The Distance of Light

Fabiola Menchelli is an artist from Mexico City. Her work investigates the limits of photography through the language of abstraction. Using light as the raw material, the work seeks to explore essential ideas about photography. Her creative process questions the materiality of the image in order to explore photography as a poetic space.

In 2013 Menchelli obtained a Master in Fine Art Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Mediated Art from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She has participated in national and international art exhibitions and juried shows including in México, US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. She had the honor to be invited to several artist residences including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Casa Wabi, Casa Nano, and Unlisted Projects in Austin, Texas. She’s been awarded several honors, including the FONCA Young Creators Grant, the Fulbright – García Robles Fellowship, the FONCA – CONACYT grant for studying abroad, and the MassArt Dean’s Award for Fulbright Scholars. In 2014 she was awarded the Acquisition Prize for the XVI National Biennale of Photography from the Centro de la Image in México. She is represented by PROXYCO Gallery in New York City. She currently lives and works between Portland and México City and is visiting assistant professor of art at Reed College.

Free and open to the public.

Image caption: Amparo, 2018 Archival inkjet print 20 x 24 inches. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 4:30pm

Eliot Hall, 314
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Lecture

Audience

Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff

Department
Art, Cooley Gallery
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