Title: Fig. Study No. 53
Size: 14" x 11"
Portelance received her Bachelor of Photography from Ryerson Polytechnical University, Toronto, Canada. She has experience teaching photography to children ages five to fourteen at Camp Robin Hood, Markham, Ontario, and she has been Guest Lecturer teaching photography in the Architecture Department at Daejin University, Pocheon, South Korea. Her work has been published in: Beneath The Beauty, Insomniac Press, Toronto; the monthly magazine, Log-In Seoul, Seoul, South Korea; Sajin Yesul, photographic art magazine, Seoul; and International Women Artists: Entering The Second Millenium, Georgette L. Owens, Alliance of Women Artists, Greenbrae, California. Portelance's work focuses on the "wonderous details and textures that create the beauty of the human form."
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Through the Body, International Visions - The Gallery, Washington, DC, 1998; In Celebration of Vice, Log-in Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 1997; Eyes Front & Center, Kyong-in Gallery, Seoul, 1996; and Rites of Skin, Ryerson Polytechnic University Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 1995.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Naked, Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, 1998; Celebration of Women Artists, The Firehouse - Fort Mason, San Francisco, 1998; Salon D'Automne 1997The Grand Palaise Des Champs-Elysees, Paris, 1997; The 4th International Female Artist's Art Annual, Art Addiction International Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 1997; Seoul Land, Dae-jin University, Pocheon, South Korea, 1996; Sexuality, Gallery 215, Toronto, 1995; and Canadian Pacific Charity Auction, BCE Place, Toronto, 1994.