Abigail Gossage


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For health reasons, I was unable to join my colleagues of STUDIO 255 on the trip to Vienna. As a result, the challenge was to produce work that would relate to the city of Vienna and the STUDIO 255 project. Vienna is a city of music and probably the most important composer associated with the city is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These photographs reflect not only Mozart's scores but my personal experience with his music.


Ottawa-based photographer Abigail Gossage divides her time between the city, country and travel. Although primarily known for her scenes of urban and rural landscapes, she is continuing to explore modern portraiture through both medium-format film and digital photography.

A founding member of STUDIO 255, she continues to show her work both as part of the studio and as a solo artist. Recent exhibitions have featured the cityscapes of Berlin, Paris, Ottawa, Chicago and Moscow. For the City of Ottawa, her most recent solo exhibition is Industrial Stages at the Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Centre (March/April 2016) following her successful exhibition Memories of Mexico 1958 in the Atrium Gallery in October 2014. Her photography has been exhibited in various galleries in Ottawa and her work has been published in Canadian Camera, Photolife, Photoshoand most recently in the special Single Image Contest issue of Black and White Magazine . In 2011 she was a finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition run internationally from Great Britain. Her participation in professional portfolio development under the aegis of Michael Tardioli of the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) is ongoing.


THE WHITE SHOW By invitation, Gallery 200, Ottawa 2016
INDUSTRIAL STAGES Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa 2016
MEMORIES OF MEXICO, 1958 MERA, McDonalds Corners, Ontario 2016
THIS IS US NOW Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection
Karsh Masson Gallery, City Hall, Ottawa
MEMORIES OF MEXICO, 1958 Solo exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Ottawa 2014
MEMORIES OF MEXICO, 1958 Solo exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Ottawa 2014
LONDON TIMES STUDIO 255, Exposure Gallery, Ottawa 2014
VETERANS HOUSING Studio Gallery, SPAO, Ottawa 2014
MOSCOW MASADA JERUSALEM STUDIO 255, Museum of Civilization,
Gatineau, Quebec in association with Culture Beyond Borders, co-sponsored by the
Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada
RED WALL 6A Juried Group Exhibition, Red Wall Gallery, SPAO, Ottawa 2013
MOSCOW EVIDENCE STUDIO 255, Michael Gennis Gallery, Ottawa 2012/
MOSCOW EVIDENCE preview Group Exhibition, Michael Gennis Gallery,
Ottawa; Festival X
TEASE Group Exhibition, Patrick Gordon Framing,
Ottawa; Festival X
BERLIN STUDIEN STUDIO 255, German Consulate General Toronto; Contact Photography Festival 2011
BERLIN STUDIEN STUDIO 255, Alliance Française Gallery,
BERLIN STUDIO 255, Exposure Gallery, Ottawa 2010
CHICAGO Solo Exhibition, Starbucks (Kent & Albert).
PARIS MMIX STUDIO 255, Alliance Française Gallery,
OTTAWA ARCHITECTURE Group Exhibition, Exposure Gallery, Ottawa 2009
OTTAWA, a Study in Black and White Solo Exhibition, Memories, Ottawa 2009
PASSAGE STUDIO 255, BoX Gallery, Ottawa;
Festival X
URBANITIES Inroads Studio Tour, Lanark County 2008
CHICAGO Solo Exhibition, Timothy's on Sussex, Ottawa 2008
3 + 1 Group Exhibition, Red Wall Gallery, SPAO 2006
CENTRAL AMERICA & MEXICO Group Exhibition, RA Photo Gallery, Ottawa 2006
MONTREAL Group Exhibition, RA Photo Gallery, Ottawa 2005
THE STREETS OF HAVANA Group Exhibition, National Press Club,

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