Elsie Nisonen is a lens-based artist based in Toronto. She likes to work with the materiality of image making and is interested in creating multi-media images with multiple layers both in meaning and physical intervention. Her works are explorations into light, materiality, layering, nostalgia and storytelling and reside in the space between reality and fantasy, memory and truth.
Her recent conceptual work explores the impact of old family photographs and documents, and how they shape the accepted narratives of families. She has earned a Certificate in Photography at Chang School (Ryerson University) and has also studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and the University of Toronto. She has participated in many group shows, including the inaugural Low Res Show at Gallery 44 in 2017.
May 20 – June 1, 2019 @ Artscape Youngplace, 3rd Floor
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23, 6 – 8 pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, May 25, 2 – 3 pm, led by Fred Lum