Cathy Groulx, Jin Zuo, Firouz Hakimzadeh
Opening: 7-9pm, December 8, 2018
December 2, 2018 – February 1o, 2019
Cathy Groulx is an award winning, international artist, born in London Ontario Canada. She paints with traditional oils on canvas from photographic references.
She has had forty (40) solo exhibitions and participated in well over three hundred fifty (350) group shows since 1989. She has exhibited in Denmark, France, the USA and Canada, and curated as well as participated in an exhibition of seven (7) artists in The Netherlands in 2009. Her paintings have gone to ten Countries including one to Taiwan as a gift from The County of Oxford.
Her work is in numerous private, corporate and public collections. Some of these include The Government of Ontario, The Woodstock Art Gallery, The Woodstock Hospital, Oxford County Administration Building, Pacific and Western Bank of Canada, Four String Banjo Hall of Fame, Woodingford Lodges, Goderich Aircraft Inc., Ernie Hardeman MPP., The Masons etc.
She has been the recipient of a number of Ontario Arts Council Exhibition grants.
Her numerous awards have included a Best in Show at the Central Ontario Art Association 2018 members juried show at The Art Gallery of Hamilton. Winning numerous public choice and juried awards, this includes a ‘Paint Ontario’ Founders Purchase Award. She and her partner received Best in Show in the OSA pARTners travelling Exhibition, awarded by Wyndham Arts. She received an Honorable Mention in the Arabella magazine’s Canada wide Landscape Competition and the Westmount Gallery Award of Merit in the NEXT2 juried show at The Toronto Arts and Letters Club
She teaches, lectures, and acts as a Juror/judge for painting and photographic competitions. Her paintings have included murals for The Town of Ingersoll, Woodstock’s Sakura House, The Alzheimer’s Society- Woodstock and theatre sets.
A member of The Woodstock Art Gallery, and Docent, she formerly co-chaired their Advisory Committee. An elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists, a former Chairperson of The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre and is a member of Oxford Creative Connections and the Canadian Glaze Oil Society.
Firouz Hakimzadeh got his Bachelar of Art Degree from University of Art in Iran, having over 20 years of experience in drawing and painting. He has extensive knowledge of pencil and chalk drawings and other materials, etc. He is very well versed in watercolor and oil painting, and has worked in different styles from impressionism to abstract. His artworks have been shown in many exhibitions all over the world. One of his artworks was selected in the biannual exhibition of international, and his name was entered into the book of Postmodern Artists in Iran.
Jin Zuo is a Chinese artist resides in Canada, internationally celebrated for his “feelism” colorful paintings, especially the ocean and Canadian natural sights. During his 30+ years of painting career, his artworks have been exhibited worldwide including the Carrousel in Louvre in Paris, National Art Museum of China etc., collected by museums, galleries and individual collectors around the world and also published by various major art associations, institutions, and magazines. Jin is also noted as one of the Top 10 Most Charitable Artists in China where he has been supporting different charitable foundations for over 15 years.