Fausta Facciponte

Fausta Facciponte

Photography

October 29, 2015

Fausta Facciponte is a Canadian artist who uses a variety of photographic techniques – from traditional film to modern digital processes.

In 1990, Fausta received her Honors Bachelor in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto. She is best known for dealing with the human condition as an issue of material thing. The process of decaying and preserving is what triggers this artist to examine some more the very nature of things that are forgotten and passed along from one owner to the next.

Lost and found

Fausta Facciponte - Lost and found, Two people standing and Home
Fausta Facciponte - Lost and found, Two people standing and Home

Her project titled Doll-O-Rama is an example of her curiosity about the material things issues. Fausta re-created afterlives of abandoned dolls through her (maybe a little bit haunting) photo series. Doll-orama is actually just one part of her Lost and Found collection of captured spirit of forgotten items. Those mostly worn-out and old dolls confront the viewers with an imagery of their childhood, usually lost in time.

Doll - orama

Fausta Facciponte - Doll - orama
Fausta Facciponte - Doll - orama

Fausta Facciponte is a recipient of various awards, such as Toronto Image Works Award, the Talens Bursary Award and the D.L. Stevenson & Sons Artists Award. Collections like McMaster Museum of Art Collection, Art Gallery of Peel Permanent Art Collection, The David Somers Collection on paper have her work.

The artist is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery, in Toronto.

Fausta Facciponte is lives and works in Toronto.

All images copyright © the artist