J.C. Heywood was born in 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto from 1959-63, and at Atelier 17 in Paris, France from 1967-69. Heywood has exhibited his prints in numerous solo shows across Canada, and participated in many international graphics exhibitions in Berlin, Taiwan, Norway, Yugoslavia, Poland, China and New Mexico. In 2008, Heywood was the subject of a touring exhibition organized by the Burnaby Art Gallery. This retrospective exhibition and accompanying catalogue J.C. Heywood: A Life In Layers chronicles Heywood’s evolution as an artist and printmaker. J.C. Heywood currently lives and works in Montreal.
The serigraph (silkscreen print) Remembering Paris reprises the artist’s interest in art history, assemblage and the gestural quality of painting. Inspired by Morandi, the world also includes an appropriated vase from a work by Edouard Manet. Layering of imagery and the careful juxtaposition of colour and shapes has become a style signature for the artist.
Flowers and Rain, 2003
ten-colour serigraph, ed. 100
paper: 27” x 21.5”