– March 11, 2016
Reception Feb 18, 2016 6 – 8 PM
Massachusetts-based photographer and educator Marky Kauffmann’s photographs are inspired by her love of nature and of the land.
In Landscapes and Prayers Kauffmann’s images display a sense of peace, harmony and order, but also tension, destruction and chaos, as it exists in the natural world. “The story of these landscapes begins with my maternal grandmother, who studied the art of ikebana flower arranging while living in Japan at the end of World War II,” says Kauffmann. “As a child, I was completely captivated by my grandmother’s flower arrangements. Her use of line, shape, pattern, texture, color, symmetry and asymmetry seduced and mesmerized me. And so, as an adult, I became an arranger, too,” she says.
A series of Marky Kauffmann’s photographs called Landscapes and Prayers, is featured at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA, on January 15, 2016 through March 11, 2016. An opening reception with the artist will take place February 18, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.
Marky Kauffmann is a graduate of Boston University and the New England School of Photography. She has been working as a fine-art photographer and educator for more than thirty years. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including two Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Finalist grants. Most recently, she won First Place in Soho Photo Gallery’s National Alternative Processes Competition, and was a finalist in the 7th Edition Julia Margaret Cameron Worldwide Gala Awards in three categories, including fine art, portraiture, and landscapes photography.
Kauffmann has taught photography at numerous secondary schools, including Buckingham Brown and Nichols School, Shady Hill School, Dana Hall School, Milton Academy and Weston High School. She also spent twenty years teaching photography to adults as part of the New England School of Photography’s Evening Workshop Program. Currently she teaches at Milton Academy’s Saturday Course.