Jennifer Hornyak is known for her vivid and distinctly textured paintings that blur the line between figuration and abstraction. Drawing inspiration from her surroundings, she creates work that is both intimate and universal. Through both colour and texture, Hornyak builds a structure for each painting that emanates a still life motif.

“Regardless of my intentions, the final shape of each flowerpot is a direct reflection of my mood. The objects may be the same, but how I paint them entirely depends on how I feel about the world that day.”

Hornyak uses areas of pale and deep hues to build up a well-integrated negative space that surrounds her freely-rendered floral still life subjects. The spontaneous brushwork and undiluted colour are reminiscent of the Fauve group of painters of a century ago.

Born in England, she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada. For more than forty years, her work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries across North America, at international art fairs, and in many corporate collections.

She works and lives in Montreal.

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Cinder Rose with Yellow Dots

2021
Oil and collage on panel
16” x 16”
$4,900.00

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Venetian Red with Bird

2021
Oil on canvas
24” x 24”
$7,390.00

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White with Lime Green

2021
Oil on panel
6” x 6”
$1,850.00

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2018 Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
2017 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Wallace Galleries, Calgary
2016 Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
Studio 21 Fine Arts, Halifax
2015 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Wallace Galleries, Calgary
McClure Gallery, Montreal
2014 Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
2013 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Wallace Galleries, Calgary
2011 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Galerie St-Laurent Plus Hill, Ottawa
Wallace Galleries, Calgary
2010 Trinity Galleries, Saint-John
2009 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2008 Wallace Galleries, Calgary
Studio 21, Halifax
2006 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2004 Studio 21, Halifax
2003 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
1998 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
1995 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco
1994 Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
1991 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco
1987 Nancy Poole Studio, Toronto
1985 Galerie Claude Lafitte, Montreal
1983 Galerie Claude Lafitte, Montreal

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2019 Papier 2019, Studio 21, Halifax
Parlez-moi d’amour, Les Impatients
2018 What’s New?, Centre d’art E.K. Volland
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
Vie des Arts Gala
Parlez-moi d’amour, Les Impatients
Papier 2018, Studio 21, Halifax
Love and Lovers, Studio 21, Halifax
Pre-used Paper, Studio 21, Halifax
2017 Heads, Centre d’art E.K. Volland, Montreal
Secret Studio, McClure Gallery, Montreal
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Oeno Gallery
2016 Echo, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2015 For the Love of Paint, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
Stargazing, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2014 Art Chicago, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2013 Affinities, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2012 Toronto International Art fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
The Allure of the Print, Studio 21, Halifax
2011 Straight from the heART, Wallace Galleries, Calgary
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2010 A Snapshot, Wallace Galleries, Calgary
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2009 Small luxuries, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
International Print Triennial, Krakow (Poland)
2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2007 Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2006 Chicago Contemporary & Classic, Galerie de Bellefeuille
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
Drawings, Visual Arts Center, Montreal
2005 Chicago Contemporary & Classic, Galerie de Bellefeuille
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2004 James Baird Gallery, St-John’s
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2003 Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille
2002 Art 2002, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
2001 Nature morte contemporaine, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
1997 Galerie Louise Smith, Toronto
1995 Judy Rothenberg Gallery, Boston
Zwicker’s Gallery, Boston
1992 Sales and Rental Gallery of the Fine Arts Museum, Montreal
1990 International Gallery Invitational, Chicago
1989 Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal
Sandra Werther Fine Art, New York
1988 Art Junction, Palais des Congrès, Nice
Nancy Poole Studio, Toronto
Donna Heuhhoff Gallery, Dallas
1987 Feminissima, Galerie Artcurial, Paris
1984 Place-des-Arts, Montreal
1983 Gallery Ten Grosvenor Street, Londres
Salon national des Galeries d’art de Montréal, Montreal
1978 Galerie Jensen, Montreal
1976 Festival d’art de Bromont, Bromont
1975 Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montreal
Galerie McKeowan, Montreal
1974 Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montreal

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017 Vie des Arts, No 248, Automne 2017, p12 “Comme un torero dans l’arène”
2015 Canadian Art, “Must-Sees This Week, April 30-May 6”, Exhibition at McClure Gallery
BLACK, Heather, Westmount Independent, Burgers and Hornyak: The Art of Change
HENNELY, Nadine, WestmountMag
2011 PARÉ, Isabelle, Le Devoir, Culture / Arts visuels – 24 décembre 2011, L’artisan des couleurs
MALBOEUF/HAMMOUDI, David/Rima, Jennifer Hornyak
BLACK, Heather, Westmount Independent, Jennifer Hornyak on her own retrospective
1994 TÉORET, Bernard, MagazinArt, La nouvelle figuration
1992 ROBERT, Guy, Le collectionneur, Hornyak : Peindre l’éphémère unicité
1991 Interview, Chanel 9, Montreal
1989 Guide Valée, 11e Édition
1987 Art News, August edition
1984 Vie des arts et L’actualité médicale
1983 ROBERT, Guy, Art actuel au Québec depuis 1970
Stepping Out, CBC Television, Montreal

RELATED ACTIVITIES

2017 Fundraiser for Les Impatients
2016 Fundraiser for Miriam Foundation
2015 OSM Fundraiser, Montreal
2011 Jury for the OKWA Festival, Kingston
2008 Workshop given at Dunedin, Creativity Art Retreat, Dunedin
2004 Workshop given at Alelucia, L’Ecole d’Arts de l’Estrie, Magog
1994 Workshop given at the Elephant Barn, Georgeville
Vis-Art Exhibition
1992 Featured on the cover of novel Three by Three
1991 Juried for the American Women’s Art Show
Vermont Studio Colony, USA, with James Rosen and Judy Rifka.
1990 Cover of the Quebec’s 50th Year Celebration of Québec House, Rochefeller Plaza, New York
Lecture at The Women’s Art Society, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montreal
1988 Mural for Our Lady of Hungary Church, Montreal
Tuscan Seminar, Italy, with Elizabeth Lyons
1987 Vermont Studio Colony, USA, with Stanley Boxer, George McLean and Elmer Bischoff

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Art for Healing Foundation
Bell Canada Enterprises
Bombardier Transport
Burroughs Welcome Inc.
Cartonnages Unic
Canderel
Copidata Inc.
Cytren Group
Dicom Corporation
Dupont Canada
Fauteux, Bruno, Bussière, Leewarden
Gestion Métrobel
Groupe La Laurentienne
Groupe SNC Lavalin
Guy Gagnon Co. Inc.
Hoechst Canada Inc.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
I & M Film Sales
Imperial Oil
Intercommunica Inc.
Keg Restaurants Ltd.
La Presse
Les Placements Yvon Turcot Inc.
MacNaughton Collection
McCarthy Tétreault
Peerless Carpet Corporation
Power Corporation
Prolith Inc.
Robraye Management Ltd.
Royalcor Steel
South Western Investment Arts
Unigesco
Westin Hotels