Thanks to the Artsy newsletter, I discovered a new photographer last week who I love, love, love—Cig Harvey. And she’s kind of local. Cig Harvey lives in a farmhouse in the Midcoast of Maine. She was an assistant professor at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University for ten years, but recently took a leap of faith to devote her life to “purely making things.” Good choice.
Her images are visually crisp, but the subject matter a bit mysterious and at times moody. She uses herself as the subject, as well as children (hers?). They’re right up my alley, and would have fit into numerous posts I’ve done, like “Girls at Play,” and runs in the same vein as women photographers I’ve highlighted, such as Anastasia Cazabon and Rhi Ellis.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, and the International Museum of Photography all have her work in its collections. She is represented by Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Robin Rice Gallery in NYC, and Kopeikin Gallery in L.A. I hope my collection will include a Cig Harvey at some point oo.