Clea Christakos-Gee is a Toronto-based artist holding a BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University. Her practice is grounded in analogue photography and collage, with a significant focus on portraiture. She often considers the representation of gender and the tenuous nature of performed identities; her recent work has examined female, adolescent, and familial identity. Christakos-Gee explores the materiality of the photographic medium using collage as a deconstructive tool. She gathers, cuts apart, and composes printed matter in order to play with visual metaphor, reframe archetypal symbols of desire, and embrace the incidental.