Featured Artists

 "Pair(s)" september - december 2015

Born in the USA in 1958, she died in 1981.

Francesca Woodman’s body of work consists of several hundreds of black and white photographs taken mostly during her time as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and on study and family trips in Italy. The subject of these photographs is often the artist herself, posing naked in front of the camera. Inspired by Gothic fiction, Man Ray and Deborah Turbeville, Woodman’s photographs show her experimenting with composition and light to create intimate self-portraits, on the border between performance and photography. Woodman’s career as a photographer ended abruptly in 1981, when she committed suicide at the age of 22. Yet she is considered, today, as one of the most important and most original artists of her generation.