SHEILA PYE was born near Hamilton, Ontario in 1978. She studied painting, photography, and video at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she graduated winning the top scholarship. She completed her MFA in film production at Concordia Univeristy in Montreal. Currently, she lives and works in Madrid Spain. Sheila has written, directed, and produced, 9 short films and is currently delveloping her first feature film 'The Young Arsonists'. Her work has been exhibited internationally in art galleries, museums and film festivals. She has been the reciepient of numerous awards for her, filmmaking, and visual art. Sheila also maintains an active collaborative art pratice which integrates her interest in performance, cinema, and large format still photography.
NICHOLAS PYE was born in Torquay, England in 1976. He lives and works in Toronto. As a musician, Nicholas released and toured with 4 albums in the mid 90's. Moving from music to visual art Nicholas completed a Master of Fine Art degree at Concordia University in 2005, and received his undergraduate degree at the Ontario College of Art and Design in spring 2002. He maintains an active art practice, collaborating with Sheila Pye, which integrates their collective interests in performance, cinema, and large format still photography. (The Pyes have exhibited their work at museums such as The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada; The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada; and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Their work has been screened in numerous international film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland; and Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, Berlin, and Madrid. Their work has also been exhibited internationally at numerous galleries including Curator's Office, Washington, DC; Artcore / Fabrice Marcolini, Toronto; Alexia Goethe Gallery, London; Begoña Malone Gallery, Madrid; and Caprice Horn Gallery, Berlin among others).