L. M. RAMSEY



Laura Margaret Ramsey (she/her) is a Toronto-based archivist and imaging specialist working in the cultural heritage sector. Her artistic practice is informed by archival structures, computational ecosystems, and the ethical considerations of non-human animals, plants and machines. 



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EDUCATION

Master of Arts
Toronto Metropolitan University  

Bachelor of Design 
Alberta University of the Arts
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EXHIBITIONS

2022
Living Data, Presumed Dead, Critical Distance Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Curator: Karina Iskandarsjah

The Air We Share, InterAccess - Vector Festival 2022: Glitch, Toronto, Canada. Curator: Megan Maclaurin

Cricket Alarm, Fragments of Sonic Extinction, Munich, Germany. Curator: Kalas Liebfried

Out of Body [Interactive visuals], Tibet Street Records, Toronto, Canada

2021
Ground, Bio-Creation Station, hosted by MIT Media Lab, USA

2019
From the Archives, Robert Frost Library, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

2016
Parasites/Poisons/Posthumanism, Toronto, Canada

2012
Album/Image/Process, Toronto, Canada

2011
Prismisms, Gallery West, Toronto, Canada

2009
Drive: Anaglyphs, Gallery 371, Calgary, Canada
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TALKS/PUBLICATIONS


2022
[P] Data Data, Artist Zine, Co-published with Art Metropole 

[P] Insight: ‘Fragments of Sonic Extinction’, approaches on the extinction of natural sounds, Clot Magazine

2021
[T] Herbivory: Data Sonification of a Forest Ecosystem, Global Community BioSummit, MIT Media Lab

[P] Mobilizing Materiality: The Role of Digitisation in the Preservation of and Access to Berenice Abbott's Acetate Negatives, Archiving 2021 Conference, Society for Imaging Science and Technology

[P] Ground, Photo-essay in SciArt Magazine, v. 44

2020
[T] Interviewed by Mishka Henner, online

2019
[P] Interview, Function Magazine #20

[P] Josh Reichmann, Antechamber: L.M.Ramsey’s Points Of Departure, The Luminous Landscape

2017
[T] Imaging Abbott: Copy Work as a Negotiation Between Objective and Psychic Realities, Toronto Metropolitan University

2014 
[P] Phases of the Moon: A Study of 19th Century Scientific Book Illustrations
Providing a Comprehensive Catalogue for the First Three Editions of James Nasmyth & James Carpenter's The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite
 

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RESIDENCIES

2022 ECOLOGIES & COSMOLOGIES, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada

AWARDS

2022 ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL GRANT
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TEACHING

2019-2023 Sessional Lecturer, Digital Applications & Collections Management
Film & Photography Master’s program, Image Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University

2018 & 2020 Guest Lecturer, Professional Practices, Toronto Metropolitan University

2015 Guest Lecturer, Digitization Standards, Toronto Metropolitan University

2013-2014 Guest Lecturer, History of Photomechanical Reproduction, Sheridan College

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COMMISSIONED/COLLABORATION

2021 MERCYRY, Music Video for 'Seeyoushine' Album Artwork for 'Out of Body'

2020 MERCYRY, Music Video for 'Glass Machine'

2019 NICOLETTE & THE NOBODIES, Album Photography for 'Devil's Run'

2017 TIMBER TIMBRE, Album Design + Photography for 'Sincerely, Future Pollution'

2016 MARVELOUS MARK, Album Design + Photography for 'Crushin'

2014 TIMBER TIMBRE, Album Photography for 'Hot Dreams'
**Nominated for a Juno Award: Album Artwork of the Year.
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EXPERIENCE

The Image Centre
Digital Asset & Imaging Specialist / Photographic Archives

Edward Burtynsky Studio
Archivist - Research Associate

Elaine Ling Photography
Head Archivist - Digital & Analogue Photographic Collection

Greenpeace Canada
Archivist / Photo Editor

Art Gallery of Ontario
Research Assistant - Print & Photography Collection

Toronto Metropolitan University Film Archive
Archivist / Preservationist
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AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective

Member of The Society for Imaging Science and Technology

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Discussion Group