Johanna Corno Bio

Johanna Corno, Canadian (1952 - )

Johanna Corno (is a painter, printmaker, graphic artist and muralist. She was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada and has lived and worked in New York City since 1992.

Her mediums are acrylic, pencil, colored pencil, pen & ink, photography, wash, serigraph and mixed mediums. Her best known works are acrylic and mixed medium paintings executed on large (e.g. 60” X 72”) canvases. Her best known subjects are the female face, portraits, celebrity portraits (e.g. Marilyn Monroe) and nudes. Her style is Expressionism*.

She’s a graduate (BA) of the University of Quebec, Montreal (c. 1970 – 1974). After a brief teaching career (about two years), she began painting professionally and has been exhibiting in major galleries since 1984.

Her numerous commercial gallery venues include Morgan Gallery of Fine Arts, Boston; Thompson Landry Gallery, Toronto; Left Coast Gallery, Los Angeles; AKA Gallery Montreal; and Opera Gallery, NYC (and worldwide).

She’s also exhibited in the “36th Youth Painter Salon”, Grand Palais, Paris (1985); Quebec Pavilion, Expo 86, Vancouver, Canada (1986); “Outrageous Art”, The Alternative Museum, New York City (1993); and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival (2009).

According to the Canadian Heritage Information Network* there are five works by Corno in the permanent collection of the Quebec Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec City.


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