IIona Szwarc is an artist who works in photography, sculpture, and performance. She received an MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She explores themes of identity, transformation, and the dopplegänger - an inquiry rooted in her immigrant experience. Recent solo exhibitions include Diane Rosenstein Gallery (2021), Make Room (2019) and AALA Gallery (2018) in Los Angeles; and Fort Institute of Photography Foundation, Warsaw (2017). Recently, her work was included in group shows at Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York City; and Nicodim Gallery, Regen Projects, and Shulamit Nazarian Gallery in Los Angeles. Her photographs have been featured in numerous publications worldwide. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she now lives and works in Los Angeles.
"I am a woman and I feast on memory"
Set of three artist books. Limited edition of 500.
8.25 × 10.75 inches. 32 pages each. Perfect-bound.Printed on HP Indigo digital press. Designed by Michela Povoleri
2015 Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography, Yale University
2014 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation
2014 Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, Yale University
2014 PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
2013 World Press Photo, Third Prize: Observed Portraits
SELECTED EDITORIAL CLIENTS
The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The New Yorker, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, New York Magazine, OUT Magazine, Leica S Magazine, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Marie Claire, Elle, The Telegraph Magazine, National Geographic, Surface, and Topic.com