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.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

2017   Heads, Centre ‘art E.K. Volland, Montreal
Toronto International Art Fair: Galerie de Bellefeuille, Oeno Gallery
2016
  Echo, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield
Toronto International Art Fair, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal
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 Artfair, 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

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