Florence To is an art director and artist. She has a background in tailoring and textiles but now works in the design and realisation of light and sound installations.
After completing a Masters in Design at The Glasgow School of Art in 2007, To began exploring digital technologies. She originally developed her practice as an installation artist working in underground and disused spaces, reframing flaws and imperfections as ornaments and assets.
Her work in architectural environments nurtured her interests in cognitive and emotional affect, and so she began invesitgating the effects of spatial experience, or the ways in which physical and sensory triggers shape emotional and psychological effects.
The Scottish-born artist has been invited for artistic residencies at the Société des Arts Technologiques in Montreal, 4DSOUND Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, and The Spatialization and Auditory Display Environment, or SpADE, in Limerick. To has exhibited, performed, and given workshops at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijon and Southbank Centre in London, and her installation ‘EOAN’ was supported by the European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation. She also took part in a creative fellowship with Edinburgh’s Department of Clinical Neuroscience.