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David Brandy

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, ON

David Brandy is an award-winning contemporary fine art photography artist. He began his creative career with a BA in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University. His practice has evolved from radio copywriter, to Founder and Creative Director of a communication and live events agency, to photographic storyteller.

Brandy's artistic mantra is, "Beauty can be strange. The strange can be beautiful." The essence of his art is in finding and making what at first glance may seem to be the ordinary, and then encouraging it to bring out its strangeness, and then bending that again to find its true beauty. His eye seems to focus on persuading beautiful things to reveal their “strange”. And his sense of joy delights in the fact that it may take a moment or two for his images to reveal themselves to you.

Brandy received the Juror’s Choice Award from RMG Exposed 2019 fine art photography auction. He also won an Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator Award at the 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. His art sold over-asking in the Curatorial Collection at SNAP 2019 - Toronto’s premier fine art photography auction. He was a finalist in both the Quest Art 2018 National Art Prize, and the 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize.

Brandy’s art hangs in his collectors’ residences and in commercial space across Canada.


Work


Inside the Studio


Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

Fall - best light of the entire year

Favourite musical artist / band right now

Arkells / Bobby Bazini / London Grammar

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Antsy

Who do you consider a genius?

Emily Carr / Man Ray / Dorthea Lange / The Bechers

When did you start making art, and why?

I was an agency Creative Director for 15 years. When that ended I needed a new creative outlet. Photography was it. I bought a Nikon DSLR and haven't looked back!

Favourite book

Illusions by Richard Bach

Upcoming Exhibitions
Until April, 2021

https://torontooutdoor.art/artists/gallery/toaf/2020/david-brandy-photography-1
Toronto Online Art Fair "Award Winner Collection"

Until January 17, 2021

Orillia Museum of Art & History
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Propeller Art Gallery
Scenic Route: Emerging Perspectives

2019

Propeller Art Gallery
Altered Images: Reality Vanishing In Plain Sight

2019

Gallery 44
365

2019

Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2019

Artscape Youngplace
Spectra

2019

Arcadian Court, Toronto
SNAP For ACT

2018

Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2018

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Spectra

2018

Quest Art Gallery, Midland, ON
Quest Art National Art Prize Exhbition

2017

Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island BC
Salt Spring National Art Prize Exhibition

Accolades
2019

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Emerging Artists by Emerging Curator Award

2019

RMG Exposed
Juror's Choice

2018

TD Wealth | Thor Wealth Management National Art Prize
Finalist

2017

Salt Spring National Art Prize
Finalist

Press
2020

Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review
Feature Artist for July 2020

2018

PhotoED Magazine
The Readers Gallery p.43

2018

grryo.com/stories
Various stories published

Education
1979

Ryerson University
Radio & Television Arts

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