Joanna Katchuas is a professional artist, photographer and curator with extensive professional experience managing community-based arts programs in the GTA region. Joanna graduated OCAD University (2005-2009) with an undergraduate degree in Photography. Upon graduation she pursued her passion of fine arts and worked as a practicing artist, building a significant body of work that has been on display in over 30 public exhibitions, published in over 20 books, newspapers and magazines and has won numerous local and regional awards. Joanna’s fine art work typically features surrealist imagery combined with lighthearted emotional themes.

In 2011, Joanna was asked to supervise the undergraduate thesis program at OCAD University as a TA working under the Photography & Friends residency program. While working as a TA, Joanna built strong leadership and communication skills that would serve her later in her career.

From 2010-2016, Joanna created, curated and managed the Photography and Multi-Arts Program as part of the Beaches International Jazz Festival. This highly successful program included exhibitions, community programs, workshops and volunteer programs enjoyed by the thousands of festival attendees. Joanna developed considerable experience developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating art programs and exhibitions for both herself and for others as part of managing this program.

As part of this program Joanna applied and was accepted as a recipient for an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant that enabled her to expand the program to provide programs year round for the Beaches/East-York community through local schools and hospitals.

Since 2011, Joanna has been working as a freelance commercial photographer and arts curator. As a photographer she specializes in photographing food, interiors/exteriors, products, portraits and events for numerous businesses and agencies.


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