Color Studies is an ongoing project in which I explore the very basic ideals of photography: light and time. Much like the minimalist painters of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, as well as the theories of Johannes Itten, my intention with this work lies in reducing the medium to its simplest elements.
The struggle of photography as a naturally subjective medium—being based upon historical record and medical reference—often times causes me a great deal of frustration. By eliminating subject and creating works without using the camera, I question here what is a photograph. Furthermore, because of the darkroom process each piece is unique and unable to be duplicated, arguing against the perception that a photograph is readily made and effortlessly reproduced.
Stephanie Jane Halmos was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her artistic interests began in the field of film photography, and have since become interdisciplinary through her work in abstraction as well as performance and video.
After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art from Miami University, she moved to New York and began showing work while assisting commercial and fine artists. Her work has been exhibited around the country including Homesick at the Carnegie Museum of Art (Oxnard, CA), Hemispheres at the Lana Santorelli Gallery (New York, NY), The Magnificent Seven at the Wattis Institute of Art (San Francisco, CA) Strange Beauty at The Center for Fine Art Photography (Denver, CO) and most recently the publication and exhibition for The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography at the Chelsea Art Museum (New York, NY), among many others.
She is currently a Masters of Fine Art candidate at the California College of the Arts. She is based in San Francisco and New York. website