Professor emeritus and former assistant chair of the Communication Arts + Design Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.
BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois and an MFA degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Currently teaching courses in collage and assemblage at the Studio School in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.
Photography, glass and collage works are included and also received recognition in over 250 exhibitions, including 25 solo shows in the US and abroad and have been purchased for public and private collections. For complete exhibition listing view Full Resume.
Awarded 7 two month residencies at the Cité International des Arts in Paris, France. During these residencies, I worked on a continuing photographic project, Unsung View of Paris, consisting of obscure, mostly unnoticed fragments of the Parisian cityscape. From this activity, I created a suite of thirty 30 x 22 inch scale photographic prints, documenting details that were often just a few inches of concrete or painted surface. When enlarged, these abstract images dramatically transcend their ordinary origins. This body of work was exhibited in solo exhibitions both in Paris and Richmond.
For a recent collaborative project, I created a limited edition Book Art piece Body of Evidence: 14 unsolved mysteries, which was based on a series of assemblages created for a 2012 solo exhibition. As the producer of this project, I collaborated with 21 people, including 15 authors, who contributed their narratives based on the contents of the clues found in these evidence boxes. Images of the original exhibition assemblages and the Book Art project can be viewed on this website.
photograph Ann de Geer, portrait photographer Sweden