Clea Christakos-Gee is a Toronto based artist currently completing her BFA in Photography Studies at Ryerson University. Her practice is grounded in analog photography with a significant focus on portraiture. She often considers the representation of gender and the fragility of our performed identities, in the past looking specifically at female, adolescent and familial identity. Clea is also interested in the materiality of the photographic medium and explores this using collage as a deconstructive tool. She collects and cuts apart appropriated fashion iconography to play with visual metaphor, subvert archetypal symbols of desire and embrace the incidental.