Location:MA, United States
Gallery Representation:555 Gallery South Boston, MA
Schools Attended:Technical University Braunschweig, GermanyNew England School of PhotographyThe school at International Center of Photography
Photo Associations & Memberships:Cambridge Art Association MA
Photographer Astrid Reischwitz’ latest portfolios have transitioned to a personal and more conceptual perspective. Stories from the Kitchen Table explores her heritage and the meaning of home. 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 Danforth Art Museum and 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, Blue (Best in Show), and Platinum (Best in Show); Photo Place Gallery VT (Jurors’ Choice Award); 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); Houston Center for Photography; Massachusetts Convention Center with Photographic Resource Center Boston; and DeCordova Museum School Gallery. She received a Silver Medal Award in the San Francisco International Photography Exhibition and was selected as one of Top 100 for Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. She is also a Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist.
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 soon after moving to the United States.