Moira Ness is an interdisciplinary visual artist from Toronto. She makes conceptually driven work concerned with relentless archiving, pattern generation, and tracing comprehensive lines through her own personal history. Data mining her collection of personal correspondences and connections, Moira creates confessional and romanticized text by wielding word-organizing algorithms.
In late 2019, Moira collaborated with the Esprit Orchestra for a performance at Koerner Hall in Toronto. The new classical piece “I Hit My Head and Everything Changed” was written by Brian Harman and Moira provided the accompanying video projection of her algorithm-generated text work. Moira is on the Arts Etobicoke’s Board of Directors, as well as their gallery committee, and is a mentor through RBC’s Newcomer Artist Mentorship Program. Moira works out of the 888 Dupont building in Toronto.