25 Photographers to Watch in 2013

Mariah Robertson

Based in: Brooklyn

Mariah Robertson's painterly photography collages the figurative with the abstract in an elaborate process that involves oversaturating hues and exposing objects directly onto the paper; in larger presentations, such as her 2011 solo at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, the brightly colored finished product will assume an unconventional sculptural form and unravel from the ceiling, taking over the gallery space as it runs the course of the walls and floor. Even when framed and hanging in more traditional fashion on the gallery wall, however, her works retain a sense of this unbridled freedom. In 2012, Robertson (born 1975 in Indianapolis) presented a solo project at NADA New York with American Contemporary and a solo show at Grand Arts in Kansas City, MO. Her work was included in group shows at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin, Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, The Hort Family Collection, Jack Shainman Gallery and Lehman College Art Gallery in New York, and Acme and M+B in Los Angeles. She is also featured in New York Close Up, Art21's documentary film series devoted to New York-based artists in the first decade of their professional career.

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Above: Mariah Robertson, Solo Exhibition, Installation View, 2011, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

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