mauren antkowski: artist, photographer, art educator
Artist Statement


As we have become accustomed to surrendering our privacy to the world in cyber-space, I wish to illuminate and honor the sacredness of physical space. My images are candid and try to capture raw and honest spaces. I am attracted to the beauty of how things simply are; I document them because I want to share that awareness with others.

How do we define space? We measure, divide, share, defend, and decorate it. My work compares and conjoins visual representations of the human tendency to claim and covet space, by documenting how humans exhibit their own spaces, how we regard spaces that are foreign to us, and how I, as a photographer, reveal my own level of familiarity or connectedness with the spaces I am documenting.