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Austin Irving – VAR – Bio

Born and raised in New York City, Austin Irving is a visual artist who works with large format analog photography.

Irving graduated with a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at TISCH School Of The Arts at New York University in 2006. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Hong Kong, India, Germany, Paris, and across The United States. In 2017, she was the Artist-In-Residence at the National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India.

In 2019, Irving’s work was included in the third Every Woman Biennial in Los Angeles. Her images have been featured in The LA Times, Wired, Slate, Architectural Digest, Art Ltd., Artillery, TimeOut NY, The International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post, Frontrunner, Artsy, Yatzer, and Artweek LA.

Irving lives and works in Downtown Los Angeles and her work is represented by Wilding Cran Gallery.

During her residency at the VAR program, Austin Irving will be creating a body of work that is a reaction to Body Dysmorphic Disorder. She will explore her thoughts and feelings about this issue through both analog and digital photography and short videos. As this residency encourages collaboration, Austin will look to include the other artists on board the SS Vallejo and to the surrounding art community in Sausalito in her project.


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