ABOUT THIS PIECE
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Pinky/MM Bass received her M.F.A. in photography from Georgia State University in 1988 at age 52. She has received grants from the Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama State Arts Council. Bass’ work is represented in numerous collections and museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, and the High Museum in Atlanta. Her photographs have been published in Aperture, The Polaroid Book, theBook of Alternative Photographic Processes and the Pinhole Journal. She was a featured artist in Coat of Many Colors, an Alabama Public Television presentation. Bass has been featured in more than 40 solo exhibitions, and her work has been shown throughout the United States as well as in Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Canada, and Germany.
Pinky’s work in photography, whether pinhole or standard, has always aimed at revealing edges of the mystery of life, aging and death. Pinhole, with its unusual perspective and glorious array of mistakes, seems suited to her particular investigation of our being. Often surreal, the images that she prefers seem to exist on the edge of the dream world. Combining the written dreams with images has been a method she likes to use to draw the viewer into that surreal landscape.
Artist’s Instagram: @pinkymmbass
Artist’s Website: pinkymmbass.com