Joanne Corneau, known as Corno, began her career in her early twenties, after her studies at the University of Quebec in Montreal in visual arts. Her work led her to be recognized internationally, especially in the United States where she installed her studio in New York. Armed with a diploma in Fine Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Corno decided to pursue his career as a painter. Soon after, she had her first performance at the Clarence Gagnon Gallery in Montreal.

Its reputation extended to the rest of Canada, and it exhibited in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver. Her works were presented at the Pavilion du Québec at Expo 86 in Vancouver, which greatly contributed to its development. At that time she was represented by the Yves Laroche Gallery. Based on these successes, Corno turned to the United States where she made her appearance at the Morgan Gallery in Boston and at the University of San Diego. However, she was challenged by New York City and moved to New York in 1992. She first participated in group exhibitions and many artistic events. Next in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keefe and Salvador Dali, she exhibited at Steuben Glass Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York. Everything indicated that the best was to come!

The new millennium brought Corno to the Opera Gallery in Soho, which began to represent it. Her works include New York, London, Paris, Venice, Monaco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul and Dubai. Her fiery dichotomies, her new expressionism style combining meticulous figurative details, have a bold contemporary resonance. Its colour is everything from brillo allied to its intense textures and its brush strokes. In 2009, Corno will have had a solo exhibition at Opera Gallery Singapore in March, followed by her first solo exhibition at Opera Gallery Dubai in April. A highlight of this year's event is the fact that the Jazz Festival of Montreal has chosen the guest artist as the Jazz Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Corno's artistic career. The Jazz Festival commissioned a work that was unveiled in mid-June at the launch of the new Festival Gallery.

These exhibitions follow the series in 2008. She first exhibited at the Hong Kong Opera Gallery. Then it was the turn of Paris to welcome her with Corno and Moz followed closely by a group exhibition MADE IN NY where his works were juxtaposed with those of the American masters who influenced him, including Warhol in particular.

In 2007, Corno was the guest of honor at the Fido Spot in Toronto where his works were shown on Canada's largest outdoor digital screen. Prior to that, his work was the focal point of Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity. At the beginning of 2006, Corno was the Cirque du Soleil's guest artist for their premiere in Alegria at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. In addition, his work was featured in the VIP lounge as well as the sumptuous Roof Gardens arranged in spectacular fashion for the occasion, as well as the Opera Gallery in London. Two other exhibits worth mentioning include the Left Coast Gallery in Los Angeles and the Hong Kong Opera Gallery.

In 2005: an interview with director Bernard Hébert, recipient of an Emmy Award for his film The Art of the Nude which was launched at the International Festival of Films on Art and then broadcast on Bravo !, ART-TV, France 5 and Radio-Canada. Before that, at the Massive Media Techno-Graffiti event in the Columbus Circle neighbourhood and at Union Square in New York, Corno's art was projected onto entire facades of buildings using state-of-the-art technologies. At the beginning of the year, Corno was the guest artist of the New York Train Paris, an international fashion event that attracts designers, museum curators, diplomats and celebrities, where she created a 14-meter mural. In 2009, Corno was honoured to be named by MORE MAGAZINE as one of Canada's Top 40 Women Over 40 Years. Then it was Chatelaine's turn to include her in the 100-100 Women's Club that marked Quebec.

She died in December 2016 at the age of 64.

 Important sales of Corno at Cosner Gallery

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