The examination of personal identity inevitably leads to questions – the most common of which is what enables the perpetuation of the self. Who am I? Am I myself because of my past, my present, or what I hope for in my future? Or does my identity emerge from my personal relationships with others, or through my personal environment and belongings? If I wake up at a different time, in a different place, could I wake up a different person? Through photographs, prints, and text, I examine identity, the relationships and bonds between people, individual experience within physical space, the modern roles of women, and the ideals of physical beauty. A common strand throughout all my work is the presence of narrative and nostalgia. I examine identity because it is something I continuously question.
Zuzanna Audette is an award winning artist and educator. She was born in Warsaw, Poland and grew up in Boulder, Colorado after moving to the United States in 1981. In 1998 she moved to Brooklyn, NY to attend Pratt Institute of Art where she received a BFA in Photography. Wanting to return to the inspiring landscape of the West, Zuzanna relocated to Salt Lake City in August of 2005. She completed a MFA in Photography from the University of Utah in 2007. Zuzanna is currently a full-time Associate Instructor at the University of Utah and regularly exhibits her personal work nationally and internationally. She has had solo gallery exhibitions in New York City and Salt Lake City. In her commercial work Zuzanna specializes in conceptual fashion, beauty, and portraiture for both editorial and advertising.
Hour: 9 AM
Title: The Very Hairs of Your Head are All Numbered
Process: Cross Processed C-Print