- Talia Shipman | 2014
- It's Too Hot to Hold You, It's Too Cold to Not Swayed
- Photograph on wood with resin coating
- 11 x 14 in. (Edition of 4)
b. in Vancouver, BC. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
Talia Shipman is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her practice often explores the combination of aesthetics that examine the pursuit of lifestyle and design. Often highlighting the layering of references, citing issues of cultural identity, social conventions and traditions, Shipman creates works that lend themselves to the texture of photo-based collage and installation. Her permanent public projects Blue Space (Water Wall) (2015) and Water is Taught by Thirst (Submerge) (2015) are both prominently on display in Toronto's Bay Street Financial District. In addition, she has exhibited both in Canada and US as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2015) at the Drake Hotel, Photorama (2008, 2013-15) at Gallery TPW in Toronto and Greenhouse (2015) at One Mile Gallery in Kingston, NY. Shipman holds a BFA in Photography from Ryerson University, School of Image Arts (2007) and was awarded Best in Show (2007) in her graduate exhibition. She has been selected numerous times for the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Grant given to Emerging Photographers from Canada, US, UK in 2006, 2008 and 2014.