ANN BRANDEISArtist Profile
With an MFA from Pratt Institute and teaching positions at Rochester Institute of Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, and Manhattan Marymount College, Ms. Brandeis has travelled the world, seeking images to incorporate into her visual thoughts and dialogues.
Along with a book she authored, Color Processing and Printing for Prentice Hall, numerous accomplishments and awards validate her expertise, including multiple IPA, Luci awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie , WPGA Awards, Society for Education Juror’s Award, upon which selected works were exhibited at the Center for Fine Art Photography and was chosen by the guest curator as Best Narrative image at Guild Hall 2012. You will find her work in ‘The Best Photographers, 2013 and 2015 produced by Graphis Publications. Her work has traveled to multiple national and international exhibitions.
Concerned with the maintaining archival quality , and print longevity, she personally prints on uncoated all rag Exhibition Paper, or handmade Japanese Kozo Paper.
An Artist’s statement by Ms. Brandeis describes her explorations:
My images are a visual dialogue focusing on the many paths we take throughout our life. I look for signs and symbols that visually describe or capture our memories — personal moments in time, which remind us of our past, sustain us through our present, and guide our future. Often conflicting, these memories may have little to do with rational thought and are resistant to logic, reminding us of our innocence, our passions, desires, and losses, which, when embraced, become our history.”
I believe these personal and universal memories mark the passage of time, and remind us that time is, , “Both our enemy and our friend.”
Ms. Brandeis’s work may be found on her website: www.annbrandeis.com. Other thematic visual explorations include: The Landscape of Memory, Drawn & Painted, Alluvial Landscapes, Long Journey in a Small Plane