Monika Sosnowski is a photographer of places, things and people. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she grew up in Poland and the United States. The duality of this experience has strongly influenced her artistic sensibility. Her work is about moments that reveal a fragmented narrative. She looks for traces – presence in absence and absence in presence; the in-between.
Her themes address what is fleeting, the fickleness of memory and patterns of chance. A recurring sense of dislocation emerges while possibilities of fate, unlikely connections and everyday vagaries echo throughout.
Monika Sosnowski has been a Visiting Artist at Bennington College in Bennington, VT and at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.
Her work has been exhibited at, among others, Smack Mellon Gallery and 111 Front Street Galleries, both in Brooklyn, NY; The Arts Center Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY; Ferrin Gallery and Storefront Artist Project, both in Pittsfield, MA; Gallery 51 in North Adams, MA; and Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Stockbridge, MA.
Monika Sosnowski received an MFA in Photography from Hunter College in New York City. She teaches photography at IS183 – Art School of the Berkshires and is a Teaching Assistant at the International Center of Photography in NYC. She is married to the artist Peter Dudek. They have a wonder dog named Ruby.
“A gray, gray day in a forest. Suddenly, between the trees – a bird as golden as a jewel. It fluttered its wings and flew away.” ~ Anna Kamieńska, extract from The Notebook, 1975