Wynne Neilly

Wynne Neilly is a queer, trans identified, visual artist and award-winning photographer who explores and balances a fine art and commercial practice. Known for his portraits that investigate into and engage with the queer and trans identity, he received critical attention for his TIME Magazine’s monumental cover of Elliot Page in 2021. Currently based in Prince Edward County, ON, his work has been included in exhibitions at venues internationally, including but not limited to: The Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives; Gallery TPW; Joseph Gross Gallery (Tucson); The Art Gallery of Burlington; International Center of Photography (New York); The Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles); and Sørlandet Art Museum (Norway).

Wynne Neilly
Wynne Neilly, Tabletop Portrait (Jules), 2021. Courtesy of the artist

Current Exhibitions & Programs

  • 2023 / core / exhibition

    Group Exhibition
    New Generation Photography Award

    The New Generation Photography Award recognizes outstanding photographic work by three emerging Canadian lens-based artists, age 35 and under. This year’s exhibition features the winners from 2023: Vancouver-based Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Toronto-based Hannah Doucet, and Toronto-based Wynne Neilly. A testament to photography’s broad expressive capacity, this selection of artists represents the forefront of new lens-based practices in Canada.