Black and white inkjet print of a tree whose hollow is pierced by a twig

Celeste Fichter, Hollowed (2022). Mixed media. 12 x 9 in.

Celeste Fichter holds an MFA in Photography & Related Media from the School of the Visual Arts in NYC. She has had solo exhibitions at 57W57 Arts (NYC), Point of Contact Gallery at Syracuse University, Go North Gallery (Beacon, NY), PH Gallery (NYC), and the Boyden Gallery at St Mary’s College, MD. Group exhibitions include the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice.

Visitors to the studio will see work made during the pandemic when feeling confined I found myself traveling the world virtually via live webcams of places I’ve never been. Thanks to Google Earth I gained access to remote uninhabited islands in the South Pacific, climbed mountains in Russia, and glided along the Newfoundland coast. Visiting resource sites, I gathered images of all manner of natural phenomena that became fodder for my new work. The juxtaposition of images of these locations with quotidian objects is the groundwork for this visual exploration and virtual flying.