Tess Payne

Tess Payne was born in Vegreville, Alberta in 1954. Payne studied Visual Arts at the University of Victoria B.C. and in Toronto, where she received an M.F.A. from York University. Her videography consists of nationally and internationally exhibited works including: Pursuing Nature (1992); By Way of Fiction (1988); Life On Our Planet (1987); The Flow of Appearances (1986); and Old Dresses (1985).

Artist Code: 016


My Still Life

2019, 10:00 minutes, colour, English


1994, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Neighbourhood Watch

1994, 40:00 minutes, colour, English

Pursuing Nature

1991, 20:00 minutes, colour, English

By Way Of Fiction

1988, 24:00 minutes, colour, English

Life On Our Planet

1987, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

The Flow of Appearances

1986, 14:00 minutes, colour, English

Old Dresses

1985, 14:00 minutes, colour, English

Living In The Air

1983, 17:00 minutes, colour, English

Awake, Worried and Remembering

1983, 09:26 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Pursuing Nature
by Sheridan Forbes. Parallelogramme, 1993, v. 18, no. 4.
Colouring the Screen: Four Strategies in Anti-racist Film and Video
by Richard Fung. Parallèlogramme, 1992, v. 18, no. 3.
Vista: Video by Canadian Women Artists
by Nina Czegledy. Toronto: N/A, 1990.
The Façade of Obsession: By Way of Fiction
by Colin Campbell. Fuse, Apr. 1989, v. 12, no. 5.
Images '89
by Donna Lypchuk. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1989.
Hot Tramp, I Love You So!: Rebel Girls: A Survey of Canadian...
by Christine Conley. Fuse, Fall 1989, v. 13, no. 1 & 2.
Cinema Canada: Festivals
by *Not Documented. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1989.
Culture For Sale: Recent Toronto Works
by Kass Banning. Cinema Canada, Feb. 1988, no. 155.
Bad Acting: Performing and Characterization on Screen
by Sara Diamond and Gary Kibbins. Trade initiatives; 3 programmes of Canadian video, 1988. Vancouver: Satelite Video Exchange Society, 1988.
Video Tales
by Geoffrey Shea. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1987, no. 144.
Four Redheads: Four New Toronto Videotapes
by Andrew J. Paterson. Fuse, July 23 Fall, 1987, v. 11, no. 3.
New Video: A 698515 Inc. Presentation
by Dot Tuer. Vanguard, Nov. 1987, v. 16, no. 5.