Joanne Corneau was born in Chicoutimi in 1952. After graduating from the University of Quebec in Montreal with a degree in Fine Arts, she embarked on a career as a painter. By the late 1980s, she had become the darling of Montreal collectors and was one of Quebec's most sought-after artists. Her reputation extended across Canada and she was one of the most respected artists in the country.
Building on these successes, Corno turned to the United States where she made her stage debut at the Morgan Gallery in Boston. New York City called to her and she moved there in 1992. It is then a new beginning for this wonderful artist. Following in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keefe and Salvador Dali, she exhibited at Steuben Glass Gallery on Madison Avenue in New York. The new millennium brought Corno to the Opera Gallery in Soho, which began to represent her enthusiastically. In just a few years, she became the most sought-after of their contemporary artists. Her works were permanently featured in New York, London, Paris, Venice, Monaco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul and Dubai.
Corno's international success is phenomenal. Her fiery dichotomies, her new expressionism style combining meticulous figurative details, have a bold contemporary resonance. Her colors combined with intense textures and generous brushstrokes do everything to tickle the eye.
The international list of museums, corporations and public and private collections continues to grow on several continents. Among several international recognitions, we can only note the collaboration with the company Lancôme, which commissioned her in 2012 a painting that will illustrate a line of cosmetics.
Through hard work and perseverance, Corno has become one of Quebec's most famous artists. And she has always encouraged young artists to do as she did, to follow their dream because sometimes dreams come true...
She sadly passed away in 2016, at the height of her fame.