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Julie Pasila is a photo-based artist from Toronto, Canada. Her current work brings light-sensitive photographic papers out of the darkroom and into the field to create one-to-one impressions of the landscape. She received her MFA from Ryerson University in 2011 and her BFA from the University of Guelph in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. 


Studio #14

Artscape Gibraltar Point

443 Lakeshore Ave, Toronto Islands

juliepasila [at] gmail [dot] com


MFA, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, 2011

BFAH (with Distinction), University of Guelph School of Fine Art & Music, 2007


2019  Cold Spell, Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone, Toronto (CA)


2020  (Forthcoming) Dust: The Plates of the Present, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

2019  Grow-Op, The Gladstone, Toronto (CA)

2018  In Situ, Small Arms Inspection Building, Mississauga (CA)

2018  Nes Alumni Exhibitions, NES (Skagaströnd, IS) and Deiglan (Akureyri, IS)

2018  Lumen Residency Exhibition, The Crypt Gallery, London (UK)

2018  Come Over to My Place, Earl Selkirk Gallery, Toronto (CA)

2017  Lumen Residency WIP Exhibition, Chiesa di San Francesco, Atina (IT)

2017  Festival of Light, Atina (IT)

2015  Field Study, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago (US)

2015  Fljótstunga Creative Process Summer Exhibition, Fljótstunga Artist Residency, Reykholt (IS)

2014  NES Opið Hús, Skagaströnd (IS)

2013  Made Here, Graven Feather Studio, Toronto (CA)

2013  The Dark Room, 918 Bathurst, Toronto (CA)

2012  Näkymä, Kulttuurikeskus Laaksola, Akaa (FI)

2010  Some Story We Were Told, Nuit Blanche, Ryerson University, Toronto (CA)

2010  The Grand Trunk, The Gladstone, Toronto (CA)

2009  Underexposed, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto (CA)

2009  Still Standing, Alma Gallery, Guelph (CA)

2008  Miniatures: 3rd Annual Miniature Photography Show, Praxis Gallery, Toronto (CA)

2008  Between Memory & History (for CONTACT International Photography Festival), Academy of Realist Art, Toronto (CA)


Doc Now Documentary Media Festival // Film Programs: Fissures, Divinely Inspired, Shorts, Our Town, Testaments // Screened at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, CA // Exhibitions: Still Photo, Sensory Selves, B-Sides, Tracing Toronto // Exhibited at Toronto Image Works, 80 Spadina, IMA Gallery, Pari Nadimi Gallery, 2011


2018  Ontario Arts Council Visual Arts Project Creation Grant

2018  Fotofilmic Shortlist III 

2009 + 2010  Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2009  Ryerson Graduate Award

2007  Stephen Bulger Photography Award, University of Guelph 

2006 + 2007  MacIntyre Photography Award

2006  Judith Tatar Photography Award, University of Guelph


2017  Invited Artist, Dust: The Plates of the Present, Paris (FR), August 17 - 20

2017  Artist in Residence, Lumen Studio Residency Programme, Atina (IT), August 3 - 17

2017  Artist in Residence, Graven Feather on Alpine, Toronto (CA), February 1 - 28

2014  Artist in Residence, NES, Skagaströnd (IS), November 1 - December 31

2014  Artist in Residence, Fljótstunga, Reykholt (IS), October 16 - 30

2012  Artist in Residence, Arteles Creative Centre, Hämeenkyrö (FI), June 1 - 30


(Upcoming) Introduction to Lumen Printing, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto (CA), September 2019


Guest Speaker, "Principles of Photography," co-sponsored by the CONTACT International Photography Festival & the Parkdale BIA, Parkdale Collegiate, Toronto (CA), February 20, 2013

Artist Talk, Näkymä, Kulttuurikeskus Laaksola, Akaa (FI), July 1, 2012

Artist Talk, Art Forum Tampere, TR1 Taidehalli, Tampere (FI), May 26, 2012

Guest Speaker, “Project Development in Documentary Media,” Ryerson University, Toronto (CA), February 17, 2012

Panelist, Art Works & People in White Film Screening, Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Toronto (CA), November 7, 2011

Panelist, Doc Now Festival, Ryerson University, Toronto (CA), June 15, 2011


Photography Facilities Technologist for Art & Art History, a collaborative program between University of Toronto & Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, 2015~

Image Arts Technologist for Photography & Media Studies, University of Guelph-Humber, 2013-2014

Co-Chair, Curatorial Committee, Doc Now Documentary Media Festival, 2010-2011


Thank You:

Ontario Arts Council