Tatiana Gulenkina

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Work 1 Title: Untitled #1, Things Merging and Falling Apart Year: 2013 Material: photogram on vintage type C Afga paper Dimensions: H 20 W 20 D 0 Work 2 Title: Untitled #2,Things Mergin and Falling Apart Year: 2013 Material: photogram on vintage type C Afga paper Dimensions: H 20 W 20 D 0 Work 3 Title: Untitled #3, Things Merging and Falling Apart Year: 2013 Material:photogram on vintage type C Afga paper Dimensions: H 20 W 20 D 0 Work 4 Title: Untitled #4, Things Merging and Falling Apart Year: 2013 Material: photogram on vintage type C Afga paper Dimensions: H 20 W 20 D 0 Work 5 Title: Untitled #5, Things Merging and Falling Apart Year: 2013 Material: photogram on vintage type C Afga paper Dimensions: H 24 W 20 D 0

Statement:

This series titled Things Merging and Falling Apart consists of unique type C contact prints (photograms) created in a color darkroom using long exposures.
My interest in cameraless photography came from a desire to capture not a decisive moment, but a time lapse, a movement or transformation of fragile organic objects caught on a light-sensitive surface. One of my inspirations was to watch the making of precious sand mandalas that take days of intense labor and, once completed, are destroyed without any regrets as a symbol of impermanence. Essentially, even the sharpest, most beautifully composed glossy image fails to represent reality because it’s trying to hold on to something that’s impossible to grasp.

I started off working with recognizable objects that after long darkroom manipulations often would turn out looking completely abstract yet more appealing to me; physically acting on paper surface, they became tangible imprints of ephemeral emotional states. At some point, I realized that it’s more of a collaboration between me and my subjects since they became active participants in this process. Instead of imitating the illumination and depicting formal qualities, these images challenge the expectations and capture the light itself; they bring viewers’ attention to the performative nature of creative process and elaborate on chance effects and intuitive states of being.

Resume:

EDUCATION

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART (MICA) – 2011 BFA in Photography, Magna Cum Laude

AWARDS

30 WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS UNDER 30 — 2014, Selected by Photo Boîte Agency
30 PHOTOGRAPHERS UNDER 30 — 2014, Selected by Complex Magazine
NEW YORK PHOTO AWARDS — 2014, Finalist, Fine Art
FOTOWEEK DC INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS — 2013, 2014, Honorable Mention, Fine Art
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS — 2013, 2014, Honorable Mention, Fine Art
BLURB AND GRID INTERNATIONAL PHOTO BOOK CONTEST — 2012, 2nd place
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS JURIED EXHIBITION — 2012, 1st place, Fine Art
CENTER PROJECT LAUNCH COMPETITION — 2012, Finalist

EXHIBITIONS

LOCALLY SOURCED — 2015, American University Art Museum, Washington, DC
EPHEMERAL — 2014, Detroit Center For Contemporary Photography, Detroit, MI
(E)MERGE ART FAIR — 2014, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC
THE ENIGMATIC OBJECT — 2014, Filter Photo Festival at Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL
NEW YORK PHOTO AWARDS FINALISTS EXHIBITION — 2014, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY
ALCHEMY JURIED SHOW — 2014, HERE Arts Foundation, New York, NY
GENERATIONS IX — 2014, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
FOTOWEEK DC INTERNATIONAL AWARDS SHOW — 2013, National Geographic, Washington, DC
THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE JURIED EXHIBITION — 2013, Angel Orensanz Gallery, New York, NY
MICA ALUMNI JURIED EXHIBITION — 2013, 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS JURIED EXHIBITION — 2012, .NO Gallery, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS

WIRED — NOVEMBER 2014
These Playful Abstract Images Are Both Seducing and Confusing by Pete Brook
THE WEEK — JUNE 2014
The Ephemeral Beauty of a Lapse in Time by Sarah Eberspacher
THE WEEK — JUNE 2014
Confronting Our Twisted Relationship With Food by Sarah Eberspacher
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY — APRIL 2014
Personal Projects: Tatiana Gulenkina by Gemma Padley
F-STOP MAGAZINE — JANUARY 2014
Interview With Photographer Tatiana Gulenkina by Christy Karpinski

Place: Brooklyn, NY

Contact:info@tatianagulenkina.com

Website: http://www.tatianagulenkina.com