Alison Postma


My work is currently exploring getting to know objects. Through arranging and photographing still lifes, performing small gestures captured with video, or modifying found objects, I learn about objects with my hands and body.

Based in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo by Nick Vo


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See a selection of my past commercial work here.

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Limited edition prints available through Ninth Editions and JYart Beijing

If you are interested in purchasing artwork not available through the above galleries, please email me.



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

Selected Exhibitions

JAN 2020 - "Perennially Flowing", Akin Vitrine, Toronto, ON (Solo Show)

DEC 2019 - "Not All Failed Structures Are Structural Failures", private home in Toronto, ON (Two Person Show with Emma Chorostecki)

MAY 2019 - "Artificial Cave", Drake Devonshire Living Room, Wellington, ON (Solo Show)

MAY 2019 - "Studio Studies", Samsung Flagship Store as part of Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, ON (Two Person Show with Shelby Fenlon)

JAN 2019 - "Material World", 2104 Dundas W, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

MAR 2018 –“Different In My Mind”, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

MAR 2018 –“Colour Theory”, Black Cat Artspace, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

SEP 2017 –“Walls”, Unlovable Gallery, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

SEP 2017 –“Anxious Space”, Loop Gallery, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

AUG 2017 – Photophobia - Contemporary Moving Images Festival, The Art Gallery of Hamilton & Hamilton Artists Inc. , Hamilton, ON (Group Show)

JUN 2017 –Nuit Rose, the 519, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

MAY 2017 –“(Of an Organism or a Part)”, Installation for the Canadian Opera Company“Operanation” presented by the Drake Properties, Toronto, ON (Solo Show)

MAY 2017 –Platforms Project, Ed Video booth, Athens, GR (Group Show)

MAR 2017 –“Present Rituals”, for Kazoo Fest, Guelph, ON (Group Show)

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

OCT 2016 –Artsideout 2016: “Expanding Identity”, Gallery 1265 at UTSC, Scarborough, ON(Group Show)

SEP 2016 –“The Sandwich Show”, White House Studio Project, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

AUG 2016 –Roundtable Residency, Toronto, ON (Group Show)

APR 2016 –“A Heap of Random Sweepings”, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON (Group Show)

MAR 2016 –Specialized Open Studios, Alexander Hall, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON(Group Show)

FEB 2016 –“OUTDOOR SCHOOL”, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON (Group Show)

JAN 2016 –“Related Forms (put together)”, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON (Group Show)

DEC 2015 –Aimia AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, ON (Group Show)

DEC 2015 –After-Hours Slideshow, Roman Susan, Chicago, IL (Group Show)

NOV 2015 –“We Talk about Failure Often”, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON (Group Show)

Collective Work

January 2016­ - January 2018, Co­founder and member, Sadsadderdaze

Sadsadderdaze was the collective project of Emma Green, Alison Postma, Elana Shvalbe and Emma Welch. Formed in early 2016, their collaborative work is informed by architectural space and forms, particularly of public spaces.

Sadsadderdaze Exhibitions

NOV 2017 – “When you touch one thing, you have to touch all things”, Y+Contemporary, Scarborough, ON

MAR 2017 –“To Produce (a mark)”, White House Studio Project, Toronto, ON

SEP 2016 – “take part (a sport)”, Preston Gallery, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON

APR 2016 ­ “COURTYARD”, Window Installation,OUTPOST Vintage, Kazoo! Festival 2016, Guelph, ON


2018 - Nominated and Longlisted for the New Generation Photography Award, Presented by Scotiabank and the Canadian Photography Institute

2016 – 1st Place for Studio General Submissions, ARTSIDEOUT, UTSC

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

2015 - Aimia AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Winner


2019 - Reclaim Residency, Haliburton, ON, Associated with the Haliburton School of Art and Design (Fleming College) and the Haliburton Municipal Landfill Site

2016 - Roundtable Residency, Toronto, ON

2016 - Drake AV, Toronto, ON


2018 - Ephemera Magazine Issue 4: Age

2017 - Hart House Review

2016 - Archive Collective ORIGINS 

2016 - Kaleidoscope Issue 7

2015 - This Very Instant Vol 1, Adulthood

2015 - Kaleidoscope Issue 6

Other Projects

2020 - Set & Prop Design for Luna Li Music Video: "Star Stuff" 

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