Johanne's Biography


Johanne Hémond is originally from Montréal but has been a Victoria resident for over fifteen years. She finds inspiration in the environment that surrounds her.

"My artwork is an outward projection of my internal landscapes. It reflects the range of emotional textures that I bring to my world. It starts with a base that builds into lines and/or texture. Drips, splatters, wiped surfaces and the application of thick layers of colour are all part of the process. 

My work is abstract, with figurative or landscape elements. I love the idea of the viewer attempting to decipher my work. My surroundings and the beauty that Mother Nature graciously shares with us inspire me. In these tumultuous times, nature is threatened time and time again." 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2016-2018  CRD Arts Advisory Council member, Victoria, BC

2017  CNIB Eye Appeal Fundraiser, May 12th, Victoria BC, Canada

2018 Artsist Talk, Opus Art Supplies, Victoria, BC

EVENTS

2015-2016-2017-2018  Rifflandia Festival Photographer, Victoria, BC

2018 , Phillips Backyard Photographer, Victoria, BC

2013-2014-2015-2017-2018-2019 TD Moss Street Paint-In, Victoria, British Columbia

PROJECT/CURATOR

2014-2015-2016-2017-2018 Embrace Aging through the Arts and Community, CACGV, Victoria, British Columbia
http://www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca/vital-people/times-colonist-vital-people-june-28-2015

https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenArts

SOLO EXHIBITION

2018

Caffe Fantastico

2013 

Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, Victoria, British Columbia

CACGV Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

Gallery at the MAC, Victoria, British Columbia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020-2021

Winter Small Works Show, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC

2019-2020-2021

Summer Small Works Show,Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC

2018-2019

Victoria International Airport, Victoria, BC

2017-2018

Gallery 5, Victoria, BC

Small Works Show, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC

2016-2017 

Ukama Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016 

Greater Victoria Art Gallery Small Works Show and Discovery Café, Victoria, BC 

2015

Sliding Room Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

Martin Bachelor Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

Brentwood Bay Resort, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

Gage Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2014

Brentwood Bay Resort Gallery

Gage Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Christmas Small Works Show

Gage Gallery-Backroom Group Show

2013

End of Summer Show, CACGV, Cedar Hill Recreation Art Gallery: Aug. 29-Sept. 11, 2012

2012

Sliding Room Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

Habit Cafe, Victoria, British Columbia

MAC Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2011

AAF NYC (Affordable Art Fair, New York), New York, USA

2010

ARTSingapore, Singapore, Singapore

Cost Collective Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2009

Luz Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

2007

Gallery on Herald, Victoria, British Columbia

2006

On Canvas Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2005

Solstice Cafe, Victoria, British Columbia

On Canvas Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2004

On Canvas Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

Mulicultural Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

2003

MAC Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2001

Community Arts Council Gallery, British Columbia

2000 

Delta Hotel and Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Quebec

1999

McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Boulevard Magazine, Victoria, British Columbia

2015

Time's Colonist, Islander Section, June 6th, Victoria, British Columbia

2013

Behind the Scenes- Standard of Living, Victoria's Film Fest short movie, Victoria, British Columbia
http://vimeo.com/45918716

2004-2008 

Island Parent Magazine, Victoria, British Columbia

1999

Debranche, Montreal, Quebec