Lydia Panas

Rong (2), 2018
Video, 1m 42s

Monae (1), 2018
Video, 1m 24s

Xie Yue, 2018
Video, 1m 3s

Ava, 2018
Video, 1m 12s

Leah, 2018
Video, 1m 1s

Lydia Panas (born 1958, Philadelphia; lives Kutztown, PA and New York) is an artist working in photography and video. Panas holds degrees from Boston College, School of Visual Arts and New York University. She has participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, received a CFEVA Fellowship and has been awarded residencies at the American Academy in Rome, Banff Centre and MASS MoCA. She has exhibited in many venues, including The Print Center, Philadelphia; Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco; and Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.; as well as the National Portrait Gallery, London; and Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai. Her works are represented in numerous collections including the Bronx Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, among others. Panas’ work has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Hyperallergic. She has two monographs, Falling from Grace and The Mark of Abel, which was named a best coffee table book by The Daily Beast

Statement from the Artist:
Her work explores our collective societal relationship to women. Her practice is attentive to the psyche and what lies below the surface in an attempt to probe questions about who we are and what we want to become.