(b. Grimsby, UK) WATCH THE VIDEO Inspired by German Expressionism and the French Fauvist masters such as Matisse, Jennifer Hornyak is known for her still life and figurative paintings rendered in vivid colours with rich textured surfaces – surfaces that are created over time through many glazed layers. Hornyak was born in England where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art. In 1961, she moved to Montreal where she studied at McGill University, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Centre Saidye Bronfman.
Hornyak has exhibited throughout North America and Europe including the Paris World Exhibition in 1987 where her work was shown alongside that of Modigliani, Picasso and van Dongen. Hornyak’s work is represented in many private and corporate collections including Bombardier Transport, Burroughs Welcome, McCarthy Tétrault, Power Corporation and Hyatt Regency Hotel.