Tamsen Wojtanowski is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. In her studio practice she explores the materiality of the photographic medium. Interested in where the medium of photography might overlap with painting, printmaking and installation, the resulting work oscillates between the abstract and the representational.
Tamsen’s work has been shown nationally in exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Portland. Her work was chosen for Fotofilmic’s 2018 Traveling Exhibition, juried by Roger Ballen, Larry Fink, and Raymond Meeks. Tamsen is the Silver Eye Center for Photography's Fellowship 18, Keystone Award Winner, juried by Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art. She is the recipient of a Fleisher Wind Challenge Award, now in it's 40th year. She was added to this year’s Lucie Foundation, Lucie Scholarship Program’s Photo Made Shortlist. Her work has been featured at AINT BAD, SELFISH, DUM DUM and in Diffusion Magazine. Tamsen is a founding member of the artist-run exhibition space NAPOLEON, started in 2011. She is an instructor in photography at the Tyler School of Art/Temple University and at Arcadia University.
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.