Fausta Facciponte


Fausta is a visual artist and professor of photography in the Art and Art History Program at University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. She received her BA from the University of Toronto and her MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fausta has shown her work both nationally and internationally and has received grants from The Canada Council of the Arts and Ontario Arts Council; and in 2018 Fausta was a finalist for the K.M. Hunter Award. In 2020, she received a grant from the Canada Arts Council to create a series of digital originals for online sharing in response to the pandemic. She has been acknowledged for her work by the Globe and Mail, Carousel Magazine, Now Magazine, Eyes In, and Flavorwire Magazine. Her photographs are in the collections at McMaster Museum of Art, Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives, Art Gallery of Mississauga and Shelter Hotel in LA, California. Her work is part of a project and publication with the John Hopkins University of Medicine (Baltimore), and MAPS – a project co-organized by the McMaster Museum and the School of Nursing that teaches medical students visual literacy.