As someone who consumes a lot of amazing images, I feel spoiled. So much so that when certain work strikes me – it’s REALLY exciting and inspiring. This happened a lot at the Recontres d’Arles 2009 and particularly when I saw the work of Marina Berio as curated by Nan Goldin.
Drawing meets imagery in her photography inspired charcoal works on paper drawn from her own negatives. Berio grew up in New York city and Italy, and is currently a Faculty member at the International Center of Photography as well as an exhibiting artist. After earning a BA at Oberlin College she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Prato, Italy. A decision to return to New York to make art led to jobs assisting Nan Goldin and Jackie Winsor, among others. See more and learn more on her website.