Joyce Westrop is a contemporary artist working in Ottawa, Canada. She examines the world through
drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
“As a contemporary abstract artist, I use the language of abstraction as a conceptual tool to
explore a range of complex themes, such as the environment and sustainability, or consumer culture
and how we see our world. To start this exploration, I use motifs or case studies that serve as proxies
for those broader themes. The use of stand-ins leads me away from specifics of my original theme and
guides me towards more open-ended explorations in terms of desire, consequences, faith, and
perception. It also introduces an air of absurdity and/or tension where the unexpected can happen.”
At the University of Ottawa, Joyce Westrop majored in drawing and sculpture, she participated in
various exhibitions and received awards for creative achievement. After graduating with a BFA in 2001
(magna cum laude), Westrop studied printmaking at the Ottawa School of Art. She exhibits extensively.
Westrop's work is in many collections, including the Art Bank of Canada (2009) and the City of Ottawa
(2012). She has received grants for her work from the City of Ottawa (type B in 2003) and Ontario Arts
Council (emerging artist in 2005 & 2013).
Since 2006, Westrop has been a member of the Enriched Bread Artists collective (EBA) and is
currently the Vice-President.
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