About

My work is about the translation of real space into the flat space of a photograph and what is lost and gained in the process.

Based in Toronto, Ontario.



Contact

alison.ruma@gmail.com

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Education

2016 - B.A.H. in Studio Art, University of Guelph

Selected Exhibitions

May 2017 - Platforms Project - Ed Video Booth, Group Show, Athens, GR

March 2017 – “Present Rituals” – Group Show for Kazoo Fest, Guelph, ON 

March 2017 – “Hotel” Vitrine Exhibition – Solo Show, Trinity Square Video Vitrine Space, Toronto, ON

October 2016 – Artsideout 2016: Expanding Identity – GroupShow, Gallery 1265 at UTSC, ON

September 2016 – The Sandwich Show – Group Show, White HouseStudio Project, Toronto, ON

August 2016 – Roundtable Residency – Group Show, Toronto, ON

April 2016 - A Heap of Random Sweepings - Group Show, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

March 2016 - Specialized Open Studios, Alexander Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

February 2016 - Parking Lot Monument - Solo Show, Notice Door Gallery, Guelph, ON

February 2016 - OUTDOOR SCHOOL - Group Show, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON

January 2016 - Make Yourself at Home - Group Show, Toronto, ON

January 2016 - Related Forms (put together) - Self-Curated Group Show, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON

December 2015 - Aimia AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Exhibition - Group Show, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

December 2015 - After-Hours Slideshow - Group Show, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL

November 2015 - We Talk About Failure Often - Group Show, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON

March 2015 - Fəˈtäɡrəfē - Group Show, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON

January 2015 - L/L - Group Show, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON

Awards

2016 - Extended Practices Award, 48th Annual Juried Art Show, University of Guelph

2015 - Aimia AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Winner

2015 - Photographer's Forum Magazine College and High School Photography Contest Honourable Mention

2015 - 2nd Place Photography Prize, 47th Annual Juried Art Show, University of Guelph

2014 - Art in the Bullring Honorarium, University of Guelph

Residencies

July - August 2016 - Roundtable Residency, Toronto, ON

June - October 2016 - Drake AV, Toronto, ON

Publication

2017 - Hart House Review

2016 - Archive Collective ORIGINS 

2016 - Kaleidoscope Issue 7

2015 - This Very Instant Vol 1, Adulthood

2015 - Kaleidoscope Issue 6

Professional Experience

2016 - Set design and build for He Said It. by Francesco Gagliardi at the Harbourfront Centre

2012-2014 - Executive, Photo Arts Club, University of Guelph

Using Format