Brooklyn-based Multimedia Artist Theresa Ortolani is a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School's Philosophy / Art / Critical Thought Division and a Dean’s Scholar in the ICP-Bard MFA Avanced Photographic Studies program.
She graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Fine Arts with a BFA in Sculpture and Photography. Ortolani has developed and directed arts programs in conjunction with the Ansel Adams Center, the San Francisco Art Institute, NYU and SUNY.
As an eight-time PDN Winner and “30 Photographers to Watch” nominee, her photographs have been included in three consecutive New York Photo Festivals and the Seoul International Photo Festival. PDN Annual Multimedia Winner, Klompching Gallery’s FRESH finalist, Visura Multimedia Grant 2nd place finalist, IPA/Lucie 2nd place Winner and 16 IPA/Lucie Honorable Mentions are also highlighted among her 2015-2016 accolades.
Ortolani’s first monograph,Endurance (powerHouse Books), was selected as "Best Book" in the PDN Annual and it received three International Photography Award/Lucie Foundation Honorable Mentions. Her forthcoming monograph, "BOUND", and her first experimental documentary film, "SAUDADE", are in production. "SAUDADE" is a 2016 PDN Annual Multimedia Winner and a 2016 IPA/Lucie Honorable Mention.