Anna Rotty lives in Oakland, CA. She has been part of the San Francisco Artists Studios since 2017 after a month-long residency with One Plus One Plus Two Collective. Anna has recently exhibited with Incline Gallery, SF Camerawork, PhotoPlace Gallery, UMass Amherst and PhotoAlliance. Projects have been featured with Six Feet Photography and Juxtapoz, and her alternative-process photography was recently recognized by the Rfotofolio Denis Roussel Award. Community and collaboration is an important part of Anna’s practice. She recently participated in a collaborative call and response project with Borderline Collective and the Museo Eduardo Carrillo and spent this fall working for the San Francisco Department of Elections working with and photographing poll workers.
As life slowed down, and I, like many others, retreated into a narrowed physical space where I’ve found opportunities to reflect in ways that were previously buried. I create alternative landscapes to enter and escape into within the familiarity of my home. Using light and reflective materials, I hope to express the drastic shift in emotions each day holds, and conjure alternative realities for the future. I respond to events happening in my broader environment, considering our human relationship with the landscape and the power and resilience of nature. As the fires blazed in California this summer and the sky turned bright red, we’ve seen the results of climate change manifesting around us. I hope to push and pull the viewer in and out of potential future worlds. I’m always searching for the sublime, something between reality and wonder.
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