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Sandy Middleton

Artist member since 2018
St. Catharines, ON

Sandy Middleton is a Canadian photographer and artist whose practice focuses on images that deal with identity, memory and natural materials. When she is not working with found images, her subject matter is primarily altered landscape that are captured with both analogue and digital cameras. All of the images are made in camera, double or triple exposures, layering of images shot on film, processed, scanned and then printed on wood or as archival pigment prints and then layered with wax.

The photograph is the main focus, even when I work with wax; it is about enhancing the image. I love the tactile element of the beeswax, the bubbles and waves, all the texture really. I love that it can take my photographs to another level, adding a third dimension. I like the mystery of it, not knowing where it will take me. I enjoy the challenge, and even the fight and ultimately the journey to what it then becomes.

Sandy holds a BA in Photography from Ryerson University. Her fine art is in many private collections in Canada and the US and has shown her work in galleries and shows throughout Ontario. She is the recipient of several Ontario Arts Council grants.


Inside the Studio


Q+A

What do you listen to when you work?

Podcasts mostly and CBC radio

Describe your home in 3 words

Tidy, comfortable, full of art!

Beverage of choice

Niagara Wines

Favourite musical artist / band right now

Bon Iver/Portugal the Man

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

Photography, mixed media works and encaustic painting, mostly from artist friends

Which piece of art you've created is your favourite, and why?

Usually the last piece because I feel get better the more I work at it.

Upcoming Exhibitions
TOAF

Toronto, Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Select Past Exhibitions
2018

Noodle Gallery
Below the Surface Encaustic three person show

2018

Artscape, Youngplace
Mindset Contact Photography Festival

2018

Riverdale Art Walk
Artfair

2017

Akasha Gallery
All the light she can not see, Contact Photo Solo exhibition

Accolades
2018

Sandy Middleton
Ontario Arts Council Grant

Residencies
2018

Sointula, BC

Education
1991

Ryerson University
BAA Still Photography

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