Paton Wendy

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ABOUT

Wendy Paton was born in 1951 in America, and her interest in photography first surfaced in 1981, when she was at the height of her successful career as an equestrian trainer and equestrian in New York. Paton began attending the International Center for Photography in New York, learning the intricacies of night photography from Michael Kenna, and hand-printing techniques from her mentor and like-minded Chuck Kelton. Wendy Paton specializes in hand-printed film photography, best known for her dramatic black and white work. In 2006, she began working on the Visages de Nuitseries, which has become the most iconic of her career. Paton has been photographing for this series for six years and has had great exhibitions in Europe and America. The photographs of the series — «Lips» (2012), «Unmasked» (2009), «Torso» (2009), «Embrace» (2012) and others — represent mysterious contrasting images with a graphic composition. The photographer prefers to shoot at night, when, as it seems to her, people feel free to be who they want, to try on different images or just be themselves. Her work is featured in public and private collections around the world.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
ART MARKET + DESIGN, THE BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM, Bridgehampton, New York
TEXAS CONTEMPORARY 2019, GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER, Houston, Texas

2018
PHOTOGRAMS | LITERARY, WENDY PATON PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO, Lambertville, New Jersey
NINE NEW JERSEY PHOTOGRAPHERS, STOCKTON UNIVERSITY, New Jersey
BARCELONA FOTO BIENNALE, 5TH BIENNIAL OF FINE ART & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Barcelona
FASHION-Photography of the XX–XXI centuries, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
STILL ART COLLECTION. SELECTED WORKS, МАММ, Moscow

2016
The Kiss, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow
WENDY PATON | THREE DAYS IN ROSEMONT FESTIVAL AMERICA 2016, CENTRE CULTUREL GEORGES POMPIDOU, Benson, Arizona

2014
Wendy Paton. Nuit Blanche, MICHENER ART MUSEUM, Doylestown
MEISTERWERKE, “MASTERPIECES” DEUTSCHES FOTOMUSEUM, Leiptzig

2012
Wendy Paton. Visages de Nuit, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow
KEEP IT MOVING NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, New York
PORTRAITS, THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, Fort Collins, Colorado

2010
INSIDE OUT:PORTRAITURE TODAY WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER, Watchung, New Jersey

2009
THE CURVE PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST, Seattle, Washington

2008
THE MONMOUTH MUSEUM 2008 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, THE MONMOUTH MUSEUM, Lincroft, New Jersey

2006
PHILIPS MILL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION, New Hope, Pennsylvania