Artist Biography

Justin Vitale cultivates time and gives grain to memory, registering moments that study the ordinary for purpose. He explores how to apply focus, and pursues the limitations of possibility through perspective. He invites the viewer to reflect and be alive through his work, to pause and search for meaning.

Born in Queens, New York, he has embraced life by taking inspiration from its diversity. Remaining open to its potential, he has worked in the artistic mediums of photography, music, design and video. In April 2016, he registered his creative business, Medium Mix, marking a new beginning in his artistic career.

The band Rumi featured in a magazine

Performance History

Move Quiet (Songwriter / Guitarist)
New York
2012 – Current

Snowday (Guitarist)
New York
2013 – 2014

The Test Dream (Guitarist)
New York
2009 – 2012

Rumi (Guitarist / Keyboard)
North East Tour / Midwest Tour / Full US Tour / New York
2007 – 2009

The Glitch (Songwriter / Guitarist)
New York
2005 – 2007

End of a Decade (Songwriter / Guitarist)
New York / New Jersey
2000 – 2005

Education & Accolades

OCAD University 
Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor Fine Arts – Photography
September 2010 – June 2016

Vistek Student Award – Photographer of the Year
Greater Toronto Council of Camera Clubs
Honorable Mention
April 2016

Hunter College
New York, New York
Liberal Arts
September 2006 – January 2007

Five Towns College
Dix Hills, New York
Jazz Performance
September 2004 – May 2005

Roslyn High School
Roslyn, New York
State Regents Diploma
September 2000 – June 2004

Presidents Education Awards Program
Williston Park, New York
Outstanding Academic Achievement (signed and awarded by Bill Clinton)
June 2000

Diploma Certificate for OCADU

Group Exhibitions

Project Gallery (Contact Festival)
A Problem Removed
Toronto, Ontario
June 2015 – July 2015

GradX 100 Year Anniversary 
A Problem Removed
Toronto, Ontario
June 2015

The Black Lodge
Locations
Toronto, Ontario
February 2014 – March 2014

Insomnia 
Locations
Toronto, Ontario
September 2013 – October 2013

Red-Line
Locations
Toronto, Ontario
May 2013 – June 2013

Professional Experience

President (Medium Mix)
Toronto
April 2016 – Current

Registered sole proprietorship for creative business that provides photography, design, video, audio, and illustration services. Medium Mix notable clients include ECPAT-USA (NYC Office), an international non-profit organization that advocates against child exploitation. Donate to ECPAT-USA

Art Director / Web (Volante Systems)
Toronto
September 2015 – June 2016

Tasked with complete overhaul of corporate website and marketing materials. Solely responsible for completion of 40 page WordPress website with 75 unique photographs and graphics, 35 unique page layouts, and revised copy of 12,000 words. In tandem I created marketing flyers, promotional videos, client designs and software graphics.

Camera Assistant (Sinking Ship Prod. Inc.)
Toronto
October 2014 

Equipment preparation, handling, and performance maintenance. Various on-set duties to aid production tasks and deadlines. Assisted for kids television series Annedroids.

Wedding photography commission

Commissions 

ECPAT-USA 
International Non-Profit – NYC Office
Print, Design, Photography
September 2016 – November 2016

Kia Eshghi
Individual – Brooklyn, New York
Photography, Videography, Web, Design
August 2016

Schnitzel Queen
Local Business – Toronto, Ontario
Videography, Photography, Web, Design
January 2015 – February 2015

Angels Pet Sanctuary 
Non-Profit Organization – Mississauga, Ontario
Videography
January 2015