Alie Rutty is a 20-year-old aspiring artist from Toronto, Ontario. Using “artist” as an umbrella term, she identifies primarily as a photographer and an actor. However, she also writes, directs, sings, and dances. Her work is a quirky mix of humour, landscapes, staged portraits using either humans or miniatures, and social experimentation – taking inspiration from Wes Anderson, Gregory Crewdson, Chip Simons, and Andrew Lesnie (cinematographer for Lord of the Rings). In 2014, she wrote and directed the play “The Clueless Boyfriend”, which was performed at the Lab Cab Festival. From 2013 to 2015, her photography has won multiple Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and has been showcased at the Twist Gallery, Artscape Youngplace, and the Buffalo Centre for Arts and Technology. Alie is a recent graduate of Etobicoke School of the Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre, but also taking part in their Photography program for three years. Currently, she is studying Photography at Ryerson University.
Headshot by Denise Grant Photography