Moira Ness is an interdisciplinary visual artist specializing in contemporary photo-based landscapes and algorithm-generated text. Her current work experiments with minimalistic text-based painting. Through data-mining her own personal archive, she creates confessional and romanticized text by utilizing a word organizing algorithm. The algorithm scrambles groupings of source text, repurposing the archive into new work.
She was a finalist for both RMG Exposed 2016 and 2017, a finalist and overall winner for the 2017 UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Competition at The Artist Project, and a finalist in 2017 at SNAP! the contemporary fine art photography fundraiser. Moira participated in the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition where she won the Emerging Artist Award and was shortlisted for the Founding Chairman's Award. At the 2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, she won the Catherine Bratty Award for Best of Art Fair. In 2017, she was artist-in-residence at the 108 Residency in Upstate New York and artist-in-residence at Main Street Arts in May 2018. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Arts Etobicoke.