Patryk Stasieczek is an LGBTQ visual artist living in Montréal. He holds an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art Design, and a BFA from Concordia University. Between 2014 - 2016 he was the director and co-curator of Gallery 295 in Vancouver, BC, an exhibition space that focused on emerging photographic practices and discourses. He is part-time faculty at Concordia University and previously held a sessional faculty position at Emily Carr University of Art Design. His practice is located within re-framing the photographic as an iterative and transdisciplinary subject oriented through the embodied arms of curation, installation, documentation, and education. He has exhibited nationally and abroad, showcasing work at Centre Clark (CA), at Soil Gallery (USA), Access Gallery (CA), Galerie Les Territoires (CA), Charles H. Scott Gallery (CA), Eastern Bloc (CA), FIELD Contemporary (CA), Interstitial (USA), and the FOFA Gallery (CA). A selected Canadian finalist for Flash Forward’s 2017 emerging photography competition, in 2015 he was nominated for Henry Art Gallery's BRINK award. His work was also featured as the cover for Hong-Kong based Pipeline Magazine’s 2014 Juried Photography Issue and is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, BC.