Photographer, maker of books, creator of three-dimensional experiments in paper — Sally Canzoneri is an artist working in many directions.
Until late 2013, I was primarily a teaching artist. Since then, I have concentrated on producing and exhibiting work. I still do a bit of teaching, but my focus has changed. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, I regularly showed work in juried shows at a number of galleries in the DC area and Vermont. I’ve also had three solo shows. I have made sculptural artist books until 2013, when I found a pictorial style for photos that suits me very well. I use a digital camera to capture images, then a computer and printer to turn them into pictures on paper. I am not a digital artist who creates images on a computer. I shoot as a photographer and hold myself to a documentary standard regarding content. People often assume my pictures are not photographs because they don’t look like photographs; but I do not create imaginary scenes. Most of the work that I have shown since 2013 has been flat photographs, but I have continued to be interested in using my images in paper art. Last year, I attended a week-long workshop making sculptural books. In recent exhibits, I’ve shown lenticular pictures and sculptural artist books. I’d describe myself as a visual artist because I take photographs, make images on paper, and create art with paper. Much of my work is about making a record: of my city, of my world, and of what interests me. But I want it to resonate with and have meaning for other people as well.
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