©Jo Ann Wanamaker All Rights Reserved

Statement

I photograph the commonplace: a farm in winter, an empty basketball court, a shed...timeless environments that have lives of their own. I'm intrigued by the absence of presence. Who passed through here? What remains? How does the subject interact with its surroundings? Does a tree look protective of the house it stands in front of? I look for life within the stillness and in doing so hope to preserve the passage of time.

 

Biography

I studied Fine Art and Art Education at SUNY Buffalo and received an M.F.A. from New York University. I became a painter and a commercial illustrator, followed by a 25 year career in product and textile design. In 2014 I started devoting myself to Photography. It allows all the layers of my creative past to merge together and yet transform into more personal statements that can resonate with the viewer.

News

2018  B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY.  Focus 2018 juried by Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Asst., Dept. of  Photography             Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2018  Historical Society of Ocean Beach, NY Group Show

2017  LA Photo Curator Honorable Mention "One on One"

2016  Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society Juried Group Show

2016  Saltaire Association of New York Arts Festival