Virginia Mak

Virginia Mak is a prominent Toronto-based photographer who is well known for her luminous images of anonymous figures.

Fostered through a deep-rooted fascination with fictional characters, Mak infuses her photographic work with poetic references to icons from classic literature, folklore and mythology. By staging scenarios around illustrious story lines and characters, Mak aims to visually depict familiar figures and re-interpret the narrative. Known for its soft focus and minimized light values, her work disrupts the boundary between painting and photography.

Mak was born in Hong Kong. After graduating with a Philosophy Degree from the University of Calgary, she went on to study Photography at the Ontario College of Art. Mak has exhibited her work internationally. She is a recipient of project, exhibition and travel grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been written about in the Calgary Herald, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail; and featured in magazines such as Prefix and PhotoLife. Mak's photographs can be found in public and private collections in North America and Hong Kong.

RECENT EXHIBITION:
Summer Group Show

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Virginia Mak - Small Moments 14, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 18, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 01, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 02, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 03, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 04, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 05, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 06, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 07, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 08, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 09, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 10, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 01, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 02, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 03, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 04, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 21, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 05, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 06, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 07, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 08, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 09, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 11, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 12, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 13, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 14, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 15, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 16, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 17, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 18, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 19, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 01, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 02, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 03, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 04, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 05, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 06, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 07, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 08, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 09, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 10, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 11, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 12, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 13, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 14, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 15, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Of One's Own 01, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Of One's Own 02, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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