Danya Ensing is an emerging Canadian artist who moved to Detroit, Michigan, fleeing from Toronto’s inflating rental costs and hordes of humans. In Detroit she found her home – a city tough as nails and rough around the edges with a great big soul.
She traverses the Motor City by bicycle with camera in hand, daydreaming of building her own mobile tiny house and moving to Wyoming. Danya makes prints and books, takes photographs, and examines ontology through the act of creating. She lives with her Flemish Giant rabbit named Jim.



2015     BFA Photography | OCAD University, Toronto ON

2016     Documenting Detroit Fellowship | Detroit MI
2015     International Arts Collaborations Program (INTAC) | Toronto ON
2014     Mobility/Exchange Program | CCS, Detroit MI
2012     Mentoring Program | Youth Photographer's Alliance, New York NY
2009     Selected Artist Pre-University Workshop | UWO, London ON

2017     Gateway: Ghost Boards of Detroit | Furrawn Press
2016     HIDDEN | 23kg50lb
2012     Hot Or Not, Sean Wise | Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute

2017     Trax Magazine France, "Detroit: 10 Places for a Perfect Stay..."
2016     Culture Source, "21 Distinct Photographers"
              OCAD U, "Alumna Danya Ensing: Documenting Detroit"
              Young Photographer's Alliance, "Where Are They Now"
              Facing Change: Documenting America "Documenting Detroit"

2018     Letterpress Shop Manager | Signal-Return, Detroit MI
2017     Visual Co-ordinator | Hostel Detroit, Detroit MI
              Project Manager & Promo Photographer | THAW, Detroit MI
2016     Letterpress Shop Assistant | Signal-Return, Detroit MI
              Project Manager | Kelsey The Landlord LLC, Detroit MI
2015     Visual Assistant & Second Shooter | Ian Strange, Cleveland OH
2013     Photography Department Technician | OCAD U, Toronto ON
             Assistant Photography Instructor | Lens Work, Toronto ON
2012     Studio Assistant | Krovblit Studios, Toronto ON

2018     Ground Beneath Our Feet | 4840 Mt ElliotDetroit MI
2017     Facing Change: Documenting Detroit | PhotovilleBrooklyn NY
              Bent, But Unbroken | Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit MI
              Masked | Holding House, Detroit MI
2016     You Are Here | The Carr Center, Detroit MI
              Documenting Detroit | Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit MI
              Wall of 100 Makers | Masonic Temple, Detroit MI
              Venus Rising | Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI
2015     Chimera | Plantina Gallery, Stockholm Sweden
              Revolution: INTAC | Osaka University of Arts, Osaka Japan
              Vienna Photobook Fair | Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna Austria
              Altered Landscapes | Open Gallery, Toronto ON
2014     Senior Student Exhibition | Taubman Center, Detroit MI
Spectrum: A Vision for Mental Health | Open Gallery, Toronto ON
2013     Transatlantic Connections | Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh UK
YPA's Hometown Exhibition | Calmut Photo, New York NY
Art of The Figure | The Great Hall, Toronto ON
2012     Signal and Colour | The Transit Space, Toronto ON
2009     Senior Student Exhibiton | The Art's Project, London ON
Carnival Strange | The ArtLab Gallery, London ON