Elise Victoria Louise Windsor

Toronto, ON
1989, Newmarket, ON

Elise Victoria Louise Windsor is a visual artist working and living in Montreal, Quebec. She is currently an MFA Candidate at Concordia University in the Studios Arts Program, concentrating in Photography. She graduated from OCAD University’s BFA program, focusing in photography, printmaking and sculpture. Layering photography with sculpture, she creates analogue-based photographic illusions addressing the phantasmagoric qualities specific to the medium of photography. Elise recently participated in an XPACE/SPARK Contemporary Art Space Residency in Syracuse, New York and The State Hermitage Museum Foundation of Canada Young Artist Program, in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been the recipient of various awards and participated in art exhibitions across Canada, the U.S. and Russia.

Mise en Abyme (placing into infinity)

Mise en abyme (placing into infinity)
is a collection of photographs dealing with the dialogue between mirrors and the surfaces that interact with them. Through the negation of reflection and non-reflection, the use of mirrors appears as a enigma since the camera is never in view. I disclose my techniques by using camouflage, optics, perception, and the manipulation of the truth. It is my intention in mise en abyme to create a technical exercise for the eye that is created by visual paradoxes between the subject, self, object, and camera.


MFA Studio Arts Candidate, Photography, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

BFA Photography, Printmaking Minor, OCAD University

Solo Exhibitions

TBA, Soho Lobby Gallery, Toronto (forthcoming) 
DOUBLE (OVER/UP), Art Souterrain Festival, Montreal

ABYSS, XPACE Cultural Centre, Images Festival, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

Summer Show, Gallery 129 Ossington, Toronto 
Chromatic, MASSiv Art, The Society for Arts and Technology, Montreal
Two and a Quarter, Contact Photography Festival, Lomography Flagship Store, Toronto
Bell Trinity Square Imagination Zone, Art Collection, Bell Trinity Square, Toronto
Best of 2011 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, FCP Gallery, Toronto

K-Town, Nuit Blanche, XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto
K-Town, Angell Gallery, Toronto
Inside “Out”, XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto
Art Semester at The Hermitage, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Inside “Out”, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, New York
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Proof 18, Gallery 44, Toronto
Then & There, Birch Libralato, Toronto
Cynosure, Contact Festival, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
The Show Off, Grad Ex, OCAD University, Toronto
The Next Big Thing, OCAD U Student Gallery, Toronto
Retro Show, OCAD U Great Hall, Toronto
The Artist Project, Art Exhibition, Queen Elizabeth Building, Toronto
New Prints, John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville

Double Double Rainbow, Nuit Blanche, XPACE Cultural Centre, Toronto
Cross Section, Contact Festival, Steam Whistle Roundhouse, Toronto
Creative Type II, 52 McCaul, Toronto
Retro Show, OCAD Great Hall, Toronto

Anatomia, Science Centre, Toronto
The Moving Figure, Transit Space, OCAD, Toronto
Dead or Alive, Collaborative Show, Sleeping Giant Gallery, Toronto
The Moving Figure, MaRS Discovery District, Doors Open, Toronto
The Body Show, Starving Artist Yoga, Toronto

Market Garden Winter Collection Release, The Bait Shop, Toronto
Market Garden Summer Collection Release, Ukula, Toronto


Graduate Scholarship, Concordia University
Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University
Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

Toronto Arts Council, Emerging Visual Artist Grant
Bell Trinity Square Imagination Zone Competition, Corporate Purchases

Bell Trinity Imagination Zone Competition, Corporate Purchases
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Best Student in Exhibition Award
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Best Student in Photography Award
SNAP! Stars recipient, TD Bank Financial Group, Magenta Foundation and SNAP!
The Artist Project, UNTAPPED Emerging Photographers Competition
OCAD University Student Union Grant

Toronto Image Works Prize

Toronto Image Works Prize

The Alex and Cathie MacKay Endowment Trust Fund
Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship

Publications and Catalogues

M/I/S/C  Magazine
,  The Bounce Back Issue, (Summer 2013)
Nuit Blanche à Montreal, Art Souterrain, Program

Wonereur, Ipad App, Smoke & Mirrors
Conveyor Arts MagazineIssue 3: Smoke and Mirrors, New Jersey
VOLUME 3, XPACE Anthology
Chromatic, 3rd Edition, Montreal
Elise Windsor, Visual Illusions, OTM Magazine, Issue 11, Spring (Online Interview)
Design Lines Toronto, Spring Issue

Flash Forward 2011, Magenta Foundation
Shift Conventions, OCAD University Press
Globe & Mail: University Report 10th Anniversary Edition
VOLUME 2, XPACE Anthology
Amblyopia*, Isabel M. Martínez, Proof 18 Catalogue, Gallery 44
Snap! 2011 Live Auction Catalogue
Into the Abyss, Kenny Lee, Curatorial Statement for ABYSS, XPACE

Photo Art, PhotoEd Magazine, Winter issue 30
Vision, Old Quarterly, Issue 2
The Summer Bugs, CADIUM, Issue 5
gradUandME, CADIUM, Issue 4

Girls.pdf, Online Zine, bloodoftheyoung.com
School is Cool, PhotoEd Magazine, Fall Issue 26

Please note: this is an abbreviated C.V. Please visit the artist's website for further information.

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