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Anne Massoni
Photography Program Director
Assistant Professor
MFA, Ohio University
BA, Connecticut College

Anne Leighton Massoni is the Program Director of Photography at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching at UArts she has held positions at Marshall University, Cornell University, Tyler School of Art, Washington College, Memphis College of Art, and Monmouth University.

Massoni graduated with an MFA in Photography from Ohio University and BAs in Photography and Anthropology from Connecticut College. Her work relates to ideas of both real and fabricated memories, using a variety of film and digital techniques.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the H. F. Johnson Museum in New York, The Print Center in Philadelphia, The Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, NIH in Washington, DC, the Allen Sheppard Gallery in New York City, Newspace Gallery in Portland, Rayko in San Francisco, the East End Film Festival in London, England, the 2013 International Mobile Innovation Screening in New Zealand and Australia, and IlCantinonearte Teatri e Galleria del Grifo in Montepulciano, Italy. Recent publications of her work include ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art and SpostaMenti, an exhibition catalog of her series “Holding” and The Photograph & The Album, Published by MuseumsEtc in England.

She serves as the Vice Chair of the National Board of the Society for Photographic Education.

ARTIST STATEMENT
The act of remembering is what currently drives Massoni’s work. To visually navigate the stories in her mind…to remember stories that may not exist, to imagine stories not yet told. She utilizes both created images and found imagery to present to the viewer this place between truth and fiction. The images themselves reinforce the concepts of memory and often use mnemonic elements and notions of artifact to represent an underlying story, which touches on the personal while still attempting the collective. The concept is rooted in the details presented… sometimes revealing and yet often holding secret. There is truth in her tales but not necessarily a truth of hers alone. There is a sense of shared ideas but uncertainty as to the origin of the authorship of those ideas. This place between revealing and holding secret is what she’s after… Massoni is interested in its intangibility. She is searching for that which we experience and cannot express…evidence of memory, evidence of experience, evidence of existence.

Each body of work, regardless of the disparity in appearance is motivated by the same underlying themes and ideas. With different approaches in medium and minor variances in concept Massoni is able to work with a consistent set of ideas over time. Whether she stages her images or appropriates and manipulates them, evidence of memory and the act of remembering consistently finds a place in her work.


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