Moira Ness is an emerging photo-based artist specializing in contemporary landscapes. The night series, “Nightscapes”, explores the GTA’s streets at night. In this series Moira photographs empty urban landscapes and experiments with utilizing ambient night-light. Moira has exhibited at The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Red Head Gallery, Latcham Gallery, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, OMNI MODERN and The CICA Museum. She was a finalist for RMG Exposed 2016, a finalist and overall winner for the 2017 UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Competition for The Artist Project and a finalist for SNAP! 2017 Photo Auction. Moira participated in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition where she won the Emerging Artist Award and was shortlisted for the Founding Chairman's Award. Moira showed her work at NordArt in Büdelsdorf, Germany in the summer of 2017. She had work in Gallery 44's 2018 Salon 44 and showed at the Artist Project 2018. She recently was the artist in residence at The 108 Residency in Upstate New York and will be the upcoming artist in residence at Main Street Arts, also in Upstate.
Ways I Work
What do you listen to when you work?
My Hype Machine playlist.
Favourite artist(s) right now
Stella Cade, Gregory Crewdson, Cam Champ, Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Keight MacLean, tahsin — the good, Ryan Pechnick
Favourite musical artist / band right now
Majid Jordan or Silla + Rise
In a previous life I was (a) ...
I'm really good at making (a) ...
Okonomiyaki, Ramen, Bibimbap. FOOD.
Best season of the year in Toronto
Spring or Autumn. Leaning strongly towards Spring. Fresh and clean and sun.
Your favourite spot in Toronto right now
Rose and Sons! The matzah ball soup is UNREAL.
Interstellar or Blade Runner
During my breaks, I tend to ...
watch old seasons of Top Chef.
Beverage of choice
Sodastream with cherry bitters.