Moira Ness is an interdisciplinary visual artist specializing in contemporary photo-based landscapes and algorithm generated text. Her current work experiments with minimalistic text-based painting. Through data mining her own personal archive, she creates confessional and romanticized text by utilizing a word organizing algorithm. The algorithm scrambles groupings of source text, repurposing the archive into new work. She has exhibited extensively throughout North America and Germany at Koerner Hall/The Royal Conservatory of Toronto, The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Akasha Art Projects, Lakeshore Arts, Northern Contemporary, Gallery 44, Roman Susan Gallery, Red Head Gallery, Latcham Gallery, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Narwhal Contemporary, OCADU, Main Street Arts, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, and The CICA Museum. Moira participated in the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition where she won the Emerging Artist Award and in the 2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair where she won the Catherine Bratty Award for Best of Art Fair, judged by Bruce Eves. Moira showed her work at NordArt in Büdelsdorf, Germany in the summer of 2017. In late 2019 Moira collaborated with Esprit Orchestra for a performance at Koerner Hall in Toronto. The new classical piece “I Hit My Head And Everything Changed” was written by Brian Harman and Moira provided the accompanying video projection of her algorithm created text work. Moira recently joined Arts Etobicoke's board of directors, as well as their gallery committee. Moira lives in Toronto and works out of Northern Contemporary Studios in Parkdale.

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