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Yvonne Meissner

I am intrigued by events that occur in leaves, twigs, snow and ice, as a result of seasonal changes,  These images from nature represent for me visual symbols of the continuous change in all life forms.
In my work I am particularly interested in the tactile qualities resulting from painting and layering with mixed media on canvas.  This process results in low relief forms.
I have a passion for experimenting with materials and takes advantage of those surprise happenings that occur in the process of working.




Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland

    1994-1998 Ontario College of Art & Design (AOCAD, Fine Arts)
    1988          Seneca College (Oil Painting)
    1988          Art Gallery of Ontario (Acrylic Painting)
    1983          Seneca College – Early Childhood Education Program - Honours
    2005   “Visual Symbols” Leonard E. Shore Memorial Library, Thornbury, On.
    2004   “Realities of vision” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
    2000   “The Midas Touch,” Gallery 888, Toronto, On.
    2000   “Works on Panel,” Pickering Information Centre – Ont. Power Generation,             
    1999   “Disintegration,” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
    1999   “Transition,” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
    1998   “New Paintings,” Gallery 306, Toronto, On.
    1998   “Abstractions from Nature.” Pickering Civic Complex, Pickering, On.
     2009   The McLean Community Centre”, Ajax, ON.
     2003   The Municipal Building, Uxbridge, On. 
     2002   The Municipal Building, Uxbridge, On. 
     2000   The Municipal Building, Uxbridge, On. 
     2000   “McLean Community Centre”, Ajax.  Juried by Christopher Jackson,
                Head of Programs and Interpretation, McMichael Canadian Collection
     1999   “Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts – Studio Tour,” Uxbridge, On.
     1999   “Contemporary Art Show,” Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough, On.
     1996   Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
     1996   Pickering Central Library, Pickering, On.
     1991   “Civic Centre Opening,” Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
    2010   Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland, Ontario
    2010   Durham West Group Show, Ajax, Ontario
    2009   The Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, Ontario
    2007   The Tangerine Gecko art Gallery, Markham, ON.
    2007   Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge Ontario
    2007   The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John’s NL
    2002   Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, On.
    2001   “Synergy,” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, On.
    2001   “Variety,” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
    2000   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, On.
    2000  “Momentum,” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.    
    2000   “Five Women On Stretchers,” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
    1999   “Parkdale Goes Central.” Central Studios, Toronto, On.
    1999   “Some Like it Hot.” Gallery 1313, Toronto, On.
    1999  Metropolitan Toronto Tourism Office, Queens Quay Terminal, Toronto,
    1999   Annual Show, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
    1999   “To you with love.” Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On.
    1998   “Art fest, On the Esplanade, Pickering, On.
    1998   New Members Show, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, On..
    1997   Graduation Show, Village by the Grange, Toronto, On.
    1996   “Art Naturally.” The Guild Inn, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, On.
    1996   “Art in the Park.” Elgin Park, Uxbridge, On.
    1995  “Arts Festival.” St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, Toronto,
    September 20, 2002, Uxbridge Times Journal,
    February 15, 9999 “Weekend Wrap.” Scarborough/Pickering Weekend News,                          October, 1998 Pine Ridge Arts Council Report, Art fest Special Edition, Volume 3
    Ajax News Advertiser. Sunday, February 27, 2000, page 22.
    Image Listing Dart International, Fall 2001,Volume 4, Number 3, page 62.
     Uxbridge Arts Association
     Pine Ridge Arts Council
     Visual Arts Council
     Durham West Arts Centre
      Reserve Best in Show
      Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts – Juried Art Show.    (2003)