Chana Wiesenthal Elias, born in New York, NY and now living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a Fine Art Photographer.
Her primary interest lies in exploring the relationships between time and place as they relate to memory, cultural identity, and the concepts of “self” and “other”.
“For me, art making is an exploration of the duality of our existence and the synchronicity of the experiences of the conscious and subconscious. My mentor, artist Jan Groover, told me years ago that good picture making happened when the artist “knew something” – when the looking and gaze was deliberate and conveyed meaning. It was an astounding statement coming from an artist recognized as a master of formalism. I learned photography as an art of “making” not “taking” images.” – Chana Wiesenthal Elias
Chana Wiesenthal Elias has an MFA in Photography from Bard College in New York, and a BFA in Photography from SUNY College at Purchase, School of Art+Design, Purchase, New York. She has exhibited her works across the United States and has also worked as a publisher and educator.
Experience the 3D Virtual and Interactive versions of her exhibition titled “The Distance from There to Here” in the TOROSIETE Museum of Contemporary Art at CHANA.TOROSIETE.COM or click on the images below to jump right in:
Limited-Edition, Hand-Signed Fine Art Chromogenic Prints of Chana Wiesenthal Elias’ Photographic works are available for sale in our Museum Gallery Store at SHOPCHANA.TOROSIETE.COM or TOROSIETEGALLERY.COM.
Chana Wiesenthal Elias will also be interviewed and her works featured in the August 2019 issue of TOROSIETE Magazine.