Toronto-based artist Elaine Chan-Dow completed her first degree at University of Toronto in Urban Geography. After years of contemplation she returned to her childhood passion, photography, completing her second degree at Ryerson University-Image Arts Program.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Toronto and New York. Chan-Dow has worked on three major series: Libraria, a dialogue concerning the evolution of Libraries, For Memories, assembling objects that trigger a memory of the past and Theatrum, a study of empty theatric spaces.
Her minimalist approach to her subject matter brings a sense of grandeur, tranquillity, and often emptiness. Although her recent work is in colour she remains true to analogue photography and historical processes such as platinum printing.
In addition to continuing her current projects, Chan-Dow is currently enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts degree at York University.