BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Sovjani is a visual artist recognized for blurring the boundaries between photography, printmaking and painting. Raised in a family of working studio artists, art making is in his blood. Andrew has drawn from his life experiences in the scientific world and living in Asia to create transcendent bodies of work that are often extremely peaceful.  His award winning photographs have been shown in exhibitions throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan and are held in many public and private collections. He has won awards of distinction at many of the top fine arts festivals in the nation and was a finalist for the Critical Mass book awards in 2008 and 2016.

Andrew's studio, Folding Light Studio, is housed in an old mill building in Easthampton, Massachusetts. 

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For inquiries, please contact one of my representing galleries, or get in touch with the studio directly


PROCESS


Editioned Prints

The technique used to create each print is a combination of traditional, alternative, and digital methods. Each image is captured on large format B&W film and then traditional, monochromatic silver-gelatin prints are made in the darkroom. Over several days the B&W print is altered by hand using bleaches, acids, toners, and various homemade concoctions. This reworking changes the silver in the paper and creates beautiful colors, mark making, and spontaneous effects. It also allows a freedom of interpretation and the ability to alter the straight image to reflect more of a deeper meditation on the subject. These raw work prints are then tweaked in the computer until the final visual image is realized and printed using archival pigment inks on 100% rag Baryta coated paper. 

 All photographs are printed by the artist as archival pigment prints (digital editions). Each print is archivally mounted and overmatted with a white four-ply, 100% cotton museum board. Framed pieces are also available in walnut or white moldings with museum glass.

Unique, One-of-a-kind Prints

For information about the process and materials used in the making of unique, chemically altered silver gelatin prints in the Fabrication of Space series, see the project page.


Recent Exhibitions

  • 2016 - Black and White, Photoplace Gallery, Burlington, VT
  • 2016 - Paper Folded, Cynthia Reeves Gallery, Walpole, NH

Recent Press

  • 2017 - Honorable Mention Award, 4 Bridges Arts Festival, Chattanooga, TN
  • 2017 - The Hand Magazine, Issue 15
  • 2016, 2008 - Critical Mass Top 50, Photolucida
Using Format