Janna Watson

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Falling Forward
June 4-20, 2020
340 Dundas Street W., Toronto
Opening Reception: June 4th, 2020, 5-7 pm - Artist in attendance 

Bau-Xi Gallery is pleased to present a dynamic new body of work by Toronto-based painter, Janna Watson. In a solo exhibition titled Falling Forward, Watson reasserts and expands on her distinctive abstraction and emphatic colour that propelled her into national and global recognition.

"This body of work represents the movement of energy from the mush of the unconscious, and translating this into some kind of human reality."

Janna Watson's compelling abstract compositions use colour, line, and energetic brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. Her work possesses an elegant and powerful energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of loose painting and gestural mark-making. Watson's paint strokes are feeling, sensing, emotive “moments” that wholly refer to this mark-making itself without retreating into the sometimes alienating world of pure abstraction. They are altogether honest and confident, vulnerable and evocative portraits of colour, texture, space, and movement.

Watson holds an honours degree in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design, and since graduating has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally in more than 20 solo exhibitions. Her work has appeared in notable public collections including those of TD Bank, CIBC, Nordstrom, Telus, the Ritz-Carlton, ONi ONE, the Soho Metropolitan Hotel, and Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2013, she was commissioned to create an impressive, 11 x 31-foot painting for the lobby of AURA, Canada’s tallest residential building.

Watson’s paintings circulate regularly at international fairs, including the Toronto International Art Fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, and in Seattle, where they were recently featured by Artsy in its list of “10 Works to Collect at the Seattle Art Fair.” Watson’s work has been covered by publications such as The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, and House & Home.

Janna Watson artwork featured in JW Marriott Vancouver

Listen to Janna Watson's interview on The Jealous Curator podcast

View Janna Watson's CV

60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Colour Theory, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 72 in. - $11,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Dreamscape, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed, 60 X 72 in. - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - What Colour Blocks You, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Wind Telephone, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
72 X 72 in. - $13,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Ice Cream Melts Me, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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60 X 72 in. - $11,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Rose Gold Halo, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 60 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Whistle for a Bear, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Optic Heart, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
54 X 54 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Wife of Brain, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Powered By A Whole Song, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Light A Flame, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Dragging A Thought Over, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Dark Dream of Its Own, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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54 X 54 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Ice Mint, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Garden Moves, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
45 X 85 in. - $10,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Dream Escapes, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - A Sky Scape with a few Variances, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - At The Airport, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - What's Better Than Grass, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Winter Scape, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Eating Almonds, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Equation, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 x 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Touch My Ozone, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Bewitched, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - In Another Time, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
24 X 30 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Winter Scape 1, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $4,600.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Channel Joan Mitchell, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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24 X 30 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Winter Scape 2, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
24 X 30 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Winter Scape 3, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
24 X 30 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Winter Scape 4, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Janna Watson - Somewhere a Doorbell Rings, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 40 in. - $4,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson - I Try To Talk About What Colour Means, Mixed Media on Panel,,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 36 in. - $5,700.00 CAD
Janna Watson - In My Place, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
48 X 48 in. - $7,100.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Birds Flutter About the Yard, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 in. - $3,500.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Sandcastle in my Head, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 60 in. - $9,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - No Seer Sees What's Next, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 48 in. - $8,400.00 CAD
Janna Watson - Melatonin Disturbance, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
40 X 30 in. - $4,300.00 CAD
Janna Watson - I Nail My Tongue To The Ground, Mixed Media on Panel with Resin, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 24 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Janna Watson - My Middle Ground, Mixed Media on Panel, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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