ABOUT


 

Julia Campisi is a photo-based artist living in Toronto. Campisi takes imagery and objects from one historical context and reorient them to create insight into another. Meanings change as values and visual systems play out in cultural and social dynamics. Her most recent work takes, cuts and dismantles sexualized images of women. She put them back together and through the linear cuts, create a distorted figure that mutates the viewers gaze. The images transform into an interplay between the performance of femininity and cultural norms. Through this transformation, the autonomy of the female form destabilizes the construction of identity and the commodification of beauty. Julia first graduated from McMaster University with Honours in Political Science and has recently graduated with a B.F.A. from Ryerson University. Her photographs and collages have been exhibited, commissioned and acquired in both private and public spaces.