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Ivette Spradlin

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts


Statement Rilke suggests that we live the question. Zen practice demonstrates the benefit of "the not knowing". In these photographs the faces of my subjects are unseen. They face the darkness and become mysterious. The mystery, the not knowing, the question that they contain are the grounds for vast potential.



Ivette Spradlin is a Cuban-American photographer, video artist, and educator.  She received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She focuses on photographing people and their environs, exploring how they adapt to and are transformed by their surroundings.  She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has taught photography and digital imaging at colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  In 2013, she was awarded a Flight School Fellowship, which provided her with the wonderful experience of a weekend workshop with Creative Capital.  She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.