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Joani Tremblay holds an MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University (2017) and was the recipient of the Vladimir J. Elgart Graduate Scholarship and the Quebec Master Research Fellowship, FRQSC. Tremblay’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions notably in Los Angeles (Kantor LA), Stockholm (Pony Sugar), New York City (NADA NY), Tokyo (3331 Arts Chiyoda), Edmonton (Latitude 53), Toronto (Zalucky Contemporary) and in group exhibitions notably in Brooklyn (Interstate Projects), New York (Asya Geisberg Gallery), Los Angeles (00-LA), Romania (Bucharest Art Week), Denver (Dateline Gallery), Mexico City (Material Art Fair) and Montreal (Parisian Laundry). In 2017 and 2018, she was a finalist for the RBC Painting Competition. She has participated in residencies in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo, and has upcoming residencies at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and The New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation (NARS) both in New York, as well as White Leaves Residency in New Mexico. She is the recipient of numerous grants, the most recent of which is The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (2018). Her work appeared notably in Maake Magazine, Daily Lazy, Gather Journal, Canadian Art, Art Observed and ArtFCity. She is the former Co-founder/ Co-director of Projet Pangée (Montreal) (2015-2018), an artist-run gallery in Montreal.



Joani Tremblay


2017 Master in Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Concordia University

2012 Bachelor in Visual Arts, UQAM

Artist Residencies 

2021 (upcoming) International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn

2020 (upcoming) Residency The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation, New York

2020 (upcoming) Residency White Leaves Residency, New Mexico

2018 Residency Eastside International (ESXLA), Los Angeles

2015 Residency Fellini, Berlin

2014 Residency 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

Solo Exhibitions

2018 The Space in Between, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto

2018 Wanderlust, Kantor LA, Los Angeles

2017 Wandering, Pony Sugar, Stockholm, Sweden

2017 Solo booth, NADA New York 2017, Skylight Clarkson North, New York City

2016 Experimental Approaches to The Landscape Gaze and Art Globalization, MFA Gallery, Montreal

2016 Landscape Gaze and Breezy Erudition, and What About Formal Freedom?, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Edmonton

2016 Landscape Gaze and Breezy Erudition, and What About Formal Freedom?, Alberta Printmakers Gallery, Calgary

2016 Hidden Places, tAd Gallery, Denton, Texas

2015 Landscape Gaze and Breezy Erudition, and What About Formal Freedom?, Galerie d’art d’Outremont, Outremont

2015 Open Spaces, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto 

2014 I Don’t Know About My Dreams Anymore, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

2013 Rootlessness Solo Exhibition Series, DRAFTspace, New York City

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2019 Plastic Garden, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York

2019 Red Sky at Morning, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn

2019 Practice, curated by Drawer NY, Vacation, New York 

2018 Hidden Valley, 00-LA, Los Angeles

2018 RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2018, The Power Plant, Toronto

2018 Real Shapes, Dateline gallery, curated by Aaron Mulligan, Denver

2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2017, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

2017 Paradise Express, Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Papier Art Fair, Projet Pangée, Montreal

2017 Flora and Animalism at Material Art Fair, Mexico

2016 Bucharest Art Week, curator Oana Tanase, Romania

2016 These may (not) be places, Studio Sixty-Six, Ottawa 

2016 Collision 16, Parisian Laundry, Montreal 

2016 Tangerine Dream Collective (Elise Windsor, Sarah Osborne and Joani Tremblay), Projet Pangée, Montreal

2016 Nouveaux regards sur l’art imprimé (Print Media Festival), Maison de la culture Villeray-Saint-
Michel-Parc-Extension, Montreal

2015 Past It On, Galerie d’Este, Montreal

2014 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, Ontario

2014 Space Between, Glass Gallery, The Museum School of Boston, Boston

2014 The Artist Project / Untapped Emerging Artists, Exhibition Place, Toronto

2013 D3: Drawing Lab Dessin, MFA Gallery, Montreal

2013 Papier 13, Pangée Gallery, Montreal

2013 Sonates pour paysages, Caravansérail Art Center, Rimouski

Awards & Recognition

2018 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, international

2018 RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2018 Shortlist, The Power Plant, Toronto

2017 Canada Council for the Arts: Explore and Create grant, Canada

2017 RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2017 Shortlist, National Gallery of Canada

2016 Travel Grant for exhibition at Bucharest Art Week (Romania), CALQ, Québec 

2016 Travel Grant for exhibition at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture (Edmonton), CALQ, Québec 

2014-2016    Research Grant, The Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Quebec

2015 Mobility Award for residency at Residency Fellini (Berlin), Concordia University, Montreal 

2014 Vladimir J. Elgart Graduate Scholarship Concordia University, Montreal 

2014 Fine Arts Travel Award for a residency at 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo), Concordia University, Montreal

2013 Conference and Exhibition Award for the SGC International Print Conference (San Francisco),
Concordia University, Montreal 

Workshops & Presentations

2018 Panelist (moderator David Balzer), Conversations on an Emerging Market, Art Toronto 2018, Toronto

2018 Panelist (moderator Alexandre Mogharaei, BAAM), Le collectionnement : passion et implication,
Foire Papier 2018, Montreal

2018 Mentor / instructor, ARTCH (The Emerging Art Market) / Conseil des arts de Montréal, Montreal

2017 Jury Member Albert Dumouchel Price, Arprim Artist-Run Center, Montreal

2017 Artist Talk, Collège de Valleyfield, Valleyfield

2016 Speaker, Cerefrea Conference, Villa Noël, Centre Régional Francophone de Recherches Avancées
en Sciences Sociales en Roumanie, Romania

2016 Artist talk, Bucharest Art Week, curator Oana Tanase, Romania

2016 Artist talk, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Edmonton

2014 Visiting Artist, Creative Writing, Université du troisième âge, Sherbrooke University

2014 Visiting Artist, Undergraduate Digital Media, Concordia University, Montreal

2014 Kid’s Stitch Workshop, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo

2013 Lecturer Hexagrad Talks, Concordia University, Montreal

2013 Artist Talk and Video Interview, Caravansérail Art Center, Rimouski


2019 Part-time faculty, 510-GBC-HY (Initiation to digital image processing), Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe College

2019 Part-time faculty, 510-ARV-HY (Visual Arts), Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe College

2019 Part-time faculty, 510-ARG-HY (Painting 2), Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe College

2018 Part-time faculty, 510-ARB-HY (Painting 1), Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe College 

2016 Part-time faculty, Draw 200 (Drawing 1), Studio Arts, Undergraduate, Concordia University, Montreal

2016 Part-time faculty, PRIN 241 (Processes in Digital Print Media I & 2), Studio Arts, Undergraduate,
Concordia University, Montreal

Teaching Assistant First Class - FFAR 250/3 (Keywords: Reading the Arts across the Disciplines), Fines Arts, Undergraduate, Concordia University, Montreal

Publications (selected)

2019 Issue 9, Maake Magazine, curated by Hein Koh 

2018 Daily Lazy feature

2018 Artworks feature, Gather Journal, Summer 2018, New York, print

2018 “Finalists Announced for RBC Canadian Painting Competition”, Canadian Art, June 27, 2018

2018 Booooooom - Artist Spotlight: Joani Tremblay

2017 Kovler, Anna. “Emerging Artists Take Centre Stage: National Gallery Hosts 19th Annual RBC Painting Competition”, National Gallery of Canada, October 4, 2017

2017 Scribner, Matthew. “3 Concordians on painting contest shortlist” Concordia University, Sept. 2017 

2017 “15 Artists Named Finalists in RBC Canadian Painting Competition”, Canadian Art, July 6, 2017

2017 “The next generation of Canadian painters”, The Chronicle Herald, July 11, 2017

2017 Hedstierna, Snövit. “Matta formsqråk i ansqråk”, Cap&Design, Sweden, #2, 2017

2017 Creahan, D. “AO on-site–New York: NADA NY at Skylight Clarkson North”, Art Observed, March 5, 2017

2017 Farley, Michael Anthony. “Material Light on Substance, Heavy With Dick Pics”, ArtFCity, February 10, 2017

2017 Creahan, D. “AO on-site–Mexico City: Material Art Fair at Expo Reforma”, Art Observed, February 13, 2017

2017 “Special Feature: Material Art Fair 2017”, Art Viewer, February 19, 2017 

2017 Makoszay, Eduardo. “Los 7 mejores proyectos de Material Art Fair 2017”, Creators Vice, February 10, 2017

2016 Twerdy, Saelan. “6 New Montreal Art Spaces to Watch“, Canadian Art (features), November 29, 2016

2016 Webb, Nancy. “Spiffy Moves II”, 2016

2016 R. Radin Sara. “Tangerine Dream Collective”, Culture Island, 2016

2016 Kirchner, Christie. “Joani Tremblay – Landscape Gaze and Breezy Erudition, and What About
Formal Freedom?”, essay published by Alberta Printmakers 

2016 Boucher and Lecland. “Tangerine Dream Collective“, Le Vadrouilleur Urbain, March 8, 2016

2016 Rainbow, Greta. “Projet Pangée né Galerie”, The Belgo Report, January 27, 2016 

2016 John Pohl. “Drawing Is the New Painting”, Montreal Gazette, January 16, 2016

2016 Drawing Is the New Painting exhibition, Joani Tremblay interview with Anne-Marie Kirouac,
“Le retour à la maison”, CIBL radio, 101.5 FM 

2016 Boucher and Lecland. “L’actualité en images – Drawing Is the New Painting (CA)“,
Le Vadrouilleur Urbain, January 16, 2016

2015 Ruhdorfer, Adele and Emily Beauchamp. “Joani Tremblay”, SOI Publications, Issue No. 4

2015 Diederichs, Rebecca. “Getting Lost – On the drawings and prints of Joani Tremblay”, essay
published by Open Studio Artist Run Centre

2015 Pass It On, Exhibition catalog, Galerie d’Este, Montreal

2014 Zacharias, Michelle. “I Don’t Know About My Dreams Anymore”, Viewed from the Outside


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