Artist Statement

The series "double dare" explores estrangement and displacement, the attempt to control ourselves and our surroundings and being unable to do so.

In a collage-like process the images are developed from constructed installations in combination with existing settings. Particularly in the focus on natural versus artificial, the images play with contradicting elements to create scenarios in which the anonymous figures face a barrage of everyday objects, an exploded diary of life. Shifts in scale and haphazardness are underscored by the use of double exposure, emphasizing a sense of ambiguity and awkwardness.
 
Bio

1973  Born in New London, Connecticut, USA.
Living and working in Vienna, Austria

Education
1997  Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A. with Honors Award, Providence, RI
1996  RISD European Honors Program, Rome, Italy
1992  Bard College, photography with Larry Fink, Annandale, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009  Double Dare, Rosebud, Vienna, Austria
2004  Transfixed, Fotoforum West Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
1999  Recent Work, DTW Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009   Gin Palace, Austellungsreihe von Jimmy Zurek, Vienna, Austria
Personae, Atelier Operngasse, Vienna, Austria
2007 Michael & St. Armand's Environments, Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA
Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis Austellung, Mumok, Vienna, Austria
2006 The Feminine Mystique, Icon Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2005 Exhibition Evening- with performance, Kunsthalle Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria
Art Position 2005 Group Exhibition, Ottakringer Brauerei, Vienna, Austria
European Group Exhibition, MOYA, Vienna, Austria
2004 Gesualdo, Club Vivendi, Vienna Austria
Square Pegs- Ladyfest East, MI-5, New York, NY
Tomak Vs., Schloss Thürnthal, Austria
2003 Group Exhibition, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna Austria
Fotografie, Malerie, Objekt, Art Lab Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2001 Put Yourself in the Picture, selections by Tom Gitterman, Directors Choice Award, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
Annual Group Exhibition, Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT
1999 6th Annual Showcase Exhibition, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
1998 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, Selections by Lisa Phillips of New Museum of Contemporary Art, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
Skin Bone Cloth, HEREart, New York, NY
1997 Invitational Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
1996 Juried European Honors Exhibition, Piazza Cenci, Rome, Italy

Selected Bibliography
2006 SHOTS 91, Vol. 91, (US), Spring
2004 +Rosebud (Mystery) Vol. 5, (Austria), June.
Chloe Potter–Transfixed Eikon, Vol. 45, (Austria), April.
2003 Das Geheimnis Lösen Pool Magazin, Vol. 3, (Austria), Sept.
2002 Forum Camera Austria International, Vol. 79 (Austria), Sept.
Hassleblad Austrian Super Circuit Vol. 11, (Austria), June.
2001 Photos Cover Gamut of Styles Poughkeepsie Journal, LIFE, (NY, US), March.
Like Father, Like Daughter Woodstock Times, (NY, US), March.
Images from Childhood Artsy Mag, Vol. 1 (US), June.


Public Collections
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (NY, US)
Siemens Artlab (Vienna, Austria)
Sammlung der Stadt Wien (Vienna, Austria)