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Johanne Durocher Yordan

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Trois Rivieres, Quebec CA

Lives in
Burlington, Vermont

Works in
Burlington, Vermont


University of Vermont

Representing galleries
The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art, Burlington City Arts, Chaffee Art Center

mixed-media, abstract

Artist Statement/Art Resume

I am a self-taught artist who as an adult went back to school to redefine what it was I wanted to accomplish with my art.  I attended many classes at the University of Vermont in a two year period which helped me to grow immensely as an artist.  After experimenting with my art for a while, a life altering event caused a complete shift in how I painted.

Prior to this shift, I painted about what I saw and knew which included still life and landscapes.  It then became more about what I felt and about pushing the boundaries of how I had previously painted.  This release allowed me to paint with freedom and emotion which for me led to a very different means of expression, a very abstract expression.

As I continue on in my journey of abstract painting, I find more fascination and freedom to explore and experiment.  Some paintings are deliberate and are meant to evoke specific feelings while others are an exploration of technique, color and texture.  Some of my paintings are planned while others are very impromptu, I find that I work better that way.  I have done many pieces that have included found objects, I find they can add more depth and meaning and can give more form and function to my work.

In the past 15 years I have had many solo and group exhibits as well as commissioned work.  I continue to pursue every avenue so that I may share what I love to do with others.  Art imitates life and is a continual process of growth and experiences. It will live long after we have gone which is why I love this quote, "I have walked this earth for 30 years, and, out of gratitude, I want to leave some souvenir."  -Vincent Van Gogh


Studio 266, So. Champlain Street, Burlington, VT  August 2012

SEABA Center, Pine Street, Burlington, VT  April 201

The Daily Planet, Burlington, VT  April 2008

South End Art Hop, Burlington VT  September 2001 & 2002

The Colchester Meeting House, Colchester, VT  July 2002



Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art, Chester, VT  November 2012 - January 27, 2013

Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT  November 2012 - January 30, 2013

Frog Hollow, Burlington, VT  August 2012

South End Art Hop, Burlington, VT  September 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001

For more information about past exhibits, bodies of work and selected publications please contact m directly.


Recent Exhibits

Johanne Durocher Yordan participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2012 Expressions
Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art
Exhibited with these artists
Johanne Durocher Yordan has Exhibited with these artists:

Blake Larsen Mareva Millarc
Pat Musick Polly Whitcomb
Exhibited at these venues
Johanne Durocher Yordan has Exhibited at these venues:

Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art
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