ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kalliope Amorphous is a visual artist best known for her extensive work in self-portrait and experimental photography. A self-taught photographer, Amorphous creates her own alternative processes and methodologies using handmade and alternative lighting as well as experimenting with textiles, surfaces, mirrors, and in-camera distortion techniques. Much of Amorphous's work uses reflections, blur, mirrors, and multiple exposure to lead the viewer through the artist’s favorite themes — identity, mortality, time, and consciousness. 

Amorphous continues to explore various forms of experimental and creative photography. In 2016, she began documenting the streets and people of New York City. One of very few female photographers working in the genre, Amorphous’s street photography reflects her unique approach to portraiture and process.

Kalliope has received worldwide recognition for her work in creative and conceptual photography. Her photographs have been widely published and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Her photographs are included in private collections worldwide including Spain, Romania, Germany, Holland, India, Russia, and the United States. 

In addition to her work in photography, Kalliope is also a published poet and mixed media artist. She currently divides her time between Providence, Rhode Island and New York City. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

My images reflect my love of mythology, paradox, and the juxtaposition of light and dark, beauty and beast. I am continually drawn to concepts involving the subconscious, alienation, time, memory, deconstruction, duality, and transcendence. Rather than approaching self-portraiture from a purely autobiographical perspective, I enjoy exploring the boundaries between "self” and “other” through the creative interpretation of identity, archetype, myth, and memory.  My other bodies of work express similar sensibilities, and are explorations and aspects of the same world.

I am interested in the visual representation of states of consciousness and ephemera, and I am equally interested in the ways in which the deliberate invocation of entropy can create beauty.  My imagery moves beyond photography to evoke paintings, memories, and the worlds of dream and the subconscious.  I am hyperaware of  the fragility of life and the passing of time, and photography helps me place this awareness into something tangible. My goal in all of my bodies of work is to capture a timeless and evocative image.