is a photographer and public artist who looks to her personal everyday
experiences as inspiration for her portraits, documentary photographs
and botanical images.
Growing up, Ross kept minnows in gallon jars and buried rusty nails
with her father at the base of hydrangea plants to influence the
color of their bloom. Her fascination with the mystery and ceaseless
change of garden spaces was embodied in her 2004 exhibit, “from
the garden,” which featured abstract silver prints and photograms
made in the garden at night. In “Pastoral,” her 2005
exhibition, her large-scale color photographs of mass-produced plastic
toy animals scrutinized romanticized notions of nature.
Nominated for an Arizona Governor’s Art Award in 2000 for
her community-based public art project in Tempe, Ross has completed
several public art works,
including a transit shelter project for the Mesa Arts Center. Recently,
the city of
Glendale commissioned her to create permanent outdoor photographic
installations with students at city housing projects.
Ross’s work has been exhibited in the US and Europe and is
represented in public and private collections, including the Museum
of Fine Arts-Houston, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Austin’s
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. Her awards include both
an Artist Fellowship and Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission
on the Arts. She has also received recognition for her teaching
from the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Santa Fe Center for
a contemporary art space
Top: Siamese cat, Type C
print, surface mounted on Plexiglas, 20" x 24"
Middle: Memento (detail), George, with medal,
porcelain enameled steel, 8" x 8"
Bottom: Memento, artist adorned transit shelter, Mesa Arts
Center, Mesa, Arizona
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