Cuny Janssen

Artist lecture Friday, November 18, 2011 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Prince Albert, Karoo, South Africa, 2005

Cuny Janssen is an artist based in Amsterdam who works with photography and the photography book as art object. Alluding to a rich history of portraiture, her color images actively engage the portrait as psychological space and philosophical construct. In addition, Janssen often includes landscapes and environmental images that emphasize her attraction to the “resourcefulness of life” in both humans and nature.

Janssen’s works have been shown at FOAM (Amsterdam, Netherlands), The Photographer’s Gallery (London, UK), Paris Photo (Paris, France), as well as many other international galleries and institutions.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.

Larry Sultan Photography Award

Awoiska van der Molen, #256-17, 2009

Awoiska van der Molen

Fall 2017 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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The work of Awoiska van der Molen (b. 1972, Netherlands) develops from a desire to comprehend the core of the isolated world she photographs. In order to achieve the sense of solitude necessary to gain access to the stoic nature of the landscape, she spends long periods of time isolated in the natural environment. She takes time to experience the landscape and penetrates deep into the essence of the remote, hushed world created in her photographs. She immerses herself in the landscape, moves slowly, returns repeatedly and by doing so makes these unknown places her own. This gradual and solitary working process continues into the darkroom where her pictures are printed by hand—an intimate process—further imparting a unique stillness that emanates from her work.