Atia Pokorny, a native of Prague, has lived and worked in Toronto since 1982. A graduate in Architectural Engineering from Czech Technical University, she has changed her career after coming to Canada and has worked as a conservator of works of art and sculpture. In her photography practice, she draws on a lifetime of professional engagement with art and architecture. Her work often straddles the line between reality and abstraction as she increasingly focuses on experimental approaches to lens based art. Pokorny's use of digital interventions and manipulation of finished photographs by folding, cutting, and collage specifically applies to her exploration of memory and its relationship to photography, and to the examination of the fluidity of what is remembered and what is imagined. She is a member of Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto.


Solo exhibition:
'Space Revisited', Gallery 44 Members' Gallery, fall 2016

Group exhibitions:
'Promise of Seikishu', Propeller Gallery, 2019
'Spectra' Gallery44 Members at Scotiabank CONTACT 2019, Artscape Youngplace
'Memory Lab', Gallery 44 Members' Gallery, January 2019
'Spectra' ('Ellipsis'), Gallery44 Members at Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, 2018-2016
'On Process and Practice', Gallery 44 Production Gallery, 2017
'365' Gallery 44, members' new work, annually
'All that Stays Warm in the Memory' (curated by Clint Roenisch), Propeller, 2015

Fundraisers:
RMG Exposed, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2019, 2018
Salon 44 (earlier Photopia), Gallery 44, annually 2019 - 2015
SNAP Toronto, 2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2015
Timeraiser, The Power Plant, Toronto 2018

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