BIO


Moira Ness is an emerging photo-based artist specializing in contemporary landscapes and algorithm based text. Her current body of work, entitled “Cyclical”, explores and experiments with Nietzsche’s theory of eternal recurrence. This theory states all events in cosmic history have repeated, and will continue to repeat, in an endless cycle. Moira explores this idea through visual and written repetition. She selects focal points of a photo to repeat and digitally manipulates the repetitions to blend seamlessly into the natural background. The finished editing does not stand out, but rather is discovered through the mind’s habitual recognition of subtle patterns, symmetry, and discrepancies. She utilizes algorithms to create repetition based written work with source text from various social media platforms(MSN Messenger, Blogger, Twitter). 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 will also be showing her work at NordArt in Büdelsdorf, Germany in the summer of 2017. She will have work in Gallery 44's 2018 Salon 44 and will be showing at the Artist Project in 2018. She recently was the artist in residence at The 108 Residency in Upstate New York. 

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