Dyanne Wilson is an Ottawa/Gatineau based interpretive documentary, fine art and portrait photographer. Concerned primarily with Canadian identity she focuses on the relationship between nature and the built environment while exploring themes of memory, place and time.
Growing up in a military family, change was inevitable. She spent much of her childhood in Northern Canada around the 60th parallel. Canadian landscapes, remote communities, and winter are the foundations of her memories and appear often in her work. Generally preferring the found over the staged, Dyanne likes to explore the place in which she finds herself in an attempt to find stillness and meaning.
Dyanne held her first solo exhibition: Life in the Knife at the City of Ottawa’s Shenkman Arts Centre in late 2019. Since 2005, Dyanne has worked as an editorial photographer whose clients included: Hello! Canada magazine, National Art Centre, Diplomat and International Canada magazine and Ottawa Citizen Style magazine amongst other corporate clients. Prior to that she worked as a public servant for the Federal Government of Canada.
Dyanne is a graduate of the School of The Photographic Arts: Ottawa diploma program under the direction of Michael Tardioli.
Her fine art prints are held in private collections around the world. A selection of her work is now a part of the permanent collection at Halifax’s new MUIR Hotel Autograph Collection. Dyanne is represented by Saatchi Art.
Dyanne lives with her husband Eddie and three Golden Doodles who keep her quite busy.
Life in the Knife: Solo Exhibition September 26 to October 23, 2019 Shenkman Arts Centre, Trinity Gallery Salon B, Ottawa, Ontario
2021 Exhibition No 16, School of Photographic Arts Ottawa, Ontario
2021 A+, School of the Photographic Arts, Ottawa, Ontario
Exhibition No. 15: Claustrophobia: SPAO 2020
Home: SPAO Group Exhibition 2019
Fragments: July 16 to September 19 - Group Exhibition at Exposure Gallery, Curated in collaboration with Neeko Paluzzi and Michael Tardioli
2018 Honourable Mention in Travel: Places and Faces, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury VT. Juried by National Geographic Editor and Freelance Photographer Krista Rossow
2016 Performance, City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee, Juried Art Show
2008 A+ (Group Exhibition) - First Place Digital School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa
The Articipate Endowment Fund by Arts Network Ottawa in partnership with the City of Ottawa
City of Yellowknife Exhibition Grant