ABOUT THE ARTIST:
DM Whitman is a visual artist, explorer, and teacher working in photographic media. She maintains an intense studio practice with work deeply rooted in ideas of ephemerality, biology, and synergy. She holds an MFA in Photography from Maine Media College and a BS in Environmental Science from Kutztown University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Unity College and serves as faculty at Maine Media Workshops + College, Rockport, ME. GALLERY 1/1 has shown her ephemeral disappearing print series, MELT-- unfixed salt prints showing satellite imagery of the world's historic snowiest peaks and her series of slug drawn galaxies titled, Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena.
DM Witman is an is an award-winning artist-educator exhibiting nationally and internationally. Deanna has received grants from both The John Anson Kittredge Fund and The Kindling Fund (a re-grantor for The Warhol Foundation). For the past ten years, she has been making photographs without a lens. She didn’t choose this way of working, rather, it has evolved project by project to the sum of a lensless practice. It began with pinholes, and moved next to experiments with slugs and silver gelatin paper, and now in her most recent undertaking, on to salted-paper photographs. Each project has found her independently of the other. Her themes of working revolve around ephemerality, biology, and metaphor- all consequences of dual interest in art and science.
Her work was recently exhibited in a solo exhibition at Revela-T 2016 in Barcelona and she received an artist residency in Ireland as part of PhotoIreland 2016. Deanna serves as faculty at Maine Media Workshops + College and is an Assistant Professor at Unity College where she is Managing Editor of Hawk & Handsaw, Unity College’s literary and visual arts journal.