Yola Monakhov-Stockton

Born 1974
Hometown Moscow, Russia
Lives and Works New York, NY
MFA Photography, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2007
MA Italian Literature, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1998

Yola Monakhov-Stockton Gallery Art

Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY

Exploring the dialogue between analog and digital photography, Yola Monakhov-Stockton intends for her work to address the relationship between a photographer's mastery and the lives of its subjects. Concerned with human connection with the environment, Monakhov-Stockton analyzes both the physical and symbolic when employing her camera as a method of engaging with the world. Like poetry, photography possesses a lyrical beauty transcending narrative to convey mood and memory in representing its subject.

Dedicating energy to her interest in world literature, politics, and culture, Monakhov builds a framework for inspiration. She prioritizes productivity as an approach to success and has experimented with the ways in which the medium differs from other forms of art as a documentary genre. Interested in the implications of images, Monakhov uses photography to build associations, demonstrating her love for the entire process of photography from developing, researching, and teaching the material to the final throws of editing, ultimately altering the original meanings. A method of recording pre-established materials and relationships, photography functions on multiple levels as the very act of creating art is a form of articulation.

Monakhov-Stockton's one-person exhibitions include Photography After Dante and Once Out of Nature at the Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, and Lebende Bilder (I) at Old Dominion University's Gordon Art Galleries, Norfolk, VA. She has been a contributing photographer for The New Yorker magazine since 2006. Awards include a Meredith S. Moody fellowship from Yaddo and a fellowship from Greve in Chianti (FI) / Macina di San Cresci.
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