Joyce Ozier / Visual Artist & Award Winning Retail Designer
As part of the B.A. curriculum in Art at Skidmore College (USA), I studied colour with Alice Moshier, a disciple of Josef Albers at Yale. This left a passion for colour that has been with me throughout a career that has shifted disciplines several times over the years.
When I moved to Vancouver, I received an M.A. in Theatrical Design from the University of British Columbia. For many years after that, I led a ‘visual theatre’ group, The Royal Canadian Aerial Theatre, which performed internationally at festivals, outdoor events, and art galleries.
Since those days I’ve been active as an artist, arts manager, and writer. I was the first Executive Director of the emerging Vancouver Dance Centre (now ScotiaBank Dance Centre); was a consultant to the Canada Council; and co-authored a book with Murray Farr on performing arts touring in Canada which was commissioned by the Touring Office of the Canada Council.
In the late 90’s, I moved into a highly-visual commercial field. I founded WOW! WINDOWS display & design ltd. and built it into an award-winning visual merchandising firm responsible for many retail clients in the Pacific Northwest. I retired from WOW! WINDOWS in 2009 and am now painting full time.