Holly Smith Pedlosky earned her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with Generative Systems artist Sonia Landy Sheridan, who is a pioneer of making art which crosses the boundaries of image, literature, science, and philosophy. Previously Pedlosky had received an M.A. in Urban Planning at the University of Colorado, and a B.A. in Fine Arts from Radcliffe College, Harvard University.
Pedlosky is on the Faculties of: the International Center of Photography, New York City and The Radcliffe Seminars, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, where she teaches courses on the history andfundamentals of photography. She started Photography Atelier, a workshop for emerging photographic artists, at Radcliffe Seminars in 1997. This year she and photographic artist Karen Davis led the Radcliffe Atelier class in creating this Website of student and faculty work.
Pedlosky has exhibited her work at galleries and museums in Boston, Chicago, Venice, Italy, and on Cape Cod where she lives. In 1994-95 she won a Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation Fellowship to spend a year in Venice, Italy, where for 17 years she has been photographing laundry on islands in the Venetian Lagoon and the casalinghe, (traditional Italian housewives), who hang it. Works-in-progress: she is investigating the visual language which connects women and draped fabric in Venetian culture and art, and she is researching and writing about 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and the sources of and symbolisms embedded in her imagery.
Pedlosky will be teaching a photography workshop from May 31-June 12, 2001 in Venice, Italy for the International Center of Photography, and one on Lake Como from August 10-21, 2001 with photographer Abelardo Morell for the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.
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