Artist Talk 6:00pm
John Carlano has been an independent working photographer in Philadelphia since 1978. His clients range from corporations to individual artists, and magazines, with lots in between. John presently has his studio in Philadelphia at The Crane Arts Building, which allows for relationships within a vibrant Arts community. John’s personal work has continued to evolve over the decades, considering himself a project based image maker, projects come and go with varying time duration from weeks, to years, to continually evolving. Primarily, in part, because of his professional practice his fine art work tends to be non traditional and/or experimental. John has taught photography at the various incarnations of what is now The University of the Arts since 1980. His work has been shown nationally and internationally since 1978.
Most recent exhibitions include: Fall 2015, Fall Out, SugerCube, Philadelphia, PA. 2014, Philadelphia Photographers 1975-1985, Santa Bannon Fine Arts, Bethlehem, PA. 2012, In the Light, Group M, Philadelphia, PA. Women and Men, 2000+2010, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 2010, Blue Prints, Group M Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Julianna Foster is currently (2015-2016) a visiting assistant professor in the Photography program at the University of the Arts. She received a BFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2001) and an MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking from the University of the Arts (2006). Foster was an artist member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia from 2006 to 2013, where she has had four solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in New Orleans, London and New York City. In addition to her individual ventures, over the years she has collaborated with various artists on projects that include creating artist multiples, artist books and series of photographs and videos.
Solo exhibitions in Philadelphia include: Philadelphia Art Alliance, Painted Bride Art Center, Fleisher Art Memorial (2013 Wind Challenge recipient), and Gravy Studio and Gallery. Selected group exhibitions: Pennsylvania College of Art and Design/Lancaster, Pa.; Front Gallery/New Orleans; Newspace Center for Photography/Portland, Ore.; Power Plant Gallery/ Durham, N.C.; Abington Art Center/Abington, Pa.; and Grizzly Grizzly/Philadelphia. Other projects include work in Conveyor Magazine (Dark Matter Issue December 2012), Proof Magazine (Kirkwood Photo Essay and article Spring 2013), and essay and artist feature in Cleaver Magazine (Winter 2014). Foster was a 2014 artist in residence at the Philadelphia Photo Art Center and was selected as a 2015/2016 finalist at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. She has also participated in international group exhibitions in England, Romania, Spain and most recently Korea and Bulgaria, and has work featured in private collections across the country.