Moira Ness is an interdisciplinary visual artist from Toronto.
She makes ascetic and conceptually-driven work concerned with relentless archiving, pattern generation, and tracing comprehensive lines through her own personal history. Data mining her collection of personal correspondences and connections, Moira creates confessional and romanticized text by wielding word-organizing algorithms. These algorithms scramble groupings of source text and repurpose her archive into discrete series of new work. She has exhibited at Koerner Hall/The Royal Conservatory of Toronto, The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Akasha Art Projects, Lakeshore Arts, Northern Contemporary, Gallery 44, Roman Susan Gallery, Red Head Gallery, Latcham Gallery, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Narwhal Contemporary, The Gladstone, OCADU, Main Street Arts, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, and The CICA Museum. Moira participated in the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition where she won the Emerging Artist Award and in the 2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair where she won the Catherine Bratty Award for Best of Art Fair, judged by Bruce Eves. In late 2019 Moira collaborated with Esprit Orchestra for a performance at Koerner Hall in Toronto.
The new classical piece “I Hit My Head And Everything Changed” was written by Brian Harman and Moira provided the accompanying video projection of her algorithm created text work. Moira is on Arts Etobicoke's board of directors, as well as their gallery committee.
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