Lot 64
Maryanne Casasanta

Composition for Compost #9
photograph on cotton rag
1 of 3
15.7” x 11.8”
Estimate $1,150 framed

Courtesy of the artist 

Maryanne Casasanta is an artist-educator working in photography, video, and performance. Her practice explores encounters with food as a generative space for accessing embodied personal history, place, and identity. Composition for Compost marks a subtle shift in her practice that centres food performance as a way to generate embodied encounters that offer occasions for reflection and questioning. Grief, history, immigration, and identity are just some of the personal affiliations that surface when cooking, baking, eating, and discarding are enacted with deep awareness and intention. Through this ongoing work, she brings together questions around the public value of food, cooking, and dining as a shared lived experience. Maryanne earned a BFA from OCAD University (2005) and holds an MFA from the University of Guelph (2014). She is a Master of Education candidate in the Educational Policy program at the University of Toronto with a focus on disability studies and critical pedagogy.