– Social Portrait 010 Aimie
#socialportraits is an ongoing exploration of the online persona through the painting and sharing of social media profile photos. As the paintings are completed they’re shared online using the hashtag #socialportraits for everyone to see, like, share, and comment on. I'm out to capture that epic selfie, perfect angle, big moment, the morning after or whatever it is that you have used to represent your carefully crafted online persona.
Social Portraits brings art, social media and people together in an engaging project that begins online and ends in a physical gallery.
As the portraits are completed I post them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Ello etc. while using the hashtag #socialportraits.
CTV Morning Live (video)
Metro: Modern-day portraits: Ottawa artist turns selfies into oil paintings
Apt613: Social Portraits: Where social media meets artistry
Ottawa/Gatineau culture blog Faison-iciOttawa Citizen
Social Portraits have been featured in the following exhibitions:
Selection of 2 Social Portraits in the Figureworks alumni Popup 2018
Selection of 2 Social Portraits in the CSArt Group Show 2018
Social Portraits solo exhibition City of Ottawa Trinity Gallery - Oct 19 to Nov 21, 2017
Selection of 4 Social Portraits in Figureworks 2016