Anna Leigh Clem is an artist working with photography and other mediums to explore and portray her unconscious ruminations. A recipient of the Robert Elder Scholarship in 2008 and an Honorable Mention in the 2015 FotoVisura Grant, Anna's work has been recognized, published and exhibited on numerous occasions.

As a child, Anna's imagination was inspired by the small magical garden behind her home within the urban enclave of Hoboken, New Jersey. Some years later, Anna attended high school in New Paltz, New York where she discovered photography and the greater natural world. In 2012, she graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in photography. Since then, Anna has returned to the Hudson Valley as a working artist.




CONTACT
aapertura@gmail.com


EDUCATION

Visura GUILD two-year mentorship program

Rochester Institute of Technology

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Professional Photographic Illustration

Focus: Fine Art Photography


AWARDS

Photographers' Fellowship Fund, The Center for Photography at Woodstock

Honorable Mention for project To be oneself completely, 2015

Juror: Vince Aletti


FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project

Honorable Mention for project It will become something, 2015

Jurors: Elizabeth Griffin, Grey Hutton, Judy Walgren, Lindsay Blatt, MaryAnne Golon, Sebastian Liste, and Simon Barnett


Robert Elder Scholarship, RIT

Four-year scholarship awarded to one freshman photography student, 2008 - 2012


PUBLICATIONS

  • “Outside of a photograph's borders”, World Photography Organisation; online interview, May 10, 2017
  • “shapeshifter”, self-published photography book, 2016
  • “grounded”, self-published photography zine, 2015
  • “Kosmosis Volume I: Retrograde”, Brooklyn-based magazine; cover photograph, 2014
  • “City Streets / Country Roads”, PhotoPlace Gallery exhibition catalog; photograph (p. 32), 2013
  • “Self Portrait”, PhotoPlace Gallery exhibition catalog; photograph (p. 56), 2013
  • “DUO”, student-run magazine; photographs and poetry (p. 35), 2011
  • RIT Signatures Magazine 2011-2012, Literary and Art Magazine; poem (p. 59), 2011
  • RIT Reporter Magazine, RIT student-run magazine; cover photograph, 2010
  • “Best of College Photography 2010”, Photographer's Forum; photograph (p. 142), 2010
  • “JPG Featured Member", JPG Magazine; online interview, February 2008
  • Diana F+ book, Lomographic Society International; photograph (p. 140), 2008
  • New Paltz Times; interview, October 4, 2007
  • New Paltz Times; review of Whitecliff Vineyard exhibit, May 3, 2007

EXHIBITIONS

“Analog v. Digital” group exhibit

Foley Gallery; New York, NY August 16-26 2017



“Radius 50” group exhibit, juror: David A. Ross

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum; Woodstock, NY August 5-27 2017


“Month of Photography Los Angeles Photo Book Exhibit” group exhibit

Venice Arts; Venice, CA January 7-29 2017


“Common Sense(s)” at Photo-Bookworks Symposium

Visual Studies Workshop; Rochester, NY June 23-25 2016, exhibit up May-July 2016


“Zine and Self-Published Book Fair”group exhibit, curator: Anouk Kruithof


Camera Club of New York; New York, NY June 10-12 2016


“Welcome: Page by Page” photobook show, curator: Hannah Frieser, and “Common Sense(s)” zine show, curators: Juan Madrid and Carlos Loret de Mola

Center for Photography at Woodstock; Woodstock, NY February-April 2016


“PHOTOBOOK 2015” group exhibit – “grounded” chosen as 1 of 4 best of show, jurors: Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli

Davis Orton Gallery; Hudson, NY November-December 2015

Griffin Museum of Photography; Winchester, MA January-March 2016


“PHOTOcentric 2015” group exhibit, juror: Julie Saul

Garrison Art Center; Garrison, NY December-January 2016


“ESPY 2015” group exhibit – on-screen segment, jurors: Helen Sear and Peter Finnemore

elysiumgallery; Swansea, Wales November-December 2015


“2015 FotoVisura Grant Exhibition at GuatePhoto”group exhibit

Santo Domingo del Cerro; Antigua, Guatemala November 2015


“Paper White” group exhibit, curator: Lori Van Houten

PS 209; Stone Ridge, NY December-January 2015


“Zine! Zine!” group exhibit, curator: Heige Kim

Roos Arts; Rosendale, NY December 2014


“NET 11: The Poetic Narrative” group exhibit online, curators:
Ashley Kauschinger of Light Leaked and Ethan Fogus

Oranbeg Press; Brooklyn, NY November 2014


“Thesaurus” group projection show, curator: John O’Toole of Oranbeg Press

Dossier Outpost; New York, NY August 2014


“NET 04: I fear for my safety” group projection and print show, curators:
Nathaniel Grann and Jordan Swartz of Empty Stretch

Furthermore; Washington, DC April 2014


“NET 03: The Chimera” group exhibit online, curator: Juan Madrid

Oranbeg Press; Brooklyn, NY February 2014


“Winter Salon” group exhibit, curator: Lori Van Houten

PS 209; Stone Ridge, NY December-January 2014


“Light Me Up” group exhibit, curator: Heige Kim

Roos Arts; Rosendale, NY December 2013


“The Art of Photography Show 2013” group exhibit, juror: Julia Dolan

San Diego Art Institute; San Diego, CA October-November 2013


“Slideluck Woodstock II” group projection show, jurors:
Ariel Shanberg, Carrie Haddad, Stephanie Heimann and Sabine Meyer

The Center for Photography at Woodstock; Woodstock, NY August 2013


“City Streets / Country Roads” group exhibit, juror:
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

PhotoPlace Gallery; Middlebury, VT July-August 2013


“Secret Garden” solo exhibit, curator: Lori Van Houten

PS 209; Stone Ridge, NY May-June 2013


“Self Portrait” group exhibit online annex, juror: Caleb Cole

PhotoPlace Gallery; Middlebury, VT May-June 2013


“I know you through pictures, vol. II” Fine Art Photography senior class exhibit

Gallery R; Rochester, NY June-July 2012


“The Nostalgia Project” Multimedia performance and music video

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Imagine RIT; Rochester, NY April-May 2012


“I know you through pictures.” Fine Art Photography senior class exhibit

RIT; Rochester, NY March 2012


Solo exhibit

Whitecliff Vineyard; Gardiner, NY May-June 2007



COLLECTIONS

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

Indie Photobook Library

Franklin Furnace Artists' Book Collection, Pratt Institute


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