Joanna Turlej graduated from OCAD University with honours degree and an Award of Excellence.
During the last 35 years working as a fine artist, she has explored different media. In 2014 she began working with paper collage on canvas for which she received numerous awards.
In 2015, Joanna participated in the Art Monaco exhibition. In 2015-2017, she participated in The Artist Project, Toronto. In 2017 she participated in UNESCO sponsored international exhibition in Italy “Human Rights? #H2O”. In 2023, she exhibited in CFS Members’ exhibition at NPCC and received first place award. Most recently her work was juried into Impact 2023 exhibition at NPCC.
Joanna exhibits 3-5 times a year in juried exhibitions in Canada and internationally. She is an elected, life member and current president of Colour and Form Society.
Joanna teaches at VAM and has taught a Paper Collage course at the Fleming Collage in Haliburton (Summer 2022)