Bronze / 2010 / Advertising / Book Cover
ann ginsburgh hofkin
I look for visual metaphors in the landscape. My photographs of dramatic cloud formations, sinuous bodies of water, or sensuous trees and foliage articulate my appreciation for the mystery inherent in our world. I use black and white infrared film because it captures both the visible spectrum and the infrared light that lies outside what the human eye can see. This medium accentuates the contrast between light and shadow, enhancing our sense of the unknowable and the mysterious and underscoring the limitations of our perceptions.
Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin studied philosophy, mathematics, and music at Mount Holyoke College, earning a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. In 2001, she was selected to participate in a cultural exchange with artists in Israel. Ginsburgh Hofkin has had eight solo exhibitions of her photography in Israel, as well as one-person shows at other venues such as the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts; A.I.R. Gallery in New York City; Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y in New York City; Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia; Nina Bliese Gallery in Minneapolis; Quarter Gallery, Regis Center at the University of Minnesota, and the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. She was also named a finalist for the Adi Prize for Jewish Expression in Art and Design and was featured in its exhibition at the Israel Museum in 2005. In 2013, she had two one-person shows in Israel: one at the Jerusalem Center for the Performing Arts and the other at Bet Gabriel Cultural Center on the Sea of Galilee. In April, 2014, her work was featured and purchased as part of the Sacred Arts Festival at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Ginsburgh Hofkin is represented by A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, and by Collection WM, MN. Her photographs are part of numerous collections, including those of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, University of South Dakota, University of Colorado (Boulder), College of Saint Benedict (MN), St. Mary’s College (MN), Wynnchurch Capital (IL), Hennepin History Museum, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 3M, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Woodstock Center for Photography, Medtronic Corporation, University of St. Thomas, Arthur Andersen, Jerusalem Theater (Israel), Poriya Hospital (Israel), Massachusetts General Hospital, Adath Jeshurun Congregation (MN), Park Nicollet Women’s Center (MN), and Fidelity Investments.