Sheree Hovsepian’s approach to photography is hands-on—evidence of her manipulations and handling appearing in most of the abstracted images. Immigrated to the United States from Iran in 1976, Hovsepian works largely with film-based cameras and prefers light-sensitive paper, the later of which constitutes the base of her photogram series. These sensual works are the results of a technique that entails exposing the paper to light as Hovsepian moves objects or her body over it; the end result is a sensual photographic record of what the artist understands to be a kind of corporeal performance.
Hovespian’s work has been exhibited all over the world, including at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Spertus Museum in Chicago, the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto.
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