View Find[H]er: Finding Women Working in Photography 2022

Logo design: Kal Honey

Art Gallery of Mississauga presents View Find[H]er

Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
On view until June 26, 2022

View Find[H]er: Finding Women Working in Photography 2022 is the first step in a project that aims to find and showcase the work of women artists that have a connection to Mississauga.

The title of the exhibition references the eyepiece on the camera, known as the viewfinder, that a photographer holds close to their eye when taking a picture.

Like the viewfinder, View Find[H]er is about looking and finding; it discovers a remarkable range of works and highlights a promising array of women artists.

Exhibiting Artists: Kim-Lee Kho, Soka Lazara, Cat Marchese, Dainesha Nugent-Palache, Janice Reid, Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Peggy Taylor Reid.

Guest Curator: Fausta Facciponte

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart, Urban Stream

FREE Portfolio Review for photo-based artists at the Art Gallery of Mississauga

Monday June 13, 2022, from 12:00 – 5:00 pm

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is offering FREE portfolio reviews on Monday June 13, 2022, for photo-based artists.

This opportunity offers you a chance to meet with three industry professionals, show your work and receive valuable feedback and personal guidance on your career.

If you would like feedback on work-in-progress or a completed body of work, advice on how to present work, or are looking to gain insight about exhibition opportunities, the AGM FREE Portfolio Review is an ideal opportunity for you.


  • Pre-register for Free through Eventbrite
  • Limited Availability (15 time slots)
  • Come to the Art Gallery of Mississauga on Monday June 13, 2022. Show your printed photographs, a bound portfolio or images on a laptop or tablet.
  • Meet with all 3 reviews during your pre-registered time slot.
  • Each review will be one-on-one/20 minute each. Total 1 hour.


Karen Carter (she/her) is the Director of BAND. She has over 25 years of experience working and volunteering in a range of arts, culture and heritage settings. She is the former Executive Director of Heritage Toronto, the founding Executive Director of Museum of Toronto and co-founder of Black Artists’ Network and Dialogue (BAND). She is also the founder and president of Karen Carter and Associates Cultural Consulting, a firm that focuses on building new community-centred cultural organizations, projects, and initiatives and of CArt, a Caribbean Art Fair launched in 2020. Karen’s most recent project is as co-founder of BIPOC Fellowship to help support the development of a more diverse cultural landscape in Canada.

Fausta Facciponte (she/her) is a photo-based artist and professor of photography in the joint Art and Art History Program at University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. She received her BA from the University of Toronto and her MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has shown her work nationally and internationally and received grants from The Canada Council of The Arts and Ontario Arts Council; and in 2018 she was a finalist for the K.M. Hunter Award. Her photography is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto. Facciponte has organized over 70 exhibits and supported over 140 artists to showcase their work in the Peel Region, through an ongoing series of exhibitions that she founded and self-directed. View Find[H]er is her most recent curatorial project.

Robyn Zolnai completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at York University, and obtained her Master of Arts in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. Robyn is the associate director at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, and conducts lectures and workshops on collecting photography and career development for emerging artists. Robyn is also a member of the International Society of Appraisers and operates her own fine art appraisal and collection management company.

The AGM Portfolio Review is part of the View Find[H]er Photography Exhibition currently on view at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. View Find[H]er celebrates the work of women artists that have a connection to Mississauga. The exhibition runs until June 26, 2022.

Shannon Anderson, new curator at the AGM

AGM Welcomes New Curator

Shannon Anderson comes to the Art Gallery of Mississauga with more than twenty years of professional experience in curating, writing, and collections management. In her independent curatorial practice, she has developed exhibitions for galleries across the country, including the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Musée d’art de Joliette, and Oakville Galleries. Over the years, Shannon has worked with the AGM in various capacities, including as guest curator of the touring group exhibition (Da Bao) (Takeout), co-curated with Doug Lewis, and as a guest writer for the AGM publication Beyond the Pines.

Her current projects include The Further Apart Things Seem, a group exhibition she co-curated with Jay Wilson, which is currently on view at Contemporary Calgary, and a solo exhibition she curated of Sara Angelucci’s work, which is touring throughout Ontario. For the past seven years, Shannon has also served as the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Art Council’s first Art Curator, where she has helped to establish a role for art in a healthcare setting.

Shannon received her BA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and holds an MA in Art History from Concordia University in Montreal.


The Art Gallery of Mississauga is a public gallery supported by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, corporations, private citizens, and gallery members. AGM is located at 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON.

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