Proof is Gallery 44’s annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography from across the country. Proof is often one of the first exhibitions in a professional context for an emerging artist and has featured work by Anique Jordan, Meryl McMaster, Janieta Eyre, Isabelle Hayeur, Germaine Koh, Laurie Kang, Nicholas Pye, Althea Thauberger, and Kotama Bouabane.
Angela Snieder is an artist and educator living in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her BFA at York University in Toronto, Ontario (2013) and her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta (2017). Her practice is based primarily in photography methods and photobased printmaking, exploring themes of land and place and the relationships between physical and psychological spaces. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and currently teaches at the University of Alberta and the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP).
Brittany Nickerson is a Canadian artist currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received her Bachelor of Design with a specialization in photography from the Alberta College of Art & Design in 2014. She recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Her photographic practice engages with many methods of image making, including analog and digital photography, alternative processing, archiving, and collage. Her work has been shown across Canada and the United States and she is committed to community engagement within art institutions.
Katelyn Gallucci is an artist and curator currently living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her practice is informed through her material explorations in the medium of photography. Encouraged by the ephemeral qualities of time, she continually returns to the light sensitive medium as a tool of mediation and gesture of representation. Katelyn received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from OCAD University where was awarded the Project 31 award for her undergraduate thesis work. After her degree she ventured into world of curation where she had the privilege of curating the Signals and Sentiments exhibition at Critical Distance Centre for Curators as a part of the 2017 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. Additionally, Katelyn's practice has received funding from the Ontario Arts Council and Cue Arts Foundation. Her work has been exhibited both in Canada and aboard.
Luther Konadu is a writer and artist of Ghanaian descent based in Winnipeg Manitoba. He is a content creator for the online publication Public Parking. A project for highlighting the working practices of emerging creators and thinkers. He is also a writing contributor for Akimbo. His studio labour is project-based and realized through photographic print media and painting processes. He is interested in how the legacies of those mediums continue to shape prevailing perceptions of group identities. He uses his work to reinterpret those image-making mediums. Konadu lives and works on Treaty One Territory, the stolen lands of the Anishinaabe, Métis, Cree, Dakota and Oji-Cree Nations.
Sophie Sabet is an emerging media artist working predominantly in video. As an Iranian-born woman raised in Canada, her work focuses on exploring identity and the influences of the diasporic experience within the domestic sphere. She holds a BA in Art History from Queens University, and a MFA in Documentary Media Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.