The exhibition “Collective Experiences” investigates the inspirations of artists who question notions of place, memory, identity, and consequence. These artists merge the personal and political as they look at their past, present and future. The artists selected vary in their technical approaches and subject matter. Photographic methods exhibited include alternative process, re/constructed imagery, analogue and digital process.
This exhibition curated by Patricia Lois Nuss, which will be featured within the 2017 Chiang Mai Photography Festival, is a collaboration of international ties and features the works of contemporary fine art photographers working professionally within the United States.
About Patricia Lois Nuss
Patricia Lois Nuss recently completed a semester serving as a Guest Lecturer on the topic of Alternative Photographic Processes at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. Following this term she was invited to return as a Curator for the 2017 Chiang Mai Photography Festival. Nuss teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, FL where she teaches Advanced Digital Photography, Digital Fine Art, and Advanced Editorial, History of Photography, Beginning through Advanced Digital Photography and Darkroom Photography courses. Nuss will be teaching a Chiang Mai University again in Spring 2017, and then completing an Artist Residency in Bangkok at the March Photography Studio.
Nuss contributes as the Program Development Manager for the social enterprise Lensational, a program that brings digital cameras and photographic training to marginalized women internationally. She established and continues to work on the Thailand Lensational Program with Karen tribe women. Within the U.S., Nuss consistently contributes to the Society for Photographic Education as a caucus exhibition coordinator, panel organizer, and conference peer reviewer.
Her work has been exhibited nationally, including the Corcoran College of Art and Design, PhotoNOLA finale exhibition, Select Art Fair during Art Basel Miami, Maryland Institute College of Art and Design, the New Orleans Photo Alliance, the Florida State College Museum of Fine Art, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, among others.
Patricia Lois Nuss received her BFA in Photography in 2008 and her MFA in Emerging Media in 2011, both from the University of Central Florida. Her own artwork is focused on the comparative territories of human emotion, concentrated on the communities and relationships women create cross-culturally and the roles those relationships play in improving individual well-being and gender equality internationally.