About the Artist
Producer/ painter Jo Napier blends research and powerful portraits to create art and one-one-one dramatizations - conversations – with, primarily, Great Women of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Before she was a painter, Napier was a journalist and author; she interviewed female tech leaders like Anita Borg and Gerry Laybourne for her book Technology With Curves: Women Reshaping the Digital Landscape" (HarperCollins), covered technology and politics as a columnist (The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, The Halifax Herald), was a Parliament Hill and Washington correspondent and associate produced documentaries and a series about digital life for PBS.
She is comfortable in the corporate world, having worked as communications writer and consultant for public and private entities; and the media world, as a seasoned journalist who has covered federal campaigns and budget lockups. As a writer, she has helped create annual reports, award-winning documentaries, speeches for CEOS and has covered business and political stories internationally. A Halifax native, she been painting for over 15 years - having studied at Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art - Design and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.