Joice M. Hall graduated from the Alberta College of Art in l965 with a major in painting. Through the 1970s, she juggled her studio practice with raising a family. During this time and into the 1980s she was a sessional teacher at both the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary. Also in the l980’s she served as chairperson of the Calgary Review Committee of the Alberta Art Foundation. In 1990, she was invited by the Alberta Art Foundation to represent Alberta artists at the official opening of Spaces and Places: Eight Decades of Landscape Painting in Alberta at the Hokkaida Museum of Modern Art in Sapporo, Japan. This travelling exhibition was organized by the Alberta Art Foundation to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the twinning of Alberta and Hokkaido. Through the 1990s, Joice lived and worked six months a year, at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In l994, she began the panoramic format that she continues to utilize in her landscape paintings of the Okanagan. Since 1999, Joice has lived in Kelowna, British Columbia. She was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy in the year 2000. She did a landscape commission for the Government of Canada Building in Calgary in 1977-78 and several private commissions in the 80’s and 90’s. Notable among Joice’s long list of solo exhibitions is the traveling exhibition entitled Floating that was organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge, Alberta in September 1987. The exhibition travelled to the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, Alberta in December of that same year and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario in 1990-91. In 1994, Joice had a solo exhibition entitled Festive Images of San Miguel at the Centro Cultural el Nigromante in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2010, She had a solo exhibition entitled Surreal.Real.Ideal: the Art of Joice M. Hall organized by the Kelowna Art Gallery , by guest curator, Patricia Ainslie. In 2016, Joice participated in the Artists in Gwaii Haanas Residecny program in Haida Gwaii and participated in a group exhibition at the Museum the following year. In 2018, she had a solo exhibition of work completed during her Residency in Haida Gwaii, at the Kelowna Art Gallery entitled GWAII HAANAS Islands and Sacred Sites. Joice has also participated in many group exhibitions since 1969 in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Japan, China and Italy. She is represented by Wallace Galleries Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta.
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