"For me photography is about creating worlds, places to escape to, and places to be haunted by."

"For me photography is about creating worlds, places to escape to, and places to be haunted by."

Marianna Rothen
at Ingrid Duess Gallery
Fall 2015

 
 

Marianna Rothen was born in 1982 in Canada and lives in New York City. After becoming a model at age 15, Rothen spent several years traveling, working and documenting the experience though photographs. She now focuses her photography on female characters within the scope of a nostalgic dystopia. Combined with decrepit interiors, wilderness and seductive subjects, Rothen’s photographs emanate overtones of mystery and dissatisfaction that become part of a larger narrative.

Rothen uses natural or available light and mixes traditional photographic processes with digital media. Since 2007 her work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Paris, Sydney, Cologne and Istanbul. In 2012 Rothenʼs work was featured in The Last Seduction, a two-person show that appeared at the Hendershot Gallery in New York. During the same year, the artist also had a solo exhibition at Gallery Kaune, Posnik, Spohr in Cologne, Germany titled Gentle Creatures. In 2014 her first book, Snow and Rose & other tales was released with b.frank books and in 2015 Rothen was part of Pheromone Hotbox, an exhibition showcasing the work of 5 women photographers at Steven Kasher Gallery. Marianna Rothen is currently completing a series of short films, ʻFever To Her Plagueʼ.

At Ingrid Deuss Gallery, she will present her series E.k.t.i.n., from the making of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, a film directed by Gregory Perano.

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