Joanne Hastie is an artist based in Vancouver BC, Canada. She uses robotics, programming and paint to create art.
For over a decade years 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.
2016 Around Corners, Unitarian Church of Vancouver Vancouver, Canada
2014 Current Works, Lost + Found Café 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
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Winsor Gallery Vancouver, Canada
2016 Success! (Juried), Canadian Federation of Artists Vancouver, Canada
2015 Landscape Show (Juried), Canadian Federation of Artists Vancouver, Canada
2015 Artist’s Choice (Juried), 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 – 16 MINBID Gallery Edmonton, AB Canada
2007 – 08 Clarus Galleries Toronto, ON Canada
2006 – 14 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