I was born in 1986 and have lived in Washington state for as long as I can remember.
My practice is a constant exploration of the photographic image and its ability to evoke memory, emotion and association. I am intrigued by how malleable photos can be so I seek to harness that as I manipulate, crop and juxtapose found photos, mostly from magazines advertisements and editorials, and use that material to investigate the relationship between subject and surrounding, specifically the way our human emotions become entwined with our physical environment.
In my work I strive to encourage empathy, to evoke the feeling of being in the right place at the right time, to recall the déjà vu of a dream and to bring about a new way of seeing.
I earned a BFA in Photography from the University of Washington and currently make my work and home in Seattle. My work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the Northwest, including at Glass Box, Two Shelves, SOIL, Photo Center Northwest, the Alice, the Hedreen, Frye Art Museum, Lawrimore Project and has also been exhibited in Vancouver, British Columbia; Melbourne, Australia; London, England; Athens, Greece, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.
serrah (at) serrahrussell.com
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