Biography (b.1969)

Français:

Vivant désormais en France, AnnMarie Tornabene est une photographe New-Yorkaises qui a passé presque deux décennies à explorer l’art de l’autoportrait. Ses travaux traitent des différents aspects de sa vie personnelle – s’articulant autour d’une imagerie narrative, parfois fantastique ou romantique qui réfère aux psychologies contemporaines.

Que ce soit depuis les confins de son studio ou dans des espaces isolés, AnnMarie joue constamment avec l’objectif dans des tableaux vivants qu’elle aime mettre en scène. Pour l’aider dans son expression, elle a évolué des techniques de photographie traditionnelles vers l’imagerie numérique.

AnnMarie est diplômée de l’Université de Long Island à New York, BFA de Photographie, magna cum laude. Elle a remporté plusieurs récompenses et a exposé son travail à l’échelle internationale. Ses photographies ont été commentés dans le New York Times, Newsday et d’autres journaux locaux et publiés en ligne dans des magazines et blogs d’arts. Elle est intervenue lors de conférences universitaires et dans des clubs d’artistes. Ses images ont inspiré essais et poèmes et ont fait partie de plusieurs collections internationales aux USA, Canada, Grande Bretagne, Hongrie, et au Japon.

English:

AnnMarie is a New York – born photographer who has spent almost two decades exploring self-portraiture. Her images deal with aspects of and issues in her personal life - turning toward narrative, sometimes fairy-tale and romantic imagery that hint at contemporary ideologies.

Always performing for the camera, AnnMarie sets up dramas either within the confines of her studio or in isolated outside locations that make up the backgrounds of her stories. Technically speaking she has moved from traditional photographic materials to modern technology to aid in her exploration, including digital tools and software.

AnnMarie graduated from Long Island University in New York with a BFA in Photography, magna cum laude. She has won several awards and exhibits internationally. She has been reviewed in The New York Times, Newsday, and other local newspapers and has been published in fine art magazines and other printed media. Virtually, her photographs have been featured on art blogs and online fine art magazines. She has spoken at universities and artists’ groups and her images have invoked essays and prose. Her work is included in several personal and institutional collections in the US, Canada, UK, Hungary and Japan and most recently, she has moved from the U.S to France.

Please click here for her curriculum vitae.

All photographs copyrighted © AnnMarie Tornabene. All rights reserved. No image may be used without written permission by the artist.