Ani Rosskam was born in Puerto Rico and came to Roosevelt NJ, , an experimental immigrant community started in the 1930’s, made up primarily of garment workers, farmers, including artists, writers, photographers, and musicians.
Her parents, both pioneer documentary photographers, came at the urging of their friend Ben Shahn. She attended Solebury School in Pennsylvania, received a BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania, went to Les Ecoles des Artistes Americans Fountainbleau,The Tanglewood Program and the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting.
She has had one Person shows,been included in group shows and Museum exhibitions and has exhibited her work across the US.
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I am always coming across unexpected combinations of unusual and ordinary things. Making order and sense out of them becomes an internal challenge that drives my work. I hope to create some balance between the familiar and the unexplored by combining elements together in some harmonious way.
My images and material do have personal meaning, yet the work itself becomes more about the process and the abstraction of elements in hopes of creating a more universal experience.