Elsie Nisonen is a Toronto-based visual artist.
She has studied photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and received a Certificate in Photography, Chang School at Ryerson University. She has a BA in Social Cultural Anthropology and Semiotics at the University of Toronto. She is a member of Gallery 44, Toronto.
On “Freeze Frames”: “The photographs of ice were captured one cold February morning in my neighbourhood. While out walking the dogs, I noticed the morning sun lighting up the ice that had formed in my local park. The ice was beautifully transformed into landscapes, outer space, architecture, alien structures and so much more. The more I look, the more I see in each photograph.”
The photography by Elsie Nisonen varies in subject matter, location, lighting, outdoors or in studio. All images are an exploration into light, inspiration, beauty and storytelling.
2018 Freeze Frames, Queen Mother Cafe, September – October 2018
1995 Mexico in July: San Miguel De Allende, La Hacienda Restaurant, Toronto
Selected Group Exhibition
2018 Annual Chang School Photography Exhibition, 2018
2017 365, Gallery 44
2017 ON PROCESS AND PRACTICE, Gallery 44 Low Res Exhibition
2017 Annual Chang School Photography Exhibition, 2017
2016 Annual Chang School Photography Exhibition, 2016
2016 Landscape Class Show, Ryerson School of Image Arts – High Park Series
2014 Art festival (outdoor flag exhibition) in the DMZ area between North and South Korea.
2016 Hamish Kippen Award for Art Excellence, Photography, Chang School, Ryerson University