Adrienne Defendi

First Time Art Party Participant
Blue Beyond Triptych


Artist’s Website


Artist’s Statement

I began playing with a camera and image-making years ago with intense periods of formal photographic study along the way. From my graduate studies in Italian Literature to numerous teaching appointments in Italian and the Humanities, memory, myth, nostalgia, and mere beauty in the mundane have fascinated me and indeed continue to inform my photographic expression.


Following my intuition, I revel in the tensions between precision and chance, light and dark, the visible and invisible. For me, photography is essentially a process of revealing and questioning, and ultimately an expression of self.


For more than a decade, I’ve photographed with low-tech cameras and have enjoyed experimenting with alternative processes, integrating spontaneity and serendipity into my artistic process. Most recently with one of my first cameras, a medium format Rollei, I’ve been exploring the sculptural nature of objects and multiple perspectives in the series Compass.


I have been a member of the Bay Area Photographers Collective for over a decade, and I am fortunate to have shared and exhibited my work nationally and internationally, in galleries, online, and in various publications.


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.




About the Artist

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