• Blue Haze
  • 18" x 72", oil on canvas
  • Joice M Hall

Artist Information

Joice M. Hall

Born: Edmonton Alberta, 1943
Price range: $650-$12600

From my earliest years as a painter, I have used landscape as the focal point of my work. Although rarely conventional, I consider that my approach to this most Canadian of genres will add to the rich history of Canadian landscape painting.

In the 1970s, I produced a series of landscape paintings containing surreal plant forms that represented human characteristics. These paintings celebrated the cycle of birth and regeneration. In the garden paintings of the late seventies, the plant forms became more realistic and became metaphors for the human figure, both male and female. These paintings are in various public collections across Canada, including the Canada Council Art Bank.

During the 1980s, I introduced a nude male figure into the landscape and the final painting in this series was one titled “Floating”. This work consisted of sixteen-canvas panels and was sixty-four feet long. It featured a nude male figure floating in the sky above a continuous landscape of the Banff town site viewed from the summit of Sulphur Mountain. This painting is in the collection of the University of Lethbridge.

Through the 1990s I continued to use the panoramic format, but on a smaller scale. Canadian and Mexican locations as well as the western American states that were the transition between my studios in Calgary, Alberta and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico were painted on usually long, narrow panels of various metals—copper, brass, tin—or canvas. These paintings are in various corporate and private collections across Canada and the United States.

In 1999, I painted a series of one hundred canvases, titled “Driving South” that depicted a motor journey from southern Alberta to central Mexico. Each of these 6” x 9” canvases records a view from inside a moving vehicle, an increasingly frequent location from which landscape is experienced as we enter the twenty-first century. Five panoramas of the states that I drove through were completed at that time. This work was exhibited at the Atelier Gallery in Vancouver during the fall of the 2000. Some of these paintings are in various corporate and private collections in Alberta.

Since moving to Kelowna in 1999, my inspiration comes from the landscape in the Okanagan and I continue to paint in the panoramic format, documenting weather phenomenon and my spiritual connection to this location in Canada. Many of these series, “Lake Panoramas”, “Storms and Rainbows” and “Variations of Light”, all oil on canvas, have been shown at Wallace Galleries in Calgary and are now in corporate and private collections across Canada.

Joice M. Hall graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1965 with a major in painting. Through the 1970s, she juggled her studio practice with raising a family. During this time and into the 1980s she added another dimension with sessional teaching at both the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary. Also in the l980’s she served as chairperson of the Calgary Review Committee of the Alberta Art Foundation. In 1990, she was invited by the Alberta Art Foundation to represent Alberta artists at the official opening of “Spaces and Places: Eight Decades of Landscape Painting in Alberta” in Sapporo, Japan. This traveling exhibition was organized by the Alberta Art Foundation to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the twinning of Alberta and Hokkaido. Through the 1990s, Joice lived and worked six months of every year, in her home in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. In l994, Joice began the panoramic format that she continues to utilize in her landscape paintings of the Okanagan. Since 1999, Joice has lived in Kelowna, British Columbia. She was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy in the year 2000.


Joice M. Hall is also represented in numerous corporate and private collections in Canada and the U.S. She has been commissioned to do paintings for Calgary’s Foothills Hospital and Government of Canada Building.

Notable among Joice M. Hall’s long list of solo exhibitions is the traveling exhibition entitled “Floating” that was organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge, Alberta in September 1987. The exhibition then traveled to the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, Alberta in December of that same year and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario in 1990-91. In 1994, Joice had a solo exhibition entitled “Festive Images of San Miguel” at the Centro Cultural el Nigromante in San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Joice M. Hall has also participated in many group exhibitions since 1969 in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Japan, China and Italy.


1965 4-year fine art diploma, painting major, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB


2000 elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2018 GWAII HAANAS: Islands and Sacred Sites, Oct, Wallace Galleries Ltd, Calgary AB

GWAII HAANAS/Islands and Sacred Sites, Kelowna Art Gallery, Jan 20-Apr 1, Kelowna, BC

2016 The Colour of Winter, Wallace Galleries Ltd., Calgary AB

2010 Joice M. Hall: 25 Years of Painting, Wallace Galleries Ltd., Calgary AB

2010 Surreal.Real.Ideal: The Art of Joice M. Hall, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

2007 Variations of Light, Wallace Galleries Ltd., Calgary AB

2005 Swelling Cumulus, Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2004 Storms and Rainbows, Wallace Galleries Ltd., Calgary AB

2001 Lake Panoramas, Wallace Galleries Ltd., Calgary AB

2000 Driving South, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver BC

1999 El Dia de los Muretos, Casa Verde Galeria, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mx.

1998 Summer Panoramas, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary AB.

1997 Night Garden Walk, Atelier Gallery, Vancouver BC.

1996 Semana Santa Series, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary AB

1994 Panoramic Landscapes:Cypress Hills Series, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary AB

1994 Festive Images of San Miguel: 1988-‘93, Centro Cultural el Nigromante, S.M.A., Gto., Mexico

1990-91 Floating, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON

1990 Ofrenda, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB

1998 Joice M. Hall/ New Works from Mexico, Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB

1987 Floating, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB; Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary AB

1987 Joice M. Hall / Figures, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB.

1984 Banff Landscapes, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB.

1982 Joice M. Hall: Paintings and Drawings, Gallery Quan, Toronto, ON.

1981 New Work, Off Centre Centre, Calgary AB.


Group Exhibitions

2021 Okanagan Rambling, Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC

The Achromic Flame: Playing With Fire, Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC

2020 Me Looking at You, Looking at Me: Contemplating the Female Gaze, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

2019-2020 Rebellious: Alberta Women Artists in the 1980’s, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2019 CORE, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC

2017 AIGH-2016, exhibition at Haida Gwaii Museum (June 3-July 22) Skidegate, HG

Man Overboard, (Oct 4-Nov, 18) Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC

Hand-Picked OK, Headbones Gallery, Aug 3-Oct 15, Vernon, BC2016 Landscapes Reconstructed, (June 19-Oct. 6) Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff AB

Shh! Good Art Up and Down The Okanagan Valley, (July22-Sept 10), Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC

2015 Getting Naked, (March 6-May 31) curated by Virginia Eichhorn, The Museum, Kitchener ON

OK Be ST, Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC

2014-15 Hibernius, RCA exhibition, John B Aird Gallery, Toronto ON

2013-14 Made in Calgary: The 1980’s, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

2012-13 Okanicon Iconagan, Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC

Made in Calgary: The 1970’s, (May-Aug), The Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

Made in Calgary: The 1960’s, (Feb.-April), The Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

OK Thaumaturgy, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC

2011 Traditions Illuminated:Celebrating the Halls, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary

Okanagan Eyes Okanagan-ise, Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC

2006 Mimesis, 2-person exhibition with John Hall, Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton BC

2005 Oasis, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC

2004 Fire and Rebirth, (Jan-Mar) Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Landscape Revisited, (Mar-May) Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2003 Valley Lakescapes and Still Lifes, 2-person exhibition with John Hall, Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna BC

2001 Spring Show 2002, Wallace Galleries Ltd., Calgary AB

1999 Calgary in Perspective, Muttart Gallery, Calgary AB

1996 Artistas Canadienses en Mexico, Centro Cultural ISSSTE, Celaya, Mexico

1995 Realism Revisited, Muttart Gallery, Calgary AB

Cinco Dedos de una Misma Mano, Canadian Embassy, Mexico, D.F., Mexico

1995 Mysteries of the Flesh, Gulf Canada Tower, Calgary AB.

1994 The Human Factor, C.C.A.B. exhibition, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff AB

1990-91 Within Range, U. of Idaho, CCA, Moscow, Idaho, travelling ex., Great Falls, Montana & Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana.

1990 More than One, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary AB

Spaces and Places: Eight Decades of Landscape Painting in Alberta, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan

1989 Painting Representing Landscape, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB

1988 Celebration 88, Petro Canada Exhibition Gallery, Calgary AB

1987 Contemporary Painting in Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

The Exchange Show, Milan, Italy; Stuttgart, West Germany

1986 Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art, Calgary AB

Spaces and Places, organized by the Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton Art Gallery, Prince George Art Gallery, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Burnaby Art Gallery, Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catherines, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

1985 A Measure of Success, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary AB

1984 The First 10, Off Centre Centre, Calgary AB

Edge and Image: The Frame in Recent Canadian Art, Concordia University, Montreal QC

1983 Choices, Alberta Art Foundation 10th anniversary exhibition, Provincial Museum, Edmonton AB

Le Nu et l’Erotisme dans l’Art Contemporain Canadien, University of Quebec, Montreal QC, Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton AB

1982 Body Parts, SUB Gallery, Edmonton AB

Canada Council Art Bank Exhibition, IGA Gallery, Toronto ON

1981 New Acquisitions, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

1980 Alberta Now, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1977 Alberta Work, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary AB

Painting Now, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston ON

New Realist Painting and Drawing, Subway Galleries, Calgary AB

1976 Joice Hall / John Hall, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax NS

Eight Calgary Artists, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

1975-76 Alberta Art, organized by the Alberta Art Foundation; travelling to London, Paris, New York and Montreal QC

Changes, Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

1974-75 Rose Museum, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB. (National Tour)

1974 Manisphere, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB

Fourteen From Calgary, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB.

The Prairies, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC

1973 Art in Alberta, Eric Harvey Theatre, Alberta Art Premiere Exhibition, Banff AB, Jubilee Auditoriums in Edmonton and Calgary AB

1971 RCA Jury Show, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown PE

1970 John Hall / Joice Hall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC

1969 All Alberta ‘69, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton AB

Spring Exhibition, Agnes Etherington, Art Centre, Kingston ON


Public Commissions

1978 Alberta Panorama, mural, Government of Canada Building, Calgary AB

1982 Floral Landscape #3, Foothills Hospital, Calgary AB


Public Collections

Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary AB

Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton AB

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa ON

Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

Government of Canada, Department of Public Works

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary AB

University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge AB

Corporate Collections

Canadian Natural Resources, Ltd., Calgary AB

Devon Canada Corporation, Calgary AB

Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Edmonton AB

First Ten Energy Capital Corporation, Calgary AB

Foothills Hospital, Calgary AB Guaranty Trust Co., Calgary AB

G – Tec Corporation, USA

Haywood Securities, Calgary AB

Inter-Provincial Pipeline, Edmonton AB

Jennings Capital Inc, Calgary AB

MacKimmie Matthews, Calgary AB

MacLeod Dixon, Calgary AB

Suncor Limited, Calgary AB

Talisman Energy, Calgary AB

Trans-Canada Pipelines Ltd AB


Teaching or Related Experience

2015 Hosted a studio visit from 4th year UBC Okanagan students for a discussion and demonstration of my painting techniques

1990 Artist Talk, travelled to Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan as quest artist with the Alberta Art Foundation for the opening of the exhibition Spaces and Places held at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

1987 Artist Talk, University of Lethbridge AB

1987 Visiting Artist lecture and studio visits, Alberta College of Art (ACAD), Calgary AB

1985-88 Sessional instructor at the Alberta College of Art (ACAD), Calgary, Alberta, in third year drawing and second and fourth year painting

1984 Three month artist residency at Leighton Artist Colony, Banff AB

1979-83 Sessional instructor at University of Calgary, in painting during the spring session

1972-77 Evening class instructor SAIT, Department of Art, in watercolour and oil painting (Continuing Education, night program)

1971-72 Sessional instructor at the Alberta College of Art (ACAD): foundation year drawing



AINSLIE, PATRICIA, Okanagan Landscapes, article, Lake magazine, a journal of arts and environment, issue 4, 2010

_______, Okanagan Artists in Their Studios, published by Frontenac House

ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART GALLERY, Albertawork, exhibition catalogue introduction by Alvin Balkind, p.8, March 1977

ANONYMOUS, Olivia and the Nude, article, Alberta Report, June 13, 1980

AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE, Painting Now 76/77- Joice M. Hall, exhibition pamphlet, Queens University, Kingston, ON 1976/77

BLAKEMAN, EVELYN, On Art, review of Body Parts exhibition at SUB Gallery, U of AB, Edmonton Journal, Sept. 5, 1982

BAKER, SUZANNE DEVONSHIRE, Artists of Alberta, book published by University of Alberta press, p.6, 1980

COCHRAN, BENTE ROED, Controversial Art Exhibit Found Discouraging and Wanting, review of Alberta Now, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton Journal, May 15, 1980

DYENS, GEORGE: review of “Changes” exhibition at Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery; Vie des Art; 1976.

EWEN ANNE, Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Calgary, curatorial essay by, pp. 14-18, 2011

EDMONTON ART GALLERY, Alberta Now, exhibition catalogue, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1980.

FEHR, KIMBERLY, Art on the Move, WHERE magazine, Calgary, AB., 1994

HOGG, CAROL, 11 Striking Artists- and All of Them Women, review of Changes exhibition, Calgary Herald, June 4, 1976.

HUME, CHRI STOPHER, A Beautiful Thing, review of, Joice M. Hall/Paintings and Drawings, at Gallery Quan, Toronto, Toronto Star, Nov. 20,1982

IRONSIDE, JETSKE, Spaces and Places, exhibition catalogue p.124-125, Alberta Art Foundation, 1985

JOYNER, BROOKS, For Arts Sake, review of Subway Gallery Exhibition, The Albertan, 1978

LAVIOLETTE, MARY-BETH, An Alberta Art Chronicle, Canmore, Altitude Publishing, 2006 p.28, 38-9, 44, 137

____________, Exploring Contemporary Realism, review of solo exhibition, Lake Panoramas at Wallace Galleries, The Calgary Herald, Nov. 24, 2001

LINDLAND, PAULINE, Celebration 88, exhibition catalogue p.12-12, Petro Canada Exhibition Gallery, Calgary, Feb 1988

MENDELL ART GALLERY, 8 Calgary Artists, exhibition catalogue, introduction by George Moppett, Saskatoon SK, 1976

MYASAKI, HOLLY, Married to it; Coupled Artist Show Together, Penticton Western News, July 12, 2006

NORMAN MACKENZIE ART GALLERY, Changes; 11 Artists Working on the Prairie, exhibition catalogue p. 16-17, introduction by Carol A. Phillips, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1976

OFF CENTRE CENTRE, The First Ten, exhibition catalogue, p. 35,48, forward by Don Mabie; introduction by Nancy Tousley, Calgary, Alberta, 1985.

OAKES, JULIE, Okanagan Eyes Okanagan Wise, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC, exhibition catalogue, p. 28-29, 2011

OAKES, JULIE: Ok Thaumaturgy, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC, exhibition catalogue, 2013

PRIEGERT, PORTIA, John & Joice Hall: Views From the Interior, cover article, Galleries West, Fall 2003, pp 12, 13

_________, A Couple Who Paints Together, Exhibits Together, EVENT arts supplement, Kelowna Daily Courier, June 17-July 1, 2003, p14

_________, Interior Views: The Vivid Realism of Joice and John Hall, Galleries West. Fall, 2003

_________, Artist’s Work Caused Stir in the ‘70’s, article, Event arts supplement, Sunday Courier, Kelowna, BC, May 2, 2010

REID, DENNIS, A Concise History of Canadian Painting, third edition, 2012, pp. 352, 461-2

REINECKE, HELEN, V Festival de Invierno 1994, Atencíon, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., MX

SENST, JOHN, The Artistic Hall Family, Calgary Sun, June 16, 1976

SCHNEIDER, ED, Startling Realism at AGSO, Penticton Herald, July 28, 2006

TAHN, ANDRAS, Disagreeable Art? It’s All Experience, letter to the editor, re: Alberta Now exhibition, Edmonton Journal, June 6, 1980

TIVEY, PATRICK, Faculty Art Show Marks Freedom, Calgary Herald, fall 1986.

TIVEY, SANDRA, JOICE HALL, review of Banff Landscapes, exhibition at Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary; Vanguard Magazine, April, 1985.

______, Floating, exhibition catalogue essay, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Sept. 1987

TOUSLEY, NANCY, Some of These Painters Not Yet Ready For Public Scrutiny, review of New Realist Painting and Drawing at Subway Gallery, Calgary Herald, March 10, 1976

________, Alberta Now, review of exhibition at Edmonton Art Gallery, Calgary Herald, May 15, 1980

________, Exhibit ion Shows Diversity of Drawing Being Done in Alberta, review of Some Drawings by Some Albertans, at A.C.A. Gallery, Calgary Herald, Nov. 27, 1980

________, Painter Thumbs Her Nose at Taboo, review of, Joice M. Hall/Paintings and Drawings, at Off Centre Centre; Calgary Herald, Sept.10, 1981

________, Alberta Panorama Tailored For Atrium, Calgary Herald, Nov 18, 1984

________, Artist Experiments, review of, Banff Landscapes, at Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary Herald, Feb. 1985

________, Alberta Artists at Leighton Artist Colony”, Alberta Visual Arts Newsletter, 1985

________, Artist Captures Scope, Grandeur of the Rockies, artist in the studio series, Calgary Herald, summer, 1986

________, Figures Transformed into Symbolic Form, review of, Joice M. Hall/Figures at Paul Kuhn Gallery; Calgary Herald, April 18, 1987

________, Floating on View in Lethbridge, art briefs, Calgary Herald, Sept. 4, 1987

________, Artist Attempts Allegory of Spiritual Transcendence, review of, Floating exhibition at Nickle Arts Museum; Calgary Herald, Nov. 1987.

________, Art Links Two Worlds, Calgary Herald, Nov. 1990

________, Magical Panoramas Unearth Wanderlust, Calgary Herald, Dec. 1994

________, Looking at Joice M. Hall, Art in Calgary, Calgary Herald website, May 19, 2010

________, Art in Calgary, review, Calgary Herald , May 19, 2010

VARGA, VINCENT, Aspects of Contemporary Painting in Alberta, exhibition catalogue p. 38-9, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, 1987

WALTERS, JANET, Joice M. Hall/Floating, Gallery magazine, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Sept.-Nov. 1987

WILKIN, KAREN, review of, Changes, exhibition, Arts Canada, 1976

WOYWITKA, ANNE, Is it Art or Just Pornography?, letter to the editor re: Alberta Now exhibition at Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton Journal, June 6, 1980

WYLIE, LIZ, Exhibition at KAG May Upset Some Viewers, article, Capital News, April 28, 2010

______, Why Bother? The Urge for Mimesis in the Work of Joice M. Hall, companion essay, exhibition catalogue, retrospective exhibition, Surreal. Real. Ideal at KAG, 2010



2011 Family of Painters, made for Alberta Primetime in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Calgary exhibition, Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls, http://www.albertprimetime.com/Stories.aspx?pd=2363


1984-85 Spaces and Places, VHS, video tape produced by Alberta Art Foundation, to accompany the Spaces and Places exhibition

Joice M. Hall: “Gwaii Haanas: Islands & Sacred Sites” Solo Exhibition e-Catalog 2019


OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 31, 2018

This painting installation & Exhibition is my attempt to recreate the drama and beauty of Haida Gwaii and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site that I experienced during my participation in the 2016 Artists in Gwaii Haanas Residency Program.

Exhibition e-Catalog: click HERE
International Women’s Day Group Exhibition e-Catalog 2021

International Women’s Day Group Exhibition 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

For the exhibition e-Catalog click HERE