Walks continues Suzette Bross’ ongoing series in photography that utilize her body in motion to reflect on and reconstitute the everyday. The artist deconstructs the chronology of movement, building on her interest in the quotidian and the ephemeral. Her study of liminal spaces has evolved in Walks to a gridded pixilation that both documents and mimics the hypnotic rhythm of ambulatory motion. Bross’ practice situates her in the company of an impressive range of artists – working in land art, conceptual art, street photography, and performance since the late 1960s – who have used walking as a means to create their work. Artists including Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Sophie Calle, Marina Abramovic and many more have incorporated the act of wandering from epic journeys to intimate examination of their own immediate environments.
Walks, Suzette Bross
“Rather than isolating, simplifying, and controlling specific aspects of space in the singular pictures, the multiple, time based images in “Walks” transcend static description and use imprecision to animate the constant perceptual fluctuations that mark movement.”
– Allison Grant, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Suzette Bross is a lens-based artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois.
She has recently exhibited her work at the Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago; The Art Center Highland Park, Highland Park; Berlin Foto Biennale 2016, Berlin; Newport Art Museum, Newport; Geary, New York. Bross received an MFA from the Institute of Design at IIT, and has taught at Columbia College, Chicago, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and the Northwestern University Medical School. Bross’s work can be found in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The New Britain Museum of American Art, and The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Suzette Bross lives and works in Chicago, IL.