Zachary Ayotte is a visual artist working primarily with photography and installation. With light and form, he uses depictions of bodies and space to explore gender and sexual identity, power, distance and experiences of the unknown. A sense of otherworldliness hovers over his work. Interested in the relation that intimacy and familiarity have to disconnection and uncertainty, Ayotte allows the forces in his work to elide and collide, generating tension. This process allows him to embrace and comment on the superficiality of the photographic image, exploring it as both a manipulation of light and a mode of delivering information.
Ayotte has participated in select solo and group exhibitions across Canada and Europe. As part of collaboration with sound artists Nulle Part, his work can currently be seen at the Art Gallery of Alberta (until 10/18/2017).
He lives and works in Edmonton, AB.