bio

in my life i have been involved in many artistic pursuits and disciplines. i worked as a dancer and attended circle in the square in new york city. i studied literature at college and also completed the sfu writer’s studio program with a focus on poetry. my fine arts degreeĀ  was completed at emily carr. there i studied drawing, painting, and art history. around 10 years ago i picked up a camera with more serious intent, and all these other loves slipped into a line behind my commitment to making images that document life as it happens, as well as creating moments to document. i am continually studying the technical, as well as the conceptual aspects of my craft, while trying to maintain a purity, an authenticity, and a subtlety within the images. to me, the camera is an instrument that can create a distance from life, or an intimacy – my practice is aligned with the second. i hope my images are gentle, life-affirming, and even slightly mystical. i prefer black and white, but some images seem to stand their ground and be determined to present themselves in colour. my portfolios here are a small portion of my work. please visit the ‘possibilities’ page to see a range of what i do. thank you for taking the time to visit my portfolios. (also, kind guest, please excuse my disregard of capital letters, and direct your complaints to e.e. cummings.)

notes of interest in bookings and prints always appreciated at stasiagarraway@gmail.com

photo of me, by johann wall, at my exhibition at the sp gallery