Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Member Spotlight: Visual Artist Joelle Circé as part of EstroGenious Festival

International Women Artists' Salon is pleased to share some images from visual artist Joelle Circé, one of the participants in Estrogenius Festival exhibition, highlighting several Salon members and other women artists. October 5th-November 5th.

 Tanguero, oil, 28 inches x 20 inches

You can see her work in person at Manhattan Theatre Source during the Estrogenius Festival Exhibition, October 5th-November 5th.

Estro Art is that portion of the overall EstroGenius Festival celebrating female artists voices. It's open every night at the Theater before the show. Opening reception is on october 6th, from 6-8pm. Manhattan Theater Source, 177 MacDougal Street, NY, NY, 10011 (from october 5th to november 5th).

Check out:

 Shut up and be pretty, sanguine, 
pastel and charcoal, 20 inches x 17 inches

Circé's Artist Statement
My creations primarily consist of works in oils and occasionally charcoals and pastels. My process is instinctive and I?m unerringly drawn to expose and reveal the image and the moment contained therein to it?s fullest potential. I am a queer woman of transsexual origin and my art reflects an integrated queer feminism that is political, social and often emotional in nature. My art is integrated in my own personal politic and feminism, and I explore the power of this in my art.


Breaking free, oil, 20 inches x 16 inches

My Bio in short
I was born In Montreal, Canada, and raised catholic though even from a young age, I had already begun to walk my own path. I was also born with a physiological condition called transsexuality and as might be imagined, this caused much consternation, eventually I was cured of it and today live life as a very happy woman indeed. I am agnostic as far as what I think about beliefs.

I grew up in rather poor settings, covering the walls of the shared bedroom with my drawings.

I began drawing as a child and the passion for lines and colors just grew as I aged. I studied at a private Art School in Montreal for about four years and participated in many art shows.

---Joelle Circé

 Red Light, oil, 36 inches x 24 inches

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so very much for giving me this exposure and opportunity to share my art. :)