Tyler Da Silva (b. 2000) is a Queer lens-based Tkaronto/Toronto artist, specializing in fine art, fashion photography. At the moment, he is finishing his BFA in Photography at X University.* His artistic focus at the moment pertains to exploring the ever flourishing worlds of fashion, queerness, and art, and breaking the boundaries between the three. With a strive to create conversation, interaction, and community engagement, Tyler’s work often depicts or references gender studies and the diversely creative queer community. Exploring topics of gender fluidity, masculinity, sexuality, and more. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences and struggles, as a strategy to break boundaries within his photography and comfort zone. 


Most Notable Events

2022, Juno Awards, Shutterstock Images, Toronto, Canada

2022, Canada Screen Awards, Shutterstock Images, Toronto, Canada

2022, David Foster Foundation Gala, Toronto, Canada

2022, Various Toronto Life Events including: Toronto Life 50 Most Influential 2022, & Toronto Life Best Restaurants, Toronto, Canada

2022, TMX Stock Market Open, Toronto, Canada

2019, Toronto Fashion Week, Toronto, Canada

2019, Canadian Screen Awards, Getty Images, Toronto, Canada

2019, Canadian Walk of Fame, Getty Images, Toronto, Canada

2019, Toronto Pride, Getty Images, Toronto, Canada

2019, Various Toronto Life Events including: Toronto Life 50 Most Influential 2019, Toronto, Canada

2019, "Do The Right Thing" 30th anniversary TIFF Special Screening with Spike Lee, Getty Images, Toronto Canada

2019, Multiple Personal Events for the Mulroney Family, Toronto, Canada

2019, Luminato, Toronto's International Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada

2019, The ROM Ball, Toronto, Canada

2019, The Thrill of Ascott, Toronto, Canada

2019, Canada Goose Spring Media Event, Toronto, Canada

2019, Sentaler X Release Party, Toronto, Canada

2019, Gold Ribbon Gala, Toronto, Canada


Awards

2022, Shortlisted for the President & Provost’s Office Exhibition, X University, Toronto, Canada

2021, First Edition Photobook Purchase Award, X University Special Collections Library, Toronto, Canada 


Education

2022, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography Studies, X University, Toronto, Canada

Publications

2020, Lewis Magazine: Exclusive Editorial, London, England

2019, Vanity Teen Magazine: Exclusive Editorial, New York, United States

2022, Toronto Life Magazine: May Issue, Toronto, Canada

2022, Toronto Life Magazine: April Issue, Toronto, Canada

2021, Toronto Life Magazine: December Issue, Toronto, Canada

2021, Toronto Life Magazine: November Issue, Toronto, Canada

2019, Toronto Life Magazine: December Issue, Toronto, Canada

2019, Toronto Life Magazine: November Issue, Toronto, Canada

2019, Toronto Life Magazine: September Issue, Toronto, Canada

2019, Toronto Life Magazine: August Issue, Toronto, Canada

2022, Function Magazine: Issue 23, Toronto, Canada

2021, Function Magazine: Issue 22, Toronto, Canada

2020, Function Magazine: Issue 21, Toronto, Canada

2019, Function Magazine: Issue 20, Toronto, Canada

2018, Function Magazine: MaxEx Zine, Toronto, Canada


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022, Maximum Exposure: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada

2021, Maximum Exposure: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada

2021, Third Year Photobook Show: First Edition, Artspace Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2020, Maximum Exposure: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada

2019, Maximum Exposure: Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada

2019, Bread & Butter Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Toronto, Canada 

2018, Bread & Butter Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Toronto, Canada 


*I use the placeholder of ‘X University’ in solidarity with Indigenous communities and students working towards the renaming of Ryerson University, which is the lead architect of the residential school system.