Joshua Choi

Home: Etobocoke, Ontario
Title: Emily
Media: Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
Dimensions: 102 x 76 cm

For me, painting is not about emotions or past experiences. It’s about relationship between various shapes of color and tone, and more importantly, the physical nature of the subject and the medium used to represent it.

This involves further investigation of the texture of paint layers and the relationship between them. The painting becomes more than a window of 3 dimensional illusion.

EDUCATION:

1999-2002 Ontario College of Art and Design, Graduated with a major in drawing and painting
2001-2002 Florence off-campus study

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Jan. 2006-Ongoing Drawing instructor at Centennial College, Figure Drawing III, Drawing Fundamentals
Sep. 2004-Jun. 2005 Drawing and painting instructor at Visual Arts Mississauga, Adult classes, Art Gallery of Mississauga out reach program

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Apr. 2006-Ongoing Picture framer at Frame of Mind frameshop in North York
Aug. 2003- Jun. 2006 Picture framer at Loomis Art Store in Mississauga and Toronto

EXHIBITIONS:

Oct. 2006 “First Kiss”, Spin Gallery, Toronto
Jan. 2005 Annual juried drawing show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
Nov. 2003 Solo show at Here and Now Gallery, Toronto
Sep. 2001 XOXO, Florence, Italy