Joshua Zucker-Pluda

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Untitled (The Sea of Trees) 2009 - 26"x40"
Untitled (The Sea of Trees) 2009 - 26"x40"
Untitled 2009 - 26"x40"
Untitled 2009 - 26"x40"
Untitled 2009 - 26"x40"
Joshua
Zucker-Pluda
Artist's Statement

My work seeks to define absence. By studying the presence left behind in certain spaces, I am trying to embody loss, to capture the notion that something can only be truly felt when it is gone.
I am interested in the idea of memory as phantom: an ineffable presence that haunts us. Using landscape portraiture, I explore worlds that exist in the in-between, on thresholds and borders. Through these “non-places” I study the relationship between photography and sleep, time, memory, dreams and death. In these displaced landscapes, the intangible is given form and the ethereal made visible.

Bio/Resume

EDUCATION

2009 SIM Association of Icelandic Visual Artists Residency

2002 TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film Production

1999 SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

GRANTS / AWARDS

2010 New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) Opportunity Grant

2009 New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) Media Art Grant - Experimental Film

2009 Grand Prize – Top Photographer - Fall 2009 Emerging Photographers Group Show.
3rd Ward, New York

2008 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Sponsorship Artists Program

2003 Maryland State Film Festival
Official Selection - Short Film

Chicago International Film Festival
Certificate of Merit – Experimental Short Film