Jackie Janisse


    • Female
    • Painter
    • Abstract expressionist



    About the artist

    Professional award winning painter.

    Art to enrich your life and environment.

    Textured paintings worth collecting.

    With a public gallery solo exhibition and multiple awards, this professional painter has committed herself to creating pieces that touch the soul; to work in texture, line, direction, colour, technique, philosophy, emotion, and originality. She currently has 39 paintings sold and collected in Canada and the US including Toronto, Chicago and Miami. Jackie works with acrylic on braced panel in order to create and innovate in the visual world of painting. To communicate in a tangible yet subconscious way, the event horizon for each of us. That place in between: Love and Hope; Loss and Fear; Anger and Bitterness; Bitterness and Forgiveness; Familiar Memories and Deja Vu ; Decisions and Plans; Clouds and Sun; In and Out; The Couch and Action; Motivation and Defeat; Beginning and End; Life and Death.

    Abstract Art offers us freedom and individuality. That is why she chooses to focus her body of work on this genre of artistic expression. As a Canadian painter who grew up in Windsor, Ontario and now lives in the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Jackie received influences from the strong automotive industry combined with the beauty of the Algoma landscape where many of the Group of Seven painted.

    Her paintings provide you with a multi-sensory experience from the raw emotion depicted through the depth in colour, to the visual and physical depth of texture. Jackie's pieces are unique in visual and tactile harmony, engaging you in a brilliant experience. She has developed a method in the creation of a painting right from the strong handcrafted braced panels to many layers of texture and paint. Every painting is lovingly cared for and she spares no expense in great attention to detail.

    Oh, and by the way, you pronounce Jackie Janisse just like Henri Matisse.


    Studied Architectural and Mechanical hand drafting as well as orthographic drawing through Civil Engineering Technology and a Diploma in Machine Technology, St. Clair College, Ontario, Canada

    Events and News:

    Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series 2017 Semi-finalist for the painting Escape

    In The News:

    Sault Star, "Just Do it", Feb. 3, 2017, Local news reporting on my Solo Exhibition at AGA

    Northern Hoot, “Jackie Janisse: Canvas on Fire”, Oct. 24, 2015, Online news journal

    Northern Hoot, “Working from Home”, Feb. 8, 2016, Online news journal

    ShawTV, “Winter Festival of Art: Art Gallery of Algoma, Local community cable news channel

    Sault Star, “Janisse Feasts on Art Theme”, Oct. 9, 2015, Online News

    CTV Northern Ontario, “Soo Arts Festival”, Feb 2, 2015, Television News clip

    Sault Star: Art's a Blast for Sault Teacher, Jan. 29,2015, Online News


    SOLO Exhibitions:
    2016/17 A SOLO exhibition named Liminality: That Place in Between, opened Oct. 25, 2016 at Art Gallery of Algoma AGA and ended Feb.27, 2017

    Group Exhibitions:
    2018 Group exhibition at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum featuring the 70th anniversary of the Algoma Art Society Members past and present.

    2018 Group exhibition at Art Gallery of Algoma Winter Festival of Art. Won 3rd place standing with Shadow Road.

    2015/16 A group exhibition named "Delicious Art" in which I won Best in Show, Art Gallery of Algoma

    2014 A group exhibition named "Celebrate" in which I won 2nd place, Art Gallery of Algoma

    2013 A group exhibition named "Growth", Art Gallery of Algoma

    2013 A group exhibition named "Joy", Contemporary Art Exhibit at Museum of Northern History