Lecture: Andrea Hoelscher
Hoelscher earned an M.F.A. in photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a B.F.A. in photography and drawing and a B.A. in German from the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently an assistant professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. In her work, she shows how she experiences the dense symbolic terrain of the city. She photographs buildings as a collector, devouring walls, bricks, pillars and doors for the materials she needs. She then builds new spaces digitally, placing portions of the buildings side-by-side and allowing the brain to do the architectural fusion.