Joanna Strong’s paintings explore connections between materiality and meaning, creating a conversation between what is being represented and what it may represent.
Using found objects, as well as creating her own from combinations of materials, Strong paints objects as embodiments of ideas. Each painting is a distillation of experience, using the forms and illusion of paint to represent complexity and the intangible.
Joanna has been exploring this painting project for many years, interweaving it with the complexity of personal experience. Currently based in Toronto, Strong grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax and an MFA from the University of Waterloo.
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