My photography-based work explores ideas of home and belonging, collectivity, and the responsibility to maintain or break tradition, rule, and ritual—especially to understand the power and motivations of a collective group. Each of my projects is sparked by a personal connection to a location or event, often part of my past or Ukrainian-American heritage. After quiet, lengthy observation, the visual results often yield a sense of fractured belonging and a tension between familiarity and strangeness.
Andrea Wenglowskyj was born in Rochester, NY and works and lives in Buffalo, NY after living and working in Brooklyn, NY for almost a decade. She has her Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has exhibited her work nationally, and was a 2011 Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine, where she researched the country's contemporary art scene. In 2012, she co-founded Kind Aesthetic, a creative agency, and DELVE, an education platform for artists and creatives.