Gaye Jackson is a photo-based artist living in Toronto.  Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and address environmental history, industry, and land use.  Her work has been included in publications such as Prefix Photo Magazine and Watch Your Head, Writers and Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis, published by Coach House Books. She is a founding member of The Tenth Muse Photography Studio in Toronto and a member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. Jackson grew up in a small Ontario town in a family that encouraged exploration and a connection with the land that continues to influence her work.       instagram: gayejackson8

Selected Exhibitions

2023  Riviera Gallery and Restaurant, Toronto Island, Shoreline, November 2023

2021   Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, photographs and constructions from wire work, group show to December 2021. 

2021   Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, selections from Erratic series, continues to January 2023.

2020  Rogue Wave, outdoor installation, Toronto Island

2019   Public Art Project, Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto

2018   A Space Gallery, Toronto, vitrine exhibition, High Water Watch: defending the flood plain

2015   Public Art Project, Greater Toronto Airport Authority, curated by Lee Petri, Terminal 3, Pearson International Airport

2013   35th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga

2012   Points North, solo exhibition, Café Creperie and Gallery, Elora, Ontario

2009  Redux 401, curated by Erin MacKeen Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

              Island Narratives Past and Present curated by Delwyn Higgins, Toronto St. Lawrence Market Gallery

             Nicholson Bottles, solo exhibition, INDEXG, Toronto

2008  Drift, two-person exhibition, NewGallery, Toronto

2005  The Nicholson Bottles, solo exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario

              Illumination, Group Exhibition, Curated by April Hickox, Prime Gallery, Toronto

             Salvage, solo exhibition, Rectory Gallery, Ward's Island, Toronto

2004  Cement Factory, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, US

2003  Water, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, two-person exhibition

2002  big/small curated by Christine Swiderski, Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival, OCAD Gallery, Toronto

2001  In Stone, solo exhibition, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto

2000 Persistent Documents curated by Ray Cronin, Canadian Consulate, Tokyo, Japan

1999  Quintet, Contact Photography Festival, Tenth Muse Studio, Toronto

1998  Persistent Documents, The Photographers’ Gallery, Saskatoon

1997  Persistent Documents, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta; Gallery Connexion, Fredericton; Owen's Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

1997 to 2002 A Seed in the Pocket of Their Blood, poetry by Rafi Aaron, group exhibition, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Israel, Los Angeles, New York

1996  Persistent Documents, Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Le mois de la Photo, Montreal, Quebec

           Tenth Muse Collective, group exhibition, Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto

           Travelogue, Or Gallery, solo exhibition, Vancouver, BC

1994 Travelogue, solo exhibition, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto

Professional Development

Women's Photography Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, 2022

Art With Heart 2022: donation of artwork to annual auction for Casey House, Toronto

OPzine, November 22, 2020, online publication, images from series A line in the sand, 2020

WatchYour Head: Writers & Artists Respond to The Climate Crises, published by Coach House Books 2020

Sonavista Sound, cover and inside images CD Interpenetration, 2016; Confluence, 2017

Prefix Photo 30, Erratics, 2015

THIS Magazine, March/April 2013, images accompanying fiction What the Belgian Wrote by Grace O’Connell

Sonavista Sound, cover and inside images CD Glowing in the Dark, 2012

Sonavista Sound, Aleatoric, 2011, with percussionist Geordie McDonald, a sound and image project

Words in a window, mystery in a bottle, review by Gary Michael Dault, Globe and Mail, August 29, 2009

Cover photograph, Surviving the Censor, the unspoken words of Osip Mandelstam, book by Rafi Aaron, 2006

Message in a bottle, review by Elaine Hujer, The Hamilton Spectator, May 28, 2005

Prefix Photo 10, The Nicholson Bottles, 2004

Water, catalogue text by Margaret Rodgers, May 2003

Sonavista Sound, cover image, Bridge to Everywhere, 2002; Out in the Open, 2001

Documents persist at Canadian Embassy Gallery, The Japan Times, January 30, 2000

LikeSmoke through a Keyhole: Symbolism and Metaphor in Contemporary Photography, David Hlynsky, BLACKFLASH, Vol. 13.2/Summer 1995

Catalogue, PersistentDocuments, Ray Cronin, 1995/94

Journeys into the Heat, Review by Oliver Girling, EYE, Toronto, June 1994


Travelogue, performed at Or Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. 1995; Gallery 44, Toronto, 1992

Motel, radiofreerainforest, Co-op radio, Vancouver and Banff Centre for the Arts, 1992

The Funeral, a performance about television and death, Company of Sirens Soiree, Toronto, 1988

Man in the Pinstriped Suite, a performance about Bay Street and the Dome, Joseph Workman Theatre, 1987

Emma, a bag lady’s story, A Space; Company of Sirens Soiree; Cabbagetown Festival; Actors’ Lab; Western Front, 1985-88


Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), BMO Financial Group, Capitol One Financial Corporation, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, ARCH Disability Law Centre, individual collections.

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