Photo By: James Zhan

Photo By: James Zhan

Marissa Magneson

My name is Marissa Magneson.  I am an Indigenous photographer based in Toronto, Ontario.  My line of work is based around event photography and utilizing photography as a means of self-expression and cultural awareness regarding the impact of colonialism on Indigenous peoples - both in a historical and modern context -.  I enjoy creating my art in a way that connects me with the land, and my culture; providing a new perspective while inviting questions and discussion. 

Exhibitions, Awards & Features

Exhibited at York University Art Walk, March 2 2018 - Present

Published in “This is York U Indigenous Students” 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 edition

Published in York University’s “Building Sustainable Communities Locally & Globally 2017-18 Presidents Report”

Self Publication, “My Cultural Journey Begins,” June 2018

Guest Lecturer on Indigenous Arts, Music, Culture and Identity at York University, March 15, 2018

Exhibited at Special Projects Gallery, York University, February 26 - March 22, 2018

Exhibited at Gallery 1313, Toronto, February 14 - 25, 2018

Guest Speaker on Indigenous Arts, Culture and Identity for District 7070 Rotaract, February 8, 2018

Featured on the cover of York University's online ejournal Revue YOUR Review, coming soon

Self Publication, “Lost and Found: A Journey Towards Cultural Reclamation,” October 2017

Exhibited at Eleanor Winters Art Gallery at York University, October 16- 28, 2017

Self Publication, “Marissa in Spain: A Transformational Journey Through Music and Art,” September 2017

Featured in The Métis Nation of Ontario Voyager, June 2017

Exhibited at York University Research Leaders Gala, April 2017

Published in”The Indigenous Framework for York University: A Guide to Action” March 2017

Winner of the York University Undergraduate Research Fair Art Walk, March 2017

Exhibited at Own The Walls LAND exhibition at the Spadina Centre for Social Innovation, February - April 2017

Winner of Skills Canada Simcoe County District School Board, qualifying for provincials in Waterloo, Ontario - 2014 

Publications, Features,& Presentations Gallery