Curriculum Vitae

Kathleen Finlay is a commercial and fine art photographer with over 35 years of experience.  She has exhibited her fine art work both in Canada and Internationally. In 2018, she launched a multi-media platform (The Soulfood) to showcase emerging as well as established and mature artists. Most recently, Kathleen has returned to painting, specializing in acrylic painting while continuing her photography work.


1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, York University, Toronto

2013-2016 Mainardis Sculpture Studio, Paris

2014-2016 Gustave Moreau Museum, Paris

2014-2016 Atelier des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Solo Exhibitions ( Photography and Painting)

2000 Postcards, Gallery One, Toronto

2001 Polaroid, Gallery One, Toronto

2003 Travelogues, Gallery One, Toronto

2005 Cirque, Gallery One, Toronto

2006-2007 Cirque, exhibition presented during Corteo by Cirque du Soleil, Dubaï, Australia, USA

2008 Starfall, Gallery One, Toronto

2010 Starfall, La Tohu, Montréal

2011 Starfall, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

2012 Circus Shadows, Gallery One, Toronto

2015 Vanitas , Galerie 26, Paris

2018 Les Oniriques, 2 Barn Owls, Hudson, QC

The Soulfood Exhibitions (Organizer and exhibiting artist)

2018 Hudson, Québec at 2 Barn Owls. Showcasing the work of 17 different artists.

2019 Toronto, Ontario at Founded by Garcia. Showcasing the work of 27 different artists.

2019 Montreal, Quebec at Les 7 Doigts. Showcasing the work of 25 different artists.

2021 Toronto, Ontario at Arterial. Collaborative exhibition and launch event for a new art gallery featuring 10 artists.

2021 Prince Edward County at The Eddie featuring the work of 10 artists

2021 Toronto, Ontario at Arterial in collaboration with digital and analog printer Smokestack, showcasing the work of 20 artists.

2022 Montreal, Quebec at Les 7 Doigts - Artist residency featuring 6 artists, inspired by the circus artists rehearsing and creating in the 7 Doigts Creative Center culminating in a one month exhibition.

Corporate collection

Cirque du Soleil


2011 Starfall written by Diana Kolpak, photographed by Kathleen Finlay, published by Red Deer Press #ISBN 978-0-88995-469-4 (

Kathleen is currently represented in Montreal by Galerie Blanche and Dimensions in Toronto. 

Please contact her to discuss your project or to inquire about collecting her work.

Get in touch:

Montreal/Toronto  438 503 6400

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