jjoos@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Artist Statement

Chauve-souris V
Chauve-souris V
Jacquard szövés, len
150 x 100 cm, 2009

My goal is to tame life through art. I make art as I live; I ask questions, I follow quests, I share discoveries and I look for solutions. I confront contradictions in my work between the visual arts and the crafts, between the narrative and the formal, between traditional techniques and digital technologies.

I move from narrative, figurative

Chauve-souris VIII
Chauve-souris VIII
Jacquard weaving, linen
150 x 100 cm, 2012

images to more formal representations; I often work with recognizable symbols that I turn into abstractions. I use digital software, Photoshop and Pointcarré, because of their creative potential but I remain faithful to traditional visual arts techniques like drawing, printmaking and weaving.

Bio

Hecate
Hecate
Jacquard weaving, linen
150 x 100 cm, 2012

Julianna Joos is a Canadian artist, of Hungarian origin, from Montréal. Her professional career started thirty years ago; she has had over twenty solo shows and has participated in more than a hundred group shows around the world. She has won two international awards: Premio Acqui (Italy, 2005) and Voir Grand (Montréal, 2002).

She works both in Jacquard weaving and printmaking. She has a BFA from Concordia and a Masters degree in Visual Arts from Université du Québec à Montréal; she presently teaches at Dawson College in the Fine Arts Department.