Thomas Brasch (B.A., B.Ed., MBA) has devoted thirty years to education before embarking on his second career as a photographer and visual artist. Completely self-taught in the discipline, he is able to showcase his perceptions of beauty, turning the real into surreal. He has had several solo shows in Toronto and has been in several group shows internationally. His style of abstraction is multi-layered, providing an underlying statement to the aesthetics. He is the Artist in Residence 2022 at the Clark Centre for the Arts at the Guild Park and Gardens in Scarborough.
Kim Fullerton has worked in the Canadian visual art sector since 1983 as an artist, curator, writer and founder of Akimbo Art Promotions. Her recent disability activism includes spearheading Access Visual Art which promotes barrier-free galleries in Ontario; sitting on the Board of Directors at Tangled Art + Disability and co-chairing ArtsBuild Ontario’s Accessibility Advisory Committee. In 2017, she was awarded the RCA Medal by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts for her service and contributions to the visual arts in Canada and in 2020 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She currently lives in Calgary.
ASHLEY IRIS GILL
Ashley Iris Gill is a queer Toronto-based cinematographer, director and editor. She has worked on a number of different projects from music videos, documentaries to commercials. Some of the clients she’s collaborated with have been Mercedes Benz Canada, BMO, Absolut Vodka, Sprite Pet Valu, and Nike to name a few. Ashley’s cinematography is often described as emotive, intimate, vulnerable and she has the ability to make people comfortable in front of her lense.
Vince Ha is a writer-director who captures fragmentary moments and uses them to challenge issues of race, class, gender, and representation. He holds an MFA in Documentary Media. His work has been presented locally at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Gardiner Museum, Buddies in Bad Times, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, and Hot Docs Rogers Cinema, and internationally in China, Germany, Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam.
Kalmplex is a multi media visual artist who was born and raised in Toronto to Jamaican and Ghanaian ancestry. Painting, photography, videography and djing vinyl is a prominent forte. Kalmplex has been documenting art and culture in Toronto for over 2 decades. Kalmplex has participated in Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival for various years, solo and group artistic exhibitions and documenting events independently from time.
Wade (he/him) is a queer, Toronto-based artist. He got his first camera at the age of 5 and instantly fell in love. He has worked professionally as an actor, singer, dancer, visual artist, writer, and now as a photographer. His personal work centres around queer identity, expression, and love. He has a cat named Sparkle, a love for pizza, and a passion for feeling (oof, my heart).
Public Studio is the collective art practice of filmmaker Elle Flanders and architect Tamira Sawatzky. Public Studio creates large-scale public artworks, lens-based works, films, and immersive installations that examine the social, and political implications of landscape. Public Studio exhibits their work internationally and has garnered critical attention for their work receiving numerous commissions and awards. A monograph of Public Studio’s work was recently published entitled The Long Now.
Jason Perreault is a photographer based in Montreal. With a background in theatre, he is influenced by narrative techniques and the desire to create character-based images in his work. His photographs navigate the boundaries between fine art and fashion, creating images that navigate the world of sex, queer representation, and gender fluidity. Perreault’s work seeks to complicate and open dialogue around the industry’s view of gender and the body.
Josh Rille (they/them) is a lens-based artist interested in/focused on collaborative portraiture and exploring the intersections of queer identities. They graduated from Sheridan College in 2017 and was the recipient of the Canon Excellence Award.
John Rubino is an arts educator, programmer and curator, who has studied in the ateliers of Gerhardt Richter and set designer Karl Kneidl. Rubino has worked as a curatorial assistant at the ROM and the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, and as Associate Art Director for the Canadian feature film, 32 Short Films about Glenn Gould. A Co-founder of NUIT ROSE, he currently works at OCAD University.