Joanne Hastie is an artist based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Her focus is using technology to be more creative. In her current work she uses robotics, programming and paint to create art.
For over a decade she worked as an R&D Engineer in various small companies while painting on evenings and weekends. She kept both careers very separate as they have very different communities and expertise.
Joanne’s first tech-art project was with a small desktop robotic arm and she taught herself to code in Python. Joanne’s work on a painting robot earned her a 5th place in the 2018 International Robot Art competition and international press. Her latest work of Machine Learning Curation was shown at NeurIPS 2018 conference in Montreal, Canada. Joanne is currently investigating using AI with abstracts and cityscape paintings that use classification and generation processes.
Joanne loves to travel, this led her to Graniti, Sicily in 2014 where she painted a mural. Wanting to return, she organized a larger Vancouver group of artists to paint in the same town in 2017. The group formed into 13 Feet Off the Ground