Areas of ExpertisePhotography, Video, Digital Media, Book Arts, Installation Art
B.F.A Photography - Maine College of Art
M.F.A Photography - Massachusetts College of Art + Design
Brittany Marcoux-McGuire--photographer, visual artist, mother, adjunct professor of art from Swansea, Massachusetts--is a huge fan of coffee, road trips, label makers, and house plants. Often inspired by the processes of change, she uses photography, video, and installation to create. Within her own studio practice, as well as in the classroom, Brittany encourages the act of self-discovery through changes within society, changes within the landscape, or changes within one’s personal narrative as fuel for making work. She encourages her students to create projects inspired by their own narratives - building upon their inspirations, interests, and personal histories. Experimentation is key within her teaching philosophy and she promotes multi-disciplinary art practices within her classes - highlighting photo/video capture, bookmaking techniques, installation art and sculptural integration.
As a photographer and educator, she strongly believes:
a) Don’t let the tools get in your way, use whatever camera and materials you have available to you. A $5 disposable camera can still capture the moment!
b) If you miss the shot, recreate it! No one will know.
c) Lighting is EVERYTHING, if you see good light - stop everything and grab your camera.
d) Nothing happens from the seat of your couch. Feeling uninspired? Go for a walk (and bring a camera of course)
In 2016 Brittany received her MFA in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. She has exhibited at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA, AS220 in Providence, RI, §üb∫amsøn, Aviary Gallery, and Nave Gallery in Boston, MA, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, and The Newport Art Museum in RI. Awards include the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship for Photography, The Blanche E. Colman Award, and the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award Honorable Mention.
Art by Adjunct Professor Brittany Marcoux-McGuire