Genevieve Dionne studied at both the Alberta College of Art and Design and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a focus on drawing and printmaking. She combines a love of drawing with the versatile materiality of clay to make her uniquely beautiful and witty “ceramic drawings”. Dionne’s work is humorous, politically astute, bitingly satirical and aesthetically pleasing, and all of it is suggestive of storytelling: a skull goes to a spa, a goddess checks her cell phone, beauty myths are busted and tantalizing packages are wrapped with string.

There is, in Dionne’s work, a special sensitivity to the accoutrements – tortures, even – of the historically feminine: high heels, strange beauty rituals, mirrors, manicured hands engaged in all manner of making. Each piece is redolent with layers of meaning, made more pungent by the apparently random objects Dionne has decided to immortalize: a stiletto, a leaf, a hand holding… is that a whip of some sort? We are intrigued, pulled into a story, reminded of the graceful dismemberments of Classical Greek sculpture which carry its own weighty allusions. Her imagery may be contemporary but Dionne allows the long history of ceramics and porcelain to inform her work, and it all comes together in these tactile, delicately-rendered and keenly observed objects.

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Studious Woman

2019
Ceramic Drawing
9.75″ x 11.5”
$700.00

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Woman with Laptop

2018
Ceramic Drawing
9.75″ x 9.35”
$700.00

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Crouching Venus

2018
Ceramic Drawing
11.5 x 6.25”
$700.00

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Pandora’s Selfie

2018
Ceramic Drawing
16.25 x 5.5”
$800.00

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Young Medusa Blue

2019
Ceramic Drawing
12.75 x 7.75”
$700.00

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Young Medusa Left Facing

2019
Ceramic Drawing
12.75 x 7.75”
$700.00

EDUCATION

2001 BFA, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

EXHIBITIONS

2021 ‘LUSH’ Hashimoto Contemporary, group exhibition, NY
2020 ‘Small Scale Right Hemisphere Part One’ Gallery Jones, group exhibition, Vancouver 2020 ‘NSFW’ Scope Art, group exhibition, San Francisco
2019 Eastside Culture Crawl, Open Studio, Mergatroid Building, Vancouver
2019 More is More auction, Access Gallery, Vancouver BC
2018 Spells For Stone, Open Studio, 2414 Main Street, Vancouver
2018 New Work, Hinterland Design Showroom, Vancouver
2017 Pivots and Spins auction, Access Gallery, Vancouver
2017 Artist Residency Show, The Annex, Castine
2015 Rove Art Walk, Open Studio, 2414 Main Street, Vancouver

PUBLICATIONS

2021 Create Magazine, ‘Capturing complexities in clay: Interview’, January
2018 Western Living, November and December issue
2015 Cover illustration for ‘The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing’, Penguin, UK 2008 EnRoute Magazine, August issue
2007 Illustration Play, Victionary