Location:MA, United States
Gallery Representation:555 Gallery South Boston, MA
Schools Attended:New England School of PhotographyThe school at International Center of PhotographyTechnical University Braunschweig, Germany
Photo Associations & Memberships:Cambridge Art Association MA
Photographer Astrid Reischwitz’ latest portfolios have transitioned to a personal and more conceptual perspective. In The Bedroom Project she creates intimate portraits, bringing personal spaces into public view. In The Gift of Regret she turns the camera inward in an exploration of her own history and values. An earlier portfolio, Street Art, reflected outward towards street art murals and the diversity of urban life.
Solo exhibitions of Street Art include: the Griffin Museum of Photography, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (NEO), Firehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport, Munroe Center for the Arts Lexington, and Boston Public Library. The Bedroom Project was featured at Cambridge Art Association (CAA). Expectations, an earlier black and white series focusing on the shapes of pregnant women, was exhibited at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord MA.
Reischwitz’s photographs have appeared in juried group exhibitions at the Danforth Museum of Art, Off the Wall and New England Photography Biennial; CAA National Prize Show, Red, and Platinum (Best in Show); Photo Place Gallery VT; Gallery Seven, Maynard MA; Bedford Free Public Library; Brush Gallery Lowell; Concord Art Association (Prize for Best Photography), Frances N. Roddy Open Competition (Third Prize); and DeCordova Museum School Gallery. She received a Silver Medal Award in the San Francisco International Photography Exhibition.
Her photographs have been published in the Boston Globe, the Lexington Minuteman, the Newburyport Current, the Bedford Minuteman, Armenian Weekly, and other publications. Her work was also published online on LensCulture and appeared on Lenscratch and 3200K online blog, as well as Cambridge Art Association blog and Echoes of Pop in the New Millennia blogspot.
A graduate of the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, with a PhD in chemistry, Reischwitz began her study of photography at the ICP in New York after moving to the United States.