group show 55:
Year in Reverse
About the Artists
Marissa Alper is an artist located in Richmond, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently pursuing a BFA in Photography and Painting at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ben Alper is a photographer and bookmaker based in Chapel Hill, NC, and the co-founder of A New Nothing.
Blake Andrews is a photographer, situationist, and former NBA Commissioner based in Eugene, OR
Karl Baden has been a photographer since 1972. He has had a bunch of shows, has work in a number of collections, has received about a dozen grants and fellowships, and has published several books. He is currently working with a publisher on a 30 volume set of books representing the project 'Every Day', which, in February of 2017, he will have been doing for 30 years.
Mitchell Barton is an artist from Provo, Utah. He often works with photography, the internet, and sculpture. He is currently a student pursuing his BFA in Studio Art from Brigham Young University.
Chris Bentley is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. His work has been exhibited at Station Independent Projects, the Photographic Resource Center, hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, and the Griffin Museum of Photography as well as been published in VICE magazine.
His films have played in numerous festivals throughout the country.
Matthew Bradley (b.1992) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Rosie Brock was born in South Carolina and raised in Florida and Virginia. Brock’s work explores how fable and fact are intertwined throughout the American South; specifically the relationship between the region’s underlying mythicism and the current socio-economic reality. Brock’s work was featured online on Juxtapoz and Booooooom and shown at Southside Gallery and The Annenberg Space for Photography. Brock is currently a senior in BFA Photography & Video program at the School of Visual Arts.
J. Wesley Brown is a photographer based in Los Angeles, CA.
Saro Calewarts is a photographer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with roots in the Pacific Northwest. She majored in film studies at The Evergreen State College and currently works as a graphic designer for a non-profit arts organization. She is active within her local photography community and is currently working on a new photo project.
Madeline Cass (b. 1993) is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. She earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017. She has exhibited work around the Midwest, and recently debuted her work on the West Coast with a solo show at Popular Kids in Portland, OR. Using photography, video, installation, bookmaking and poetry, her work focuses on plants, fungi, and how humans interact with them.
Marisa Chafetz is a New York based artist who works primarily in photography. She received her BFA in photography from Tulane University in 2017. Her work explores the blurred lines between fictional tableaus and traditional documentary photography. She often deals with topics such as family life, American suburbia, and coming of age. In 2017 she received a George Lurcy Grant as well as a grant from the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography.
Jessica Chen is a graduate from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art and a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Design and Visual Communication. She holds an M.F.A in documentary and narrative film, from Parsons at The New School in New York City. Her photographs have been exhibited across the country and internationally. She was recently awarded the American Photographic Artists 2017 Emerging Award. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Alexandra Crockett is a photographer and Psychologist living in the Bay Area of California. She is currently completing her postdoctoral year in Santa Rosa, and continues to create zines and other artwork on her time off. She is a feminist, activist, and advocate for social justice.
Nathan Cyprys is an award-winning artist & photographer based in Toronto, Canada who holds a BFA in Photography from the Ontario College of Art & Design. His art practice is both conceptual and documentary based in approach, ranging from capturing landscapes of the United States on a large format camera, to shooting portraiture and still-life in a studio environment. Cyprys' work has been featured by The Washington Post, American Photography, VICE, Flash Forward, and Blackflash Magazine.
Jane Waggoner Deschner grew up in Kansas, moving to Montana in 1977. She earned degrees in geography at the University of Kansas and, later, in art at Montana State University–Billings (BA) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). She exhibits actively and is currently preparing for a solo show at the University of Michigan–Dearborn in fall 2018. Her work is featured on page 27 in the December/January issue of American Craft magazine.
Michael Doyle is a journalist living in Toronto.
Anargyros Drolapas Born in Athens, Greece I have steadily pursued photography since 2010 with images of mine being published on online magazines, with two solo exhibitions and by taking part in various group exhibitions
Eric Edvalson made his first photograph in elementary school, a picture of the family cat sitting on a skateboard. It was rejected from the school talent show.
Theo Ellison graduated from the Royal College of Art in June 2017. Before that he studied photography at Coventry University. He's interested in evolutionary aesthetics, art history, and iconoclasm.
Daniel Everett is an artist and professor working across a range of media including photography, video, sculpture, and installation. He received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. Daniel currently teaches at Brigham Young University as an associate professor of New Genres.
Bryan Formhals is a photographer and photo editor based in NYC.
Brooks Geenen Through photography I explore liminal spaces. I am captivated by the quiet moments that transpire in-between existence and non-existence. The way the passing of time, within that transitional phase, affects physical structures and environments. The subjects I am drawn to exist in the periphery, they are in small towns, along county roads, and within forgotten spaces.
Vincent Glielmi is a photographer living in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Some of his favorite things are fictional and he always feels anxious at dawn and dusk. Vincent has exhibited nationally and received his BFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Sole Gonzalez (Lorca, 1989) is a documentary and fine art photographer based in Murcia, Spain. She studied Audiovisual Image (2009-2011) and Artistic Photography (2011-2012). González’s work has been featured in various online publications including British Journal of Photography, several Der Greif "Guest-Room", Zeit Magazin and Float Magazine.
Riley Goodman is a photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Goodman draws inspiration from his suburban upbringing, along with the complexities of American history. The mythology of America invades the work, which juxtaposes archival and new imagery. The work becomes an amalgamation, rather than depicting a specific era. Goodman’s faux world forces the viewer to question reality, with subjects as silent witnesses to the progression of time. He is currently an undergraduate senior at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Robert Goss-Kennedy received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2010. He currently resides in Salem, Massachusetts surrounded by witches and warlocks of all stripes.
Alex Grabiec (b. 1984) is an artist based out of rural Virginia. In 2016 he earned an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has exhibited work at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Katzen Art Center at American University. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College. He lives in Farmville, Virginia with his wife and son.
Carlotta Guerra I am an Italian photographer working with still and moving images and videos. My photographs have been published by Italian and American magazines and I have showed my work in some private a public institutions in California. I share my time between Bologna, Berlin and Los Angeles.
Jessica Harvey is a Chicago-based artist who explores the myths we create for ourselves and nature while trying to preserve a more desired history. Harvey received an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to Iceland. She has attended residencies at ACRE, Ox- Bow, Wassaic, The Luminary, and Vermont Studio Center. She has exhibited at Trestle Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Good Weather (Little Rock, AR).
Jacob Haupt (b. 1989, Modesto, California) is an artist working with photography, video, and sculpture. After completing the book Infinity Gate with Noah Jackson in 2015, he recently released a photobook of his own, Gloom. Airlock Gallery (CA) hosted his first solo show Beyond the Super Rainbow in 2015, and he has continued to exhibit nationally, internationally, online, and in print. His work has been featured by Humble Arts Foundation, Der Greif, Don/Dean, and Ordinary Magazine.
Sean Healy (b.1989) lives and works in San Francisco.
Bau Hett is a french photographer based in Paris. Graduate of Panthéon Sorbonne University in History and Audiovisual. She studied photography at the school of the Fine Arts in Poitiers. Very oriented around the nature, her work explores the disruption of identity through a reflection on the territory, the mobility, but also on the transit social.
Michael Hicks is an artist who was born in Red Bank, NJ. He is currently based in Syracuse, NY, and is pursuing his MFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University, where he will graduate in 2018. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at the Haubrok Foundation in Berlin, Germany and at the Leica Gallery in Washington, DC.
Kevin Hoth is an image maker from Wisconsin. He lives and works in Boulder, CO where he teaches photography and video art at CU Boulder. He's shown photographic images, videos and performances in over eighty exhibitions nationally. Most recently he has had work at the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), the Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX), and The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver, CO).
Gregory Eddi Jones (b. 1986) is an artist, writer and publisher who lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology (2010) and an MFA from Visual Studies Workshop (2016). Jones' visual practice examines and re-authors existing image products through the mechanisms of digital and internet-based tools. His concerns focus on analyzing the politics of photographs and other images common to the American cultural lexicon. Since 2012, Jones has been editor and publisher of In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Imaging Artists, a platform highlighting artists working at critical intersections of photography and digital media.
David Vades Joseph Born and raised in Harlem, NY, Vades attended the Harlem School of Arts, where he made his first photographs. He then went on to attend the School of Visual Arts where he obtained his BFA in Photography. Vades is known for his works of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. His works have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Highsnobiety, and Musée Magazine. Vades' works have also been featured at the Brooklyn exhibition space Smack Mellon. He currently resides in Harlem.
Sara Kasanova Bown was born in Czech Republic in 1993. Sára works in the medium of video and photography. Her art is often based on performance and every day observations. Currently Sára is a BFA candidate at Brigham Young University. She has received juror’s awards in both the Mayhew show and the Annual Student show at BYU in 2016. In 2016 she interned with David Thorpe in Berlin, Germany. She currently lives in Provo, Utah.
Tommy Kha is a photographer based between New York City and his hometown, Memphis, TN. He likes to think he takes after his great aunt, who “read too many books and went crazy.”
Taylor Kigar's work focuses on marrying technology and the subconscious, while tending to the common threads of the female experience. She graduated with a BFA in Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design, has been published in Archive Collective, and previously served as an editor of Aint-Bad Magazine.
Dorota Kozerska I'm Polish photographer based in the Netherlands. Graduated from the Photo Academy Amsterdam in May 2016. Working on long term projects now. I could describe myself as a conceptual photographer.
Mehves Lelic I am an Istanbul-born photographer (1990) now based in Chicago and the Eastern Shore. I am a teaching artist at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and have previously taught at MCA Chicago. I am a recipient of the City of Chicago Individual Artists’ Grant, National Geographic Young Explorers Fellowship and Turkish Cultural Foundation Artists’ Fellowship. My work has been exhibited internationally in the US, Turkey, France and Iceland.
Elsa Leydier was born in 1988 in France. After studying languages, she entered the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles in 2012. She graduated in 2015, and now lives between Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Lyon (France). In her photographic work, she aims to interrogate images that are used to define iconic places and territories, and tries to show them from other points of view, through the prism of alternative and lesser stories. Her work has been shown in several shows like in Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie (Arles, France), in Le Réverbère Gallery (Lyon, France), Chez Agnès b., Les Filles du Calvaire Gallery (Paris, France), and Alianza Francesa de Bogotá (Colombia) among others.
Clay Lipsky is a fine art photographer and Emmy Award winning graphic designer based in Los Angeles, CA. His artwork has been published and exhibited internationally, most notably at the United Nations in Vienna & NYC, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Romania), Lishui Photo Festival (China), Annenberg Space for Photography (USA), The Smithsonian’s National Atomic Testing Museum (USA) and with Esquire Russia.
Sherri Littlefield is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn. She is a design technician at Parsons School of Design, and the associate director of Foley Gallery. Projects curated by Littlefield have been featured in the Huffington Post, artnet and dnainfo new york. As an artist, she’s exhibited her work internationally, including the Aperture Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. She’s a retired model who is looking forward to eating more desserts.
Carson Lynn is a digital artist and photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA who utilizes photographic processes in unique ways.
George Marazakis was born in 1976 in Creta Island Greece where he lives with his wife and their son. He studied Mechanical Engineering and works at the Greek Ministry of Justice.
Paula McCartney makes photographs and books that illustrate her collaborations with the natural world. Her work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Museum of Modern Art’s Artist Book Collection. Silas Finch published her second monograph, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice, in 2014.
Stacy Mehrfar is a visual artist currently residing in New York, NY. Predominately working on projects that explore identity politics and culture, her photographs and video installations have been exhibited in the United States, Australia, Poland, Malaysia and Germany. From 2007-2016, she lived in Sydney, Australia, where she received an MFA by Research from the University of New South Wales, and taught photography at several arts colleges.
Susan Morelock is an artist whose practice primarily concerns the photographic image. Born in Pennsylvania, Morelock currently lives in Indiana where she teaches photography at the University of Southern Indiana. She has exhibited in venues across the United States as well as South Korea and Italy.
Chris Mottalini is a photographer based in New York City. He grew up in Buffalo and studied journalism and photography at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Uppsala University, Sweden. Mottalini’s atmospheric photographs have been widely published and internationally exhibited. Much of his work deals with the photographic preservation of Modernist architecture and its place in the American landscape. Mottalini splits his time between Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley with his family and Burger the Corgi.
Zelko Nedic’s current photographic art works, created using the time consuming, process heavy technique of wet plate collodion photography, pays tribute to his energetic career and deep passion for image making. The presence of a contradiction between control and risk taking is apparent in most of Nedic’s works. A teenage witness to the horrors of the Bosnian War during the early 90s, Nedic knows what it is to experience a local hell and to escape into imagined havens.
Veronique Augry and Tiffany Silve collaborate for more than 2 years by capturing the world around them. This duo of women artists – photographers practice the photo as a powerful language, they correspond by exchanging their shots simultaneously or conversely they invest places, hazardous moments where their looks are confused for a time shared and accomplice.
Since their encounter, they have photographed various landscapes, landscapes, still lives, portraits, encounters and their encounters. They seize emotions, they catch a glance, moods, states of mind, take people from afar or close, take possession of a street, a detour, a train trip, a fragment, an atmosphere , a particular light, the day, the night … bring the 30 years that separate them by a complicit photographic look that collates.
Joaquin Palting is a contemporary visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He is known primarily for his conceptual photographic storytelling, which straddles the line between documentary and the constructed image. His photographs have appeared in numerous esteemed publications including: The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times. Joaquin is currently an MFA candidate at The University of California, Irvine.
Matteo Patocchi was born in Switzerland to an Italian mother and a Swiss father. People and plants are inspiring subjects in his work; they tell us about years spent between the natural landscape of his native country and metropolis such as Milan, London and New York. He studied Graphic design in his hometown of Lugano before moving to Milan, undertake short courses in Art direction and graduating in Photography. Matteo is currently based in London and spends extended periods of time between New York and Berlin.
Maria Petrenko I was born in Kyiv in 1984. Studied sociology and philosophy. Within 10 years I was working in the field of marketing, advertising and on the TV. About a year I started to work with photography medium. Now I at the beginning of the way of visual storytelling and project working. Took part in the Swedish-Ukrainian program «Other voices, other rooms» and in the cultural residence «Points of approaching» in Kharkiv. Participated in Odessa-Batumi photo days. Exhibited during New Wave art festival in Lviv, More-Gol festival in Kyiv and #showmeyourufo project in Krakow.
Rachel Rampleman Best known for her witty and acerbic video work challenging constructions of “feminine” identity, Rampleman’s work has been shown nationally at such venues as Cleopatra’s, VOLTA NY, Socrates Sculpture Park, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Flux Factory, BAM, and The Warhol Museum, and internationally at the Shanghai Biennale, Chennai Photo Biennale, S.M.A.K., C/O Berlin, and VIDEONALE.16 in Bonn. Rachel recently had a solo exhibition at TTTT in Belgium, as well as a retrospective at CEPA in Buffalo.
Serrah Russell is a visual artist and independent curator living in Seattle, WA. Her practice is a constant exploration of the infinite capability of the photographic image and its ability to evoke memory, emotion and association. Russell earned a BFA in Photography from the University of Washington and has since exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the Northwest, including at Frye Art Museum, Whatcom Museum, the Hedreen, the Photo Center Northwest and the Lawrimore Project. Russell was founder and curator of online exhibition space, Violet Strays, and currently curates with Vignettes.
Htet San was born in Dawei, a small town in the southern part of Burma, and grew up in the old capital city, Yangon. In August 2008, at the turning point of her life, Htet received a scholarship to study photography and art studio studies in University of Alabama-Huntsville and she chose to pursue her hidden passion by dropping out of medical school on the verge of becoming a doctor. Htet relocated to New York City in early 2011 and currently pursuing further studies while working as a conceptual artist/ photographer and retoucher.
Arianna Sanesi is an italian photographer currently based in Paris. After getting a Master's Degree in History of Photography at Bologna University, she attends CFP Bauer in Milan. She presently devotes herself full time to visual storytelling, focusing her attention on social and cultural issues. In 2013 she attends the Advanced Visual Storytelling class at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus (DK). The final project, Dispersal, becomes a book that travels and is nationally and internationally exhibited.
Matthew Schenning is a Brooklyn based photographer originally from Baltimore, MD where he spent his youth playing in the abandoned spaces under highway overpasses. While seeking to understand his own relationship to his surroundings he interjects a bit of humor and poetry into the imagery of the everyday.
Jacob Schlather I dropped out of a PhD program in mathematics a few years ago. I've been working as a programmer since. These days I take photos and make experimental short films in my spare time.
Justin Schmitz Born Peoria, Il 1981 Justin Schmitz is an artist living and working in Chicago, Il USA. He received a MFA from Yale University in 2013 and a BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. He was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship by the Yale University School of Art and the Tierney Fellowship for Excellence in Photography by the Tierney Family Foundation.
Kier Selinsky (b. 1976, Ohio) has been making photographs since he was hooked by the magic of the darkroom as a teenager in rural Ohio. While he pursued a career in technology, his passion for photography has always consumed an inordinate amount of his mental capabilities.
Brian Z. Shapiro (b.1987, San Francisco)is a photographer studying the process of getting out to take photos. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he has a BA in Photography from San Francisco State University and received his MFA in Studio Arts from San Francisco Art. His work deals with history and place, and the interaction between the two. He currently teaches at the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts and the nonprofit First Exposures.
Mark Sommerfeld (b. 1985, Waterloo, ON) is a self-taught, Canadian-born photographer based in Toronto. His work oscillates between portraiture, reportage and observations of the synchronicity and poetry of disparate locations and objects. He was recently named a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward winner and has shown work in Canada and the USA in the last year, including commissions for private, public and permanent collections.
Tabitha Soren left a career in television in 1999 to start another as a photo-based artist. Her work visualizes psychological states; the internal weather that storms though each of us. Surface Tension delves into the human psyche by foregrounding the anxiety we navigate in the struggle to adapt to technological domination. In the past 12 months, her work has been exhibited in Boston, New York, Dallas, Tulsa, Pittsburgh and currently in San Francisco City Hall as part of the San Francisco Arts Commission exhibition program. Public collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, the George Eastman Museum, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Oakland Museum of Art, Transformer Station, Pier 24 Photography, New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Heather Stratton is an artist-educator working in electronic and lens-based media. Her work is confessional in nature, focusing on themes of the memory ghost, ritual and repetition, the cosmos and myth. Stratton’s most recent work addresses light pollution and the intensity of the sun through alternative darkroom practices. Stratton earned her M.F.A. in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012 and is a professor at the University of Kentucky.
Andrew Straub Based out of NYC, Andrew Straub is a photo based artist, who recently graduated from School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Photography and Video. Who likes to explores the narrative aspect in photographic bookmaking, and the spacial presence of physical objects.
José David Valiente (1986) is a documentary and fine art photographer based in Murcia, Spain. He studied Audiovisual Image and then continued with Artistic Photography in EASD Murcia. Valiente's work has been featured in various online publications including British Journal of Photography, Fisheye Magazine and Der Greif.
Alexis Vasilikos (b.1977) is an Athens-based fine art photographer and the co-editor of Phases Magazine. He is represented by CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery.
Jordan Whitten, an MFA candidate at ETSU, explores documentary subject matter. His recent project examines a sinkhole found in a dam that has caused water levels to shallow in an artificial lake. These images examine the immediate and residual affect large scale, man-made structures have on local economies and environments
Sergio Ximenez (b. 1988, Los Angeles) is a conceptual photographic artist creating contemporary art in dialogue with newsworthy situations and current events, critiquing societal constructs and ideologies. His work delves into prevalence of lens-based capturing, recording and monitoring devices in our society, ease in proliferation of these devices into our everyday lives, and how power dynamics attached to these devices can affect, influence, even control, human behavior between and amongst removed observer and observed subjects.
Mark Zawatski examines how digital technologies shape structures of representation, truth, and knowledge of the natural world. He teaches photography courses in Syracuse, NY and holds a MFA from Yale University, and BA in art from UCLA.