Lisa Lindvay is a Chicago based photographer. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 and BA in Photography from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2005.
"I began making photographs of my father, two brothers and sister eight years ago when I moved away from my family for the first time to attend graduate school. My mother has always struggled with her mental health, and in 2006 she sunk into a deep depression causing our family to unravel. For almost three years my mother was a ghost of herself, often locked in her bedroom not to be bothered. Unable to care for herself and my young siblings, my father took guardianship of my brothers, who are not his biological children. This entropic time changed everything from our financial stability to our physical and mental health and understanding of ourselves. I felt an urgency to be at home. Making photographs was a reason for me to return; they were my way of understanding the complexities of our situation.
The day-to-day private struggles that my family has endured are not things that are easily put on public display, however my family allowed me to turn my camera on them and openly and honestly share their story. I admire and appreciate their strength and courage during this turbulent time in their lives. As made apparent in the photographs, we are struggling to hold things together. This winter the accumulation of snow on the roof of our home caused it to collapse. All of the proceeds from this print sale will go directly to the repair of my families home. "
- Lisa Lindvay
Elaine Catherine Miller
Elaine Catherine Miller (b. 1990, Franklin, Tennessee) is a multidisciplinary artist and designer currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Elaine received her BFA in Photography from Memphis College of Art in 2012 and MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2015.
Through the use of collage, photography, video, and installation, Elaine′s broad artistic practice explores and addresses themes of artifice and mediation with interest in how nature and digital technology contrast and contribute to a contemporary consumerist culture.
Her work has been featured in numerous publications, held within public and private collections, and shown nationally and internationally, as well as online.