Nänsi Lynn Kivistös’ creativity began to emerge at an early age. She received a distinction in art and was presented the “Roll of Honour” during her elementary years. Nänsi’s wealth of experience and artistic vision continued to expand as she pursued her love of art at one of BC’s most respected schools.
In 2001, Nänsi received a Bachelor of Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (ECIAD). During her four-year tenure, she developed a stronger passion for photography. Within her third year of studies, she was accepted into an exchange program and spent four months studying in England. She eventually traveled onto France, Denmark and finally Finland, her ancestral home. The ancient European architecture made a deep and lasting impression that Nansi strove to capture on film. These included an image of English ruins overlapping an image of the streets of Paris and a close-up study of roots in Finland intertwined with French
architecture. Now she pursues the architecture of Vancouver.
She has combined her love of nature with her love of architecture. Passages, doorways and paths are an evident theme threading through many of the photographs. Nänsi’s combination of ordinary objects in extraordinary ways creates a sense of “magical realism” in a body of work that is ethereal and mysterious.
Nänsi held the position of art consultant at Art Works Gallery for more than five years and has also been included as one of the gallery’s artists since 2004. Her professional photographic career has spanned over a decade. And her photographs have been collected by numerous clients. To name a few, the Hyatt Vancouver, several prominent Law offices, the L’Hermitage Luxury hotel in Vancouver, and many other corporate and residential interiors. She is an award-winning photographer whose career and artistic vision is continually evolving. Born in Ontario and raised in Burnaby, BC, Nansi now resides in downtown Vancouver.
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