Jeanette Luchese

Individual Artist

Jeanette Luchese resides in Innisfil, Ontario, Canada. A multidisciplinary artist working within the disciplines of drawing, printmaking, painting, sculpture and sound art. An honor graduate of School of Design and Visual Art, Georgian College (2008), and Sheridan College School of Design (1976). Recipient of the Juror’s Choice Award, South Simcoe Art Council Emerging Artist Exhibition in 2008, recipient of Georgian College Scholarship’s Awards "Excellence in Art Studio Award" in 2008, 2009, as well in 2009, BAC "Excellence in Art Award”. Presented with an award ‘Creativity 2012’ Salerno, Italy. 2012 received an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant, awarded through recommender MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, as well an Individual Arts Grant from the City of Barrie, Culture Grant. In 2014 received the "Great Visual Arts Golden Eagle Trophy - Award of Honour, Salerno, Italy and Honorable Mention in “Drawing 2014” John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

A First Generation Italian-Canadian born in Toronto, Ontario” I did not realize I was not in Italy until I attended school” although humorous and perhaps a slight exaggeration the underpinned meaning within this statement is the initial impetus which has emerged an art practice embroiled in exploring perception with interests in the “hidden”.

Artist Statement:
Life is in constant motion we move one step at a time forward trusting choices, believing we are on the right path, but things may not be as they seem. Noting the deception within perceptions makes me wonder: What if I could rewrite a specific moment in time… what then would my reality look like?  I create intuitively within interests in perception and identity and am always amazed at how embroiled it all becomes. One mark leads to another in a fluid meandering discourse. The hand guided by the unknown, transcribing thoughts and memories, making known, through colour, line and form, the hidden. Stepping past the divide, reviewing, and editing, re-constructs the exposed to an alternate perspective: a transformation to anew reality.



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