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Shoshannah White

Artist Statement

I'm interested in what lies below the surface - in focus emerging out of ambiguity. These works begin as photographs and develop into paintings through the Encaustic process. The beeswax offers a seductive, frosting like material which encapsulates and preserves the photograph at the same time creating a barrier between it and the viewer. The paint serves to both accentuate details in the original photograph as well as obliterate them - further functioning as a tool to reveal or mask underlying elements.


Shoshannah White received her BFA in photography from Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia. She is currently an instructor at the Maine Photographic Summer Workshops in Rockport, Maine; she also works as a freelance photographer and designer. Shoshannah has exhibited work in many shows internationally. Recently her work was on view at the CMCA biennial, Museo Raccolte Frugone Villa Grimaldi in Genova Italy, and at Whitney Art Works This past May in an exhibition titled In Bloom. Shoshannah’s work has appeared in numerous publications, and she has received many public art commissions that can be seen around Maine.

Featured in:
In Bloom, May 2008
WAX, July/August 2007
Holiday Mixer, December 2006

For more information visit www.shoshannahwhite.com/



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