About Joanne

Joanne Hastie is an artist based in Vancouver BC, Canada. She uses robotics, programming and paint to create art.

For over a decade she worked as an R&D Engineer in various small companies while painting during her spare moments on evenings and weekends. She kept both careers very separate as they have very different communities and experiences. She had two separate career goals: 1. Becoming an established painter and 2. Leading technology development as an R&D Director.

In 2017 she attended a art course that motivated the group to create self-portraits. The key was not a literal painting of the artist’s likeness but incorporating the essence of who the person is into their art. Prior to that session, Joanne had thought of automation and fine art for awhile; but this course gave her new perspective of where to start. Joanne now works on blurring the divide between her engineering work and fine art painting. Her project started with a small desktop robotic arm and she taught herself to code in Python. Her most recent work is applying Machine Learning to the process of art creation.

Joanne’s work on a painting robot earned her a 5th place in the 2018 International Robot Art competition and international press. She will be presenting her latest work of Machine Learning Curation at the 2018 Eastside Culture Crawl (Nov 15-18, 2018) in Vancouver at Studio 202 in Parker Street Studios.

Latest projects

CV of Joanne Hastie

Joanne Hastie (b. 1982 Ottawa ON)

joanne@joannehastie.com | www.joannehastie.com

Solo Exhibitions

2016                 Around Corners, Unitarian Church of Vancouver     Vancouver, Canada

2014                 Current Works, Lost + Found Café    Vancouver, Canada

Group Exhibitions

 2018                    13 Feet Off the Ground, Luppolo Brewery    Vancouver, Canada

2017                    13 Feet Off to Sicily, Main Space Gallery    Vancouver, Canada

2016                    Voyages, Il Museo, The Italian Cultural Centre    Vancouver, Canada

2015                    The Great Vancouver Art Heist, MINBID Gallery    Edmonton, Canada

2014                    City Life, Ferry Gallery Buildings    Vancouver, Canada

Selected Juried Shows

2018                AFCA Medal Exhibition, Canadian Federation of Artists     Vancouver, Canada (awarded Silver Medal)

2017               Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Winsor Gallery     Vancouver, Canada

2016               Success! , Canadian Federation of Artists      Vancouver, Canada

2015               Landscape Show , Canadian Federation of Artists    Vancouver, Canada

2015               Artist’s Choice , Canadian Federation of Artists     Vancouver, Canada

2015               Visionary, RAW Natural Born Artists     Vancouver, Canada



Automobili Lamborghini ACSL

Okanagan Ice Wine Festival

Simon Fraser University

Sotheby’s Realty, Sun Peaks BC


2017                   “La Pineta”   Graniti Murales, Outdoor 20’ x 27’    Graniti, Italy

2014                  “Valle d’Alcantara”  Graniti Murales, Outdoor 24’ x 11’    Graniti, Italy

1997                  Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Indoor 24’ x 8’    Ottawa, Canada

1997                  Corel Centre YMCA, Indoor 8’ x 12’    Ottawa, Canada


2017                    Graniti Murales    Graniti, Italy

2014                    Graniti Murales    Graniti, Italy


2014 – 2016          MINBID Gallery    Edmonton, AB Canada

2007 – 2008          Clarus Galleries    Toronto, ON Canada

2006 – 2014          Tree Line Studios    Sun Peaks, BC Canada


2011              MBA, Management of Tech, Simon Fraser University   Vancouver, Canada

2006             BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo  Waterloo, Canada


2016                   Associate Signature Status, Canadian Federation of Artists

2017                  13 Feet Off The Ground Collective

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