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Joanne Soroka

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Education: 1976 Post-graduate diploma, Edinburgh College of Art
1972 Diploma in Design, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1970 McGill University, BA
Solo Exhibitions: 2000–2003 Unmarked Lives. Multicultural Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal; Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, Cornwall, Ontario; New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto; Inverness Art Gallery; St Fergus Gallery, Wick; Aberdeen Art Gallery; An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis; Museum of Edinburgh, Scotland.
1994 Joanne Soroka. MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland
1991 Joanne Soroka Textiles. Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews, Scotland, and touring
1990 Wintergarden. People's Palace, Glasgow, Great Britain
1990 Flags. Arup Associates, London, Great Britain
1987 Contemporary Textile Gallery, London, Great Britain
1982 Tapestries of Gold. Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1982 Tapestries by Joanne Soroka. Textile Museum, Washington, DC., USA
1980 Tapestries. Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec, Montreal, Canada
1980 Recent Tapestries. SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
1977 Galerie Heritage, Toronto, Canada

Two-person shows:
1972 Weavers' Workshop, Edinburgh
1978 Algonquin College Library Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
1979 Merton Gallery, Toronto
Selected group exhibitions: 2005 Open Letter: 4th International Biennial of Mini-Textiles, ARKA Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania and touring in Lithuania
2004 13th Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
1999 Edinburgh Makers. National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
1996 Woven Image: Contemporary British Tapestry. Barbican Centre, London and touring
1992–1995 Paneuro Minitex MCMXCII. Edinburgh College of Art and touring to St Petersburg, Vilnius, Riga and Kiev.
1988 Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA
1988–1989 Loose Ends, Close Ties and Other Structures. Scottish Tapestry Now. Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, and touring to Montreal, New York and Dublin.
1988 7th International Biennale of Miniature Textiles. Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1988 Incontri Venezia. Venice, Italy
1979 Four-person show. Art Latitude Gallery, New York, USA
Organisations: 1989 Professional Member, Society of Scottish Artists
1980 Ontario Society of Artists
Awards: 2004 Prize, Tallinn Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
2000, 2001, 2003 Edinburgh College of Art Research Awards
2001 Scottish Arts Council Major Award for Individual Development
1992 Index of Selected Makers, Crafts Council
1980 Judges Choice Award, Handweavers Guild of America
1976 John Noble Craft Award commendation, the Saltire Society
1966 Entrance scholarship to McGill University, Montreal, Candada