From October 3-7, Indigenous Visual Culture’s NIGIG Artist-in-Residence Rosalie Favell will present a curated selection of images taken during her residency at OCAD U. The new portraits on display will be of arts + culture professionals who participated in the three OCAD U/Toronto FACING the CAMERA portrait sessions.
FACING the CAMERA will be on display from October 3-7 in the Ada Slaight Student Gallery at OCAD U. A small, intimate reception will take place on Wednesday October 5 from 5:00-7:00pm. Rosalie will provide a brief artist talk on the series and respond to guest questions. Light refreshments provided.
About FACING the CAMERA: FACING the CAMERA is an ever-growing national and international visual document of the Indigenous arts community. Using the portrait session as a performance space, Rosalie encourages individuals to express personal experience and history with the context of tradition and communal values.
About Rosalie Favell: Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. She has received numerous grants, and won prestigious awards such as the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten Award and the Karsh Award. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. She has studied and taught extensively at the post-graduate level. In Ottawa Rosalie has taught at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Discovery University.