Janieta Eyre at the Shambhala Gallery

Janieta Eyre

“… is one of Canada’s most original, provocative, and

internationally acclaimed photographers.”

 Suzanne Zelazo, in Incarnations


It is with great honour that we are presenting some of Janieta Eyre’s artworks at the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto.  In this small exhibition you will find four images printed on velvet, from the 2018 series “my terrible loneliness”.

Janieta said: “These words and patterns are what I saw in the minds of people during open meditation sessions here at the Centre.”

These words and patterns, these theatrical and intriguing images are yours now to enjoy.

Each image on velvet is an edition of 100 and is $500 each.

Fifty percent of each sale will be donated to Gongkar Choede Monastery in India.

For questions related to sales or further interest into Janieta Eyre’s artwork:

Website:  www.janietaeyre.com

Gallery: Christopher Cutts Gallery, 21 Morrow Ave, Toronto  www.cuttsgallery.com

Book:  Incarnations, the Photographs by Janieta Eyre, Edited by Suzanne Zelazo,       Coach House Books, https://chbooks.com/Books/I/Incarnations


Janieta Eyre is an acclaimed international photographer based in Toronto. She took up photography professionally in 1995. In her distinctive auto-portraits, she frequently presents herself as a set of twins. Often employing fantastic and carnivalesque settings, she uses props and costumes to disrupt the fixity of image and identity. She manipulates the theatricality at play in her work by incorporating art-historical and literary references, while leaving space for the integration of fictional representations.

Janieta Eyre was born in London, England. She received a degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto and studied photography at OCA.

Eyre has exhibited her work widely including in Italy, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Eastern Europe, South America, Iceland, the United States and Canada. Her solo exhibitions in public museums include a 2006 retrospective of her work at DA2, Ciudad de Cultura, Salamanca, Spain. A solo exhibition at The National Gallery of Art, in Reykjavik, Iceland was held in 1999 and at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Siracusa, Siracusa, Italy in 1997.

She participated in the 1997 Absolute Los Angeles International Biennal with a solo exhibition and in a group exhibition which was part of the Kwanju Biennal in South Korea in 1998.

Her work is included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada; Musée D’Art Contemporain in Montreal; the Art Gallery of Ontario; DA2, Salamanca, Spain and the National Gallery of Iceland (Reykjavik).

She has participated in Scotiabank’s CONTACT Photography Festival numerous times. “Janieta Eyre: Constructing Mythologies” was a featured exhibition of the 2013 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Eyre held a residency at the Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland in 1999 and is the recipient of the Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography (1997) and the Chalmers Award (2014).


For inquires regarding the Gallery of the Shambhala Meditation Centre of Toronto:

Carole Gauvin, [email protected] or leave a message at the Centre:

416 588-6465