Virginia Mak

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Composed
April 6-20, 2019
350 Dundas Street W., Toronto 
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2-4 PM 


Virginia Mak is a prominent Toronto-based photographer who is well known for her luminous images of lone 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 storylines 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, the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail; and featured in magazines such as Prefix and PhotoLife. Mak's photographs can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank and the Toronto Archives, among other public and private collections throughout North America and Hong Kong.

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Virginia Mak - Untitled 14 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Untitled 15 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Untitled 16 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Untitled 13 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 14 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 18 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 01 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 02 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 03 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 04 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 05 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 06 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 07 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 08 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 09 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Small Moments 10 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 01 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 02 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 03 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$4650, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Floating in a White Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 04 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$4650, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Floating in a White Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 21 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 05 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 06 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 07 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 08 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 09 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 11 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 12 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 13 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$4650, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Floating in a White Frame,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 14 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 15 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 16  - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 17 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 18 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Character Reference 19 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 01 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 02 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 03 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 04 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 05 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 06 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 07 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 08 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 09 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 10 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 11  - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 12 - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Virginia Mak - Hidden Nature 13  - Available in 2 sizes, $2700-$5100, Chromogenic Print Mounted to Archival Substrate, Framed in White,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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