Artist Statement:

My work explores the liminal spaces where time, memory, and recognition slow down and allow for contemplative communication. In photographing what is familiar, people and spaces I know best, I seek to find more intimacy with the world I inhabit. I am drawn to sensual non-specific imagery, where light often becomes the subject, and daily observations of shifting shadows create a mood and connection with the intangible. I photograph spaces that allow for vulnerability—beds and bedrooms that reference ideas of sleep and dreaming; and I photograph nudes that allow for a pure connection to the unguarded self. As a photographer, I am not looking for what is in front of me, I am seeking to understand and communicate the unseen.


Bio:

Gina Cholick is a Los Angeles based fine art photographer. Her work is driven by light and explores themes of desire, isolation and longing. She combines self-portraits and landscapes to evoke a sense of mystery.

Gina’s fascination with photography began when taking a summer class as a child in South Dakota. She was instantly hooked by the magic of the darkroom and the sense of adventure and connection to nature she found through her camera. She received a BA at Montana State University School of Film and Photography. She then began her career working as a lighting tech and producer in Seattle. Currently she lives in Los Angeles and works as a fine art and commercial photographer.


Online Features: 

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography: http://detroitccp.org/ND-GINA-CHOLICK

Lenscratch: lenscratch.com/2015/10/gina-cholick-inquietude/

Los Angeles Center of Photography: lacphoto.org/gina-cholick-featured-lacp-member-april-2016/


CV

Group Exhibit List
2017 California Rising Fabrik Projects Gallery, Culver City, CA
2017 Center Forward Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft Collins, CO, Curator: Hamidah Glasgow
2017 Photography Re-Imagined V: Visual Storytelling Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, Curator: Cig Harvey
2017 The Face Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT Curator: Catherine Just
2017 Los Angeles Center of Photography Members Exhibition, DNJ Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Curator: Paula Tognarelli
2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial, San Diego Art Institue, San Diego, CA Curator: Ginger Shulick Porcella
2016 Dreams Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft Collins, CO, Curator: Jennifer DeCarlo
2016 Photo Noir, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT Curator: Aline Smithson
2016 Photo LA (Los Angeles Center of Photography booth), Los Angeles, CA
2015 In This Frame, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Los Angeles Center of Photography first members Show Los Angeles, CA Juror: Paul Kopeikin
2014 New Bed, (collaboration with Nicole Shaffer) Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013 Emerging Focus, PhotoLA, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Desire, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 LA Street Shooting, Julia Dean Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Women in Photography First Nature, Broadway Art Space, Santa Monica, CA

Online Features
2017 Mirror Mirror, Black Box Gallery, Curator: Amy Arbus
2016 Inquietude Featured on New Directions Gallery, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
2016 Secrets & Mysteries, (honorable mention) LA Photo Curator online exhibition, Curator: Susan Swinhart
2015 Project Inquietude Featured on Lenscratch, online exhibition Curator: Aline Smithson

Awards
2017 Honorable Mention The Face Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT, Curator: Catherine Just
2016 Honorable Mention Dreams exhibition Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft Collins, CO
2013 PhotoLA Emerging Focus Grand Prize Winner / Emerging Focus 2013 top ten portfolio reviews Los Angeles, CA

Artist Lectures
2013 Open Show, Icon, Los Angeles, CA

Education
Montana State University / BA, Photography graduated with high-honors

Affiliations
APA Los Angeles Chapter
Member Los Angeles Center of Photography