Visual Arts • Photographer Home Partner: Pittsburgh Center for the ArtsE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 404-313-0906View Ivette’s GalleryView Ivette’s website
received her BFA in photography and a minor in mathematics from the
University of Georgia in 2000 and her MFA in photography from Tyler School
of Art, Philadelphia, Pa., in 2007. Prior to graduate school, she worked
with two artist book presses, Nexus Press in Atlanta and Women’s Studio
Workshop in Rosendale, NY. She also
volunteered at a women and children’s shelter in Atlanta working alongside an
art therapist creating art projects for the children.
completing her graduate work in 2007, she has taught photography and digital
imaging at several of the colleges and universities in the Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh regions, including the Tyler School of Art and Carnegie Mellon
University. Aside from her college
teaching, she has participated in several residencies in the Pittsburgh region,
integrating photography into the social and physical sciences as well as math.
photographic work focuses on subcultures and the spaces they inhabit, from
punks and skateboarders to Cuban exiles in the United States. Her most
recent project, Everything Changed, Then Changed Again, documents women
in transitional Pittsburgh areas and explores her own renewal. In 2012, this project was featured in solo
shows at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the Center for Emerging Artists in
Philadelphia. Images from this work will
also be featured in the September 2012 issue of a U.K.-based contemporary ﬁne art
photography magazine, Next Level.
In 2013, Spradlin was awarded a Flight School
Fellowship and a six-month exhibition at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council as
part of their Art on the Walls program.
innate desire to put down roots and to forge relationships with others
is a universal experience that all humans share. What is that nagging
need inside us that fuels this itch to connect with one another and our
surroundings? What is in the human spirit that craves a place to belong?
photographs and videos capture the spirit’s intrinsic need to create a
sense of comfort, safety, community, and a place to call home. Whether
shot in the West End warehouses of Atlanta, Georgia, or the raw streets
an starkly traditional homes of Cuba, I catch glimpses of how people
from diverse backgrounds and life experiences search for a place of
familiarity. My images illustrate how individuals evolve during this
bonding process and how that bond profoundly impacts our psychological
and emotional states.”~Ivette Spradlin
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