Alison Postma’s artistic practice has most recently focused on portrayal of an intimate relationship with objects. Her explorations consider how objects link people together in unidentified ways. In her photography work, Postma’s subjects are organized independently or together in still-life arrangements that are closely considered through the camera lens. She works intuitively with the mundane, ordinary found objects and materials that capture her interest; physical play is needed before settling on a final composition.
Alison Postma holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph’s Studio Arts Program. In 2015, her work was recognized with the AIMIA/AGO Photography Prize Scholarship, and in 2018 she was nominated and longlisted for the New Generation Photography Award, presented by Scotiabank and the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian Photography Institute. Postma’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions including solo presentations at the Drake Devonshire Hotel in Prince Edward County, ON (2019); Akin Vitrine Gallery, Toronto, ON (2020); and the Samsung Flagship store as part of an exhibition for the Scotiabank Photography Festival.
Postma currently lives and works in Toronto, ON.