Sally Ayre is a photo-based artist working in print and historical photographic processes. She was born in Newfoundland and is currently living in Toronto. Walking is one of her passions, an activity she enjoys and where her thoughts can flow at liberty in many directions. The exploration of parks, ravines and waterways in and around Toronto has given Sally a rich context where many of her art projects have been sparked and fostered. During her walks she has collected hundreds of natural specimens to be scanned and catalogued into her image bank where she draws from to create work. A graduate of OCAD (1990), she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Shift Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, 2018, Laughter in the Breeze, 2015, Gallery 44's Members Gallery and Traces, 2013, Open Studio, Main Gallery, produced during her time as the 2012/13 recipient of Open Studio's Nick Novak Fellowship. In 2018 curated New Work: Work in Alternative Processes, Gallery 44 Presentation Gallery, Toronto. Recent group exhibitions include Salonsdale, Rebel Lens 2020 Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Print Matters, 2018, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto; Red Light, 2018, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto; 50.2016, 2016, Gallery 50, Toronto and Boundless and Borderless, 2013/14, Print Portfolio and Exhibition, Ontario, Australia and Taiwan. She is an educator specializing in Historical Photo Processes and has received several grants and awards.