Tamsen Wojtanowski is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Artist-Run, The Satellite Show, Miami, FL; COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN; Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA, Lux/Eros Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; The Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR; and 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL. She was added to Fotofilmic’s 2016 Spring Shorlist, and in 2015, was a top ten finalist in The Print Center’s 89th International Juried Competition. She is the recipient of a Fleisher Wind Challenge Award, with an upcoming solo exhibition in the spring of 2018. Wojtanowski is a founding member of the artist-run exhibition space NAPOLEON, in Philadelphia, PA, started in 2011. She received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where she is currently an instructor. She also teaches photography at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA.
Her preferred mediums are photography, alternative photographic processes, and mixed media. In her personal research she is interested in the accessibility and malleability of the photographic medium. In her studio she works with a number of different materials and processes to create autobiographical images with an interest in our natural human disposition of storytelling. She believes in art and its ability to open an individual's world up to new experiences and conclusions.
Her inspirations include found objects, lucid dreams, literature, and giant squids.