Abigail Simon
Medium: Mixed Media and Photography

Studio Location:
62 18th Street
Studio # 4th floor studio 2

Phone: 6462213430

Artist Bio:
Abigail Simon is an artist who uses varied strategies and materials to conduct social and aesthetic research. Her portraits, videos and installations have been shown at The International Center of Photography, The Bronx Museum, The AIR Gallery, EFA Gallery, Camera Club of New York, Artist in Residence at The Ace Hotel, Los Angeles Community Center, The Staten Island Museum and Governor's Island. She received an MFA in 2006 from the ICP/Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies She has taught at Pratt Institute, ITP at Tisch School of the Arts/NYU, and is a faculty member of the Creative Practices Program at ICP.

Artist Statement:
Maps have the possibility of changing the territory. I am interested in order, entropy, chaos, welding, casting, instagram, yoga, storytelling, myths, -the history of psychoanalysis and the aesthetic possibilities that occur where they intersect. We live in an era when human consciousness is recognized as a raw material for artist to engage with, so the artist's forlorn dream of transmuting human experience may be within reach. And quite possibly part of the library of possible futures from which we choose

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