Alison Postma was born and raised in the southern Ontario suburbs. The dull landscape of middle class homes continues to inspire her work.
Alison Postma is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph’s Studio Art program. In 2015, she was one of three nationwide recipients of the AIMIA / AGO Photography Scholarship. Her work is predominately photographic and sculptural – using video as an extension of photo-sculptural space. She is currently living and working in Toronto. Her practice is rooted in the transformation of three-dimensional space into the flattened space of a photograph and the dialogue that exists between these forms. This translation changes the context of a real space and subsequently creates a space that is familiar and based in reality but does not actually exist. The contents of her images and objects are removed from their immediate context, allowing them to become placeholders for many different real spaces.