Featured Artists In Photography

  • KEN LUM

    Born in Vancouver on September 26, 1956. Lives and works in Philadelphia.   Known for investigations of identity, language and space that often address colonial legacies, Ken Lum has create...

  • WILL GILL

    Born in Ottawa on July 5, 1968. Lives and works in St. John's. Will Gill is a Newfoundland-based artist known for his wide-ranging and often poetic works in sculpture, painting, photography and vid...

  • TERRANCE HOULE

    Born December 9, 1975, in Calgary. Lives and works in Calgary. In a practice that ranges from performance to photography to film and video works, Blackfoot artist Terrance Houle remakes the trouble...

  • MICAH LEXIER

    Born in 1960 in Winnipeg. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Micah Lexier is a Toronto-based multimedia artist whose many-tiered practice includes sculpture, installation, photograp...

  • CORIN SWORN

    Born in London, England, in 1976. Lives and works in Glasgow.   Corin Sworn’s installations, drawings and films, which intertwine history and fiction, often address the recent past and ou...

  • ADAD HANNAH

    Born in New York in 1971. Lives and works in Montreal and Vancouver.   Adad Hannah is known for beautiful, cleverly staged tableaux vivant videos that often revisit or re-enact f...

  • CAROLE CONDÉ AND KARL BEVERIDGE

    Condé born in Hamilton in 1940. Beveridge born in Ottawa in 1945. Both live and work in Toronto.   Since the mid-1970s, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge have been producing socially engage...

  • SCOTT CONARROE

    Born in Edmonton in 1974.   Scott Conarroe's picturesque photographs read as both traditional landscapes and insightful views of contemporary industrial and transportation infrastructures....

  • DIANA THORNEYCROFT

    Born in Claresholm, Alberta, in 1956. Lives and works in Winnipeg.

     

    Using photography and drawing, Diana Thorneycroft often explores the darker side of supposedly innocent or benign ...

  • LUIS JACOB

    Born in Lima, Peru, in 1970. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Luis Jacob is a Toronto-based multimedia artist and curator concerned with notions of collectivity, and, increasingly...

  • SUZY LAKE

    Born in Detroit in 1947. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Suzy Lake is known for photo-based works in which the politics of the body, beauty and gender are explored in intelligent...

  • ROY ARDEN

    Born in Vancouver in 1957. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Roy Arden first became known for his photographic work, and since 2005 has also created notable video, collage, sculpture and digi...

  • JAYCE SALLOUM

    Born in Kelowna in 1958. Lives and works in Vancouver. A photographer and video artist, Jayce Salloum is known for installation works that sensitively investigate historical, social and cultural co...

  • REBECCA BELMORE

    Born in Upsala, Ontario, in 1960. Lives and works in Winnipeg. Since the late 1980s, the work of Anishinabe artist Rebecca Belmore has pivoted on a highly charged balance between the personal and t...

  • JAMES NIZAM

    Lives and works in Vancouver.   James Nizam is known for photographs in which the medium's connection to sculpture and architecture is explored, as well as notions of the home and the ephem...

  • KEVIN SCHMIDT

    Born in Ottawa in 1972. Lives and works in Vancouver. Kevin Schmidt’s interdisciplinary work tries, tests and ultimately celebrates traditional notions of the sublime in the Canadian landscape. T...

  • SPRING HURLBUT

    Born in Toronto on April 11, 1952. Lives and works in Toronto.

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    Ruminations on life, death and the human condition resound throughout Spring Hurlbut’s practice. Whether...

  • ATTILA RICHARD LUKACS

    Born in Calgary in 1962. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Attila Richard Lukacs famously combines reverence and irreverence in his large-scale paintings.  Lukacs graduated from Vancouver’...

  • MARK LEWIS

    Born in 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario. Lives and works in London, UK.   Photographer and filmmaker Mark Lewis emerged on the Toronto art scene in the 1980s after attending London’s Harrow Col...

  • STAN DOUGLAS

    Born in Vancouver in 1960. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Stan Douglas is recognized as part of the Vancouver School of photoconceptualists that also includes Ian Wallace, Jeff Wall and Ro...

  • ARNAUD MAGGS

    Born in Montreal in 1926. Died in Toronto on November 17, 2012.   Arnaud Maggs began working as a visual artist in the mid 1970s at the age of 47, following successful careers as a graphic ...

  • TIM LEE

    Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1975. Lives and works in Vancouver. Working at the cross-section of self-portraiture, parody and fandom, Tim Lee uses photography, video and text to upend assumptions about...

  • IAN WALLACE

    Born in Shoreham, England in 1943. Lives and works in Vancouver.

    Ian Wallace is a celebrated artist and teacher, best known as...

  • KRISTAN HORTON

    Born in Niagara Falls in 1971. Lives and works in Toronto.   Kristan Horton uses a variety of media—including but not limited to photography—to elaborate on the ways in which movement i...

  • PASCAL GRANDMAISON

    Born in Montreal in 1975. Lives and works in Montreal. Pascal Grandmaison’s photo, film and video works offer poetic meditations on subjects ranging from the portraiture traditions to modernist a...

  • EDWARD BURTYNSKY

    Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, in 1955. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer known internationally for his images on the shaping of lands...

  • SARAH ANNE JOHNSON

    Born in Winnipeg in 1976. Lives and works in Winnipeg.

     

    The work of Sarah Anne Johnson engagingly and unpretentiously suggests photography’s limits in conveying one’s full...

  • KARIN BUBAŠ

    Born in North Vancouver in 1976. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Karin Bubaš looks at ways in which environments, both natural and built, interact with, shape and reflect their inhabitants...

  • DANA CLAXTON

    Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, in 1959. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Born of Lakota Sioux descent, Dana Claxton investigates the ongoing impact of colonialism on Aboriginal cultures in N...

  • ANNIE MACDONELL

    Born in 1976 in Windsor. Lives and works in Toronto.   Annie MacDonell shifts through photography, film, sculpture, sound and installation in a practice that questions the assumptions of or...

  • ERIN SHIRREFF

    Born in Kelowna, British Columbia, in 1975. Lives and works in New York City. Erin Shirreff is a photographer, sculptor and video artist who creates an interplay between these various media in her ...

  • ROBERT BURLEY

    Born in 1957 in Picton, Ontario. Lives and works in Toronto. Since the mid-1980s, photographer Robert Burley has used the camera as a recording device to make fleeting traces of the material world ...

  • JACK BURMAN

    Born in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1949. Lives and works in Toronto.

     

    Photographer Jack Burman is widely known for his depictions of human remains, some embalmed for religious purp...

  • JESSICA EATON

    Born in Regina in 1977. Lives and works in Montreal. Jessica Eaton’s photographs dissect chemical and optical phenomena, the materiality of film, and the language of light itself. Eaton came to i...

  • JIN-ME YOON

    Born in Seoul in 1960. Lives and works in Vancouver. The intersections between identity and location have been a central theme in Jin-me Yoon's work. Having emigrated from Seoul to Vancouver as a c...

  • ALAIN PAIEMENT

    Born in 1960 in Montreal. Lives and works in Montreal.   Since the mid 1980s, photographer Alain Paiement has shown internationally, making his mark in contemporary photography through a su...

  • MICHAEL SNOW

    Born in Toronto on December 10, 1929. Lives and works in Toronto.   Senior artist and member of the Order of Canada, Michael Snow is a pioneer of conceptualist and multimedia practice in Ca...

  • JEFF WALL

    Born in Vancouver in 1946. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Widely acknowledged as the figurehead of the Vancouver school of photo-conceptual art, Jeff Wall, through his large-scale lightbox...

  • DAMIAN MOPPETT

    Born in Calgary in 1969. Lives and works in Vancouver.   Utilizing multiple mediums including photography, sculpture, drawing, painting and video, Damian Moppett’s conceptual and studio-b...

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