My practice consists of large format photographic portraits of people and spaces. Much of my work focuses on relationships within the contemporary North American family and its evolution from its traditional nuclear framework. My work is rooted in womanhood, youth and family. From there I explore themes of responsibility, choice, access, community and aloneness. Central and most important to my practice is the need to connect and find a level of understanding with all my participants.
Ma pratique se compose de portraits photographiques grand format de personnes et d’espaces. Une grande partie de mon travail porte sur les relations au sein de la famille nord-américaine contemporaine et sur son évolution par rapport à son cadre nucléaire traditionnel. Mon travail est enraciné dans la féminité, la jeunesse et la famille. De là, j’explore les thèmes, de la responsabilité, le choix, la disponibilité, la communauté et la solitude. Au cœur de ma pratique est la nécessité d’établir des liens et de trouver un niveau de compréhension avec tous mes participants.
Roxanne Ross is born in Montreal. She completed a DEC in professional photography at Dawson college and a BFA in Photography at Concordia University. She has participated in several group shows in Montreal and was long-listed for the BMO 1st Art Competition in Toronto. She received the Fine Arts Student Alliance, Special Project Grant, Fall 2014, and the Mildred and Margot Lande Graduate Scholarship In Photography, 2020. She was featured in CUJAH’s (The Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History) Volume I of The Voice of....’s annual publication and is a finalists for the 2014–15 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program. Roxanne was also featured in the Photo Ed, Fall 2015 issue as "Ones To Watch Canadian Photo Talent to Look Out For." Her work is held in private collections in Canada and the Unites States.