019 - The Square Foot Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto

July 2019 - Summer Affordable Art Fair, The Freedom Factory, Toronto

May 2019 - Illuminations, DVAC Annual Sale and Awards Show, Todmorden Mills, Toronto

March 2019 - Artists in the Garden at Canada Blooms, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

February 2019 - The Textile Show, Fibre sculptures, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto

January 2019 - Six Directions, Acrylics and Lt.Ed. Prints, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Etobicoke

January 2019 - Finding Solace in a Landscape, Watercolours, Neighbourhood Gallery, NUUC, Toronto

December 2018 - Holiday Gift Fair, Tranzac Club, Toronto

December 2018 - Mistletoe Magic, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

November 2018 - Small Works 1, Gallery 1313, Toronto

November 2018 - Precious Snowflakes, Yellow House Gallery, Toronto

November 2018 - Does Size Matter? DVAC Annual Winter Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto

October/ November 2018 - Clebrations 2018, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

September/October 2018 - TWS fundraiser at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto

August 2018 - My City, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

May 2018 - Expressions, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

May 2018 - Celebrating 70 Years of Artmaking, DVAC Spring Show, Papermill Art Gallery, Toronto 

April 2018 - Shedding Light on Shadow, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

March 2018 - Celebration, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

March 2018 - Artists in the Garden at Canada Blooms, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

March 2018 - An Ode to Women, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

March 2018 - Painting Ceiling Tiles for Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto

January 2018 - Figuratively Speaking, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

January 2018 - Land, River and Sea, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

November 2017 - Mistletoe Magic, John B. Aird Gallery Fundraiser

November 2017 - A Show Within A Show, DVAC Fall Exhibit, Papermill Gallery, Toronto

October 2017 - Altered Reality, The Freedom Factory, Toronto

October 2017 - Textures, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

September 2017 - Fall Colours, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

August 2017 - Imagination, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

July/August 2017 - Animal Kingdom, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

June/July 2017 - Heaven on Earth, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto

June 2017 - 33rd Aquavision, TWS show, Paper Mill Gallery, Toronto

May 2017 - Painting our Canada, DVAC exhibit, Todmorden Mills, Toronto

December 2016 - Holiday Bazaar, Ben Navaee Gallery, Leslieville

November 2016 - A Show Within A Show, DVAC Holiday exhibit, Todmorden Mills

October 2016 - In The Open Air, OPAS annual show, Riverdale Gallery, Toronto

May 2016 - Spring Into Summer, DVAC show, Papermill Gallery/ Todmorden Mills

April 2016 - Face and Figure, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto

March 2016 - Spring Has Sprung, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto

February/ March 2016 - Constructed Art to Sculpture, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto

January/February 2016 - Abstract 2016, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto

November/ December 2015 – A Show Within A Show, DVAC Art show and sale, Todmorden Mills

October 2015 – Visions in the Open Air II, OPAS Annual Show 2015, Project Gallery

March 2015 – Spring Has Sprung, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto

November 2014 – Visions in the Open Air, OPAS annual show 2014, Project Gallery

June 2014 – The CTS Annual Student and Staff Art Exhibition 2014

November 2013 – In the Open Air, OPAS Annual Show 2013, Hangman Gallery

June 2013 – The Art Centre Annual Student Exhibit 2013

March 2013 – Art for All Canada, Metro Hall Rotunda, Toronto

March, May, June 2012 – various displays and exhibits of student work at the Central Gallery and the Art Centre, Toronto

November  2008, 2009 – Mistletoe Magic, J. B. Aird Gallery, Toronto



Art Courses 


  • Watercolour painting with Brian Hoxha
  • Life drawing
  • Portrait drawing and painting 
  • Acrylic landscape painting



  • Northern Tech
    • watercolour advanced with Brian Hoxha
  • Central Tech
    • Woodworking 
    • Paint the City with Gareth Bates
    • Printmaking with Dawn Hemmy
    • Portraiture
    • Ceramic 
  • Fold, Tear, Cut with Donnelly Smallwood

Volunteer Artistic Activities

    • Costume designer & seamstress of Hawthorne II school production of Hamlet, directed by award-winning playwright Judith Thompson
    • Wrote and performed puppet plays in French, created puppets & props to complement Extended French curriculum in TDSB
    • Developed Sunday School curriculum for 3 age levels, enhanced with memorable crafts and kinetic games; taught these classes for 9 years.
    • Made costumes and props for various school productions
    • Created religious puzzles, church models, puppets, miniature vestments, Montessori-type presentation materials, etc.
    • Created installations with natural materials or fiber art.