At first glance, Deana Lawson’s images have a seemingly straightforward quality that dissolves into a complex set of questions about representation of the self, the construction of notions of beauty, and the nature of photographing – questions that will never have clear and finite answers, no matter how hard and long we look.
Lawson has received numerous awards, such as fellowships with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Aaron Siskind Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at venues like the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, GA, and Collette Blanchard Gallery in New York City. Lawson was a Light Work Artist-in-Residence in 2008. For more information, visit www.deanalawson.com.