VISUAL ARTIST & PHOTOGRAPHER
Toronto-based artist Elaine Chan-Dow completed her first degree at University of Toronto in Urban Geography. After years working for an software corporation, she returned to her childhood passion, photography, completing her second degree at Ryerson University - Image Arts program.
Chan-Dow is currently at York University completing her Master of Fine Arts - Visual Arts. Her area of focus is a practice-based research focused on memory loss as embodied expression and self-hood under the great tutelage of Yvonne Singer, David Armstrong, Dr. Gail Mitchell, Katherine Knight and others.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Toronto and New York. Chan-Dow has worked on three major series: Libraria, a dialogue concerning the evolution of Literacy spaces, For Memories, assembling objects that trigger a memory of the past and Fragments, memory loss as embodied expression and self-hood.
Her minimalist approach to her subject matter brings a sense of grandeur, tranquility, and often emptiness. Although her recent work is in colour she remains true to analogue photography and historical processes such as platinum printing.
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