Wieland, Joyce

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Wieland, Joyce Gender: F
Joyce June Wieland
born on 30 June 1930 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Toronto, Ontario (CAN), 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 07°43' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°06 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 02°25'


Canadian experimental filmmaker and mixed media artist. She was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982.

Wieland's aptitude for art was first expressed during her childhood, when she made many drawings and comic books to help her cope with the death of her parents. As a teenager, she studied commercial art and graphic design. After completing her schooling, she worked at an animation studio, where she learned techniques she would later apply in her own films.

In 1956, Wieland married filmmaker Michael Snow, who she had met through her job at the animation studio. She had her first solo exhibition in 1960 at the Isaacs gallery in Toronto, making her the only woman that the prestigious gallery represented and instantly earning her greater recognition for her work.

In 1962, Wieland and Snow moved to New York where they lived until 1970. She attracted critical recognition of her work but eventually moved back to Toronto. Wieland later divorced Snow and kept a low profile until her death on June 27, 1998 from Alzheimer's disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Jane Lind's book, "Joyce Wieland: The Life of Joyce Wieland" (2001), p. 31: "Two hours into June 30, 1930, Joyce June Wieland was born in an upstairs bedroom at 99 1/2 Claremont Street, three years after her family had moved to the city of Toronto."


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (film)