As part of the B.A. curriculum in Art at Skidmore College (USA), Joyce Ozier studied colour with Alice Moshier, a disciple of Josef Albers at Yale. This left a passion for colour that has been with her throughout a career that has shifted disciplines several times over the years.
When she moved to Vancouver, she received an M.A. in Theatrical Design from the University of British Columbia. For many years after that, she led a ‘visual theatre’ group, The Royal Canadian Aerial Theatre, which performed internationally at festivals, outdoor events, and art galleries.
Since those days, Ozier has been active as an artist, arts manager, and writer. She 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, Ozier moved into a highly-visual commercial field. She 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. Ozier retired from WOW! WINDOWS in 2009 and is now painting full time.
Her work is included in various collections in Canada, the U.S., and the UK.
– SHEILA: Women, Art, and Production, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
– Divergent Convergence, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
– Blue Refuge, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC