Janick Houle, photographer
Janick Houle is a professional photographer and teacher since 2003. She specializes in portraiture, documentary and nature. Her works have been exhibited in Quebec, Toronto and Tokyo. She teaches at the University of Montreal and at Gosselin Photo.
Janick studied photography at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal and then honed her skills at Collège Ahuntsic, Collège Marsan and the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography (USA).
Janick is a Montrealer of Métis-Algonquin origin. She is inspired by Amerindian philosophy, which evokes gratitude and a great respect towards nature and living beings, to express her origins through series of conceptual and multimedia projects. Her approach is to transpose into images the depth of her connection with the subject, either by keeping the shot intact, thus letting the subject speak for itself, or by using digital image processing techniques to create an atmosphere that amplifies the feeling.
Écomusée du fier monde, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Connections Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2017 FRINGE Festival, photography exhibition
Collective: open theme
MAI gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2016 Green Hole 2
Collective: abstract, multimedia
Momozono Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: participation in Masako Miyazaki's exhibition, supported by the Embassy of Canada
2016 Créations des femmes
Collective: open medium
Ame-Art gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2012-2014 Open Theme
Collective: composite images
Lozeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2003 Anticonformiste et eau
Collective: composite images
Club photo Le 3e Œil, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: recipient of 4 awards for 3 photographs
1999 Pachamama (Terre-Mère)
Solo: portraits of aboriginal people
Montreal Bolivian Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Documentary about an Anicinape language learning camp.
Abstract series illustrating the sensory relationship, transmitted by the colours of the plants.
A series of portraits presenting the rituals and cultures of the First Nations during celebrations.
Abstract series illustrating a meditative state expressing the connection felt with nature.
2009-2016 Les quatre éléments
Quadriptych of images on the four essential elements (water, earth, air, fire) of the Amerindian traditions, associating each element with an image.
2008-2016 États d'âme
Series of portraits of women. Composite images expressing a state of mind.
2005-2016 La veuve
Series of portraits of a woman living an identity metamorphosis. Artistic conception of a multimedia project.
Series on contemplative photography.
Themes: Opening the Good Eye; Making Contact; The Heart of Perception; Space, Further Dimension of Perception; Cutting Loose.
Multimedia projects on the preservation of Quebec's forests and on portraits of Aboriginal persons in collaboration with the Forestare Music Ensemble.
2005-2006 Mruta Mertis Ensemble
Multimedia design for the Mruta Mertis Ensemble (choir) with André Pappathomas, composer and choir director.
Series on the contemporary dance of Catherine Nadeau, co-founder and choreographer for Best Before Tomorrow.