Self-Portrait, 2021

Bio & Practice

Tommy Calderón (b. 1997) is a 1st-Generation Canadian visual artist and photographer based in Toronto. He received his BFA in photography from the Toronto Metropolitan University Creative School with a minor in philosophy.

His practice explores the formal conditions and material history of image-making as elements that impact our identity and internal reality. Calderon’s images explore the connection between personal circumstances and the psyche, analyzing the structure of everyday experiences and the ideas that inform our learn social parameters. His work draws on events from urban life and concepts surrounding the human condition. The images offer meditative spaces that reflect our psyches within the physical existence of photographic reality.