From January through March 2017, I will be the guest blogger for Baxter St/CCNY. Read the first post featuring the work of Nona Faustine, Carrie Mae Weems, Renee Cox and Xaviera Simmons - all of whom create self portrait work set in landscape.
Now open, the shop at QianaMestrich.com! Right now you can buy one of the last remaining copies of Hard To Place (2016), my self-published photo book.
In the spirit of Martha Rosler's 2012 "Meta-Monumental Garage Sale" at MoMA, this weekend I will be hosting a garage/studio sale during Gowanus Open Studios. If you're in town, please stop by and have a drink with me, perhaps even buy some of my stuff (baby and women's clothes, photo equipment, photo books, prints, household items and more) this Saturday, October 15th and Sunday the 16th from 12 - 6pm @ TI Art Studios located at 183 Lorraine St., I'm in studio #93.
Here's a list of items that will be for sale:
- Baby and women's clothes sizes 10 - 16
- Random photo equipment, cameras
- Household items like the vase in the photo above
- Photo prints
- Industrial floor fan (with wheels)
- Kids and adult Halloween costumes
- Sleeping bags
- Photo books
- Bamboo stalks and more!
Hope to see you there :)
Images from my self-published book, Hard To Place, are featured on Lenscratch, the fine art photography daily - read the post here. This feature is part of a series of posts authored and organized by photographer Aaron Turner for his PhotogsOfColor project. For this post I wrote a first-person statement on the topic of being a photographer of color along with explaining the mission of my blog, Dodge & Burn.
Rhizome is an online cultural studies journal published by Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Issue 29's theme is Black Holes: Afro-Pessimism, blackness and the discourses of Modernity.
The Namesake Series (2013) was chosen to be featured among critical essays on blackness and modernity, edited by professor and photographer Dalton Anthony Jones.
Image: "Group 1" from the Namesake series, 2013.
Qiana Mestrich, Untitled #12 (Vanity Fair Qiana nylon jumpsuit), 2014
sepiaEYE gallery is pleased to announce Dress-Up, a group exhibition in which costume, performance, persona, and pose are explored through the lens of photographers Qiana Mestrich, Phyllis Galembo, and Charan Singh.
ON VIEW March 24 – April 30, 2016
RECEPTION with artists Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6–8pm
DRESS UP FRAGRANCE PARTY with Ulrich Lang New York: AIPAD, April 16, 5-7pm
PRESS CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org sepiaeye.com
sepiaEYE Gallery 547 West 27th Street, #608, New York, NY 10001
Self Portrait, 2012. © Qiana Mestrich
Please join me on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 7-9pm at the ICP School for the Women in Photography & Filmmaking panel featuring myself and other ICP alumni. This panel is part of the spring 2016 lineup of ICP's public programs.
Renowned photographer Maggie Steber will moderate a panel discussion with four women photographers and filmmakers, exploring the realities, issues, challenges, and advantages specific to their gender in a predominately male-dominated field.
- Laura Grace McClintock, Photographer, Editor
- Giulia Bianchi, Photographer
- Lyric Cabral, Filmmaker, Photojournalist
- Qiana Mestrich, Photographer, Writer
Cover of Hard To Place photobook, Copyright Qiana Mestrich
ON VIEW: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016 - TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 7-10 PMBooklyn Art Space
37 Greenpoint Avenue
4th Floor, Suite E4G
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Curated by Janna Dyk with an introductory essay by Paula Kupfer.
A selection of my top 5 photo-related things, published December 15, 2015 on the Newspace Center for Photography blog.
Published earlier this year, the 2nd edition ofHow We Do Both: Art and Motherhood is now available on Amazon for $24.99. Look out for an e-book version coming soon.
Contributing Artists: Marina Berio, Susan Bright, Katharina Bosse, Zoe Buckman, Elinor Carucci, DawN Crandell, Renee Cox, Moyra Davey, Lucy Gans, Joelle Jensen, Justine Kurland, Katerina Lanfranco, Joanne Leonard, Marcia Michael, Wangechi Mutu, Rachelle Mozman, Janaina Tschape, Penelope Umbrico, Eti Wade, Deborah Willis
Calling All #ArtistMoms, submit your stories on how you balance artmaking and motherhood via the #HWDB tumblr.