When I fell in love with photography, I embarked on a wonderful journey of discovery. Photographs are distillations of perception and experience, and they frequently make use of metaphor. Imagination and reality operate together. It is this union that directs my work. What we know-or what we think we know-will most likely evolve over time in much the same fashion that a kaleidoscope shifts its design when the eyepiece is rotated. Colors and shapes may change, positions of pieces may vary, but the same essential rudiments are there all the time. And, since each of us has a series of “holes” in our respective existences, we seek to fill these in our own way. How we do so is one thing that makes each of us an individual. My photographs of dramatic cloud formations, sinuous bodies of water, voluptuous land formations, or sensuous trees and foliage articulate my appreciation for the mystery inherent in our world.
Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin studied philosophy, mathematics, and music at Mount Holyoke College and earned a master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. In 2001, she was among several individuals selected to participate in a cultural exchange to work with artists in Israel. Ginsburgh Hofkin has had eight solo exhibitions of her photography in Israel, as well as one-person shows at other venues such as the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts; A.I.R. Gallery in New York City; Weill Art Gallery at the 92nd Street Y in New York City; Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia; Nina BlieseGallery in Minneapolis; Quarter Gallery, Regis Center at the University of Minnesota; the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI; and the Bloomington Art Center in Bloomington, MN. She was also named a finalist for the Adi Prize for Jewish Expression in Art and Design and was featured in its exhibition at the Israel Museum in 2005. In the summer of 2018, Ginsburgh Hofkin was awarded an artist residency at NES in Skagastrond, Iceland, and in the fall of 2019, she was an independent resident at the Grand Marais Art Colony, in Grand Marais, MN. In 2021, she participated in a summer artist residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon. In the fall of 2022, she was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Her photographs are part of numerous private and corporate collections; these include the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 3M Company, Medtronic Corporation, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Park Nicollet Women’s Center (MN), and Fidelity Investments.
© Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin