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Joanna Strong

Joanna Strong


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Elastic Brain

Elastic Brain portrays the mind as a rubber band ball: a colourful, layered ball of thoughts created from such daily experiences as food, the office, school, newspaper and mail, the sidewalk on the way home…

When our brain learns, new colours are added, and thoughts multiply and stretch. However, connections can also snap or be buried under new thoughts.

The Elastic Brain contains tension but also resilience. If it falls, it will rebound.


About The Artist

Strong grew up in Newfoundland and studied painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, then came to Ontario to complete an MFA in painting at the University of Waterloo.

Her work has appeared in more than 70 exhibitions since then – solo exhibitions and numerous juried exhibitions including The Artist Project, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and the Queen West Art Crawl.

She is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.

Strong lives with her husband and two children in Toronto.