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1st Place 2020 Architecture

Not An Exit

  • Photographer
    Austin Irving

NOT AN EXIT proposes a closer examination of doorways and hallways, liminal spaces intended for movement that somehow appear impassable. Void of cultural signifiers, belonging to no specific place or location, a universality of line and form reoccurs from image to image, offering a deeper assessment of the formal elements that make up the spaces we routinely pass through and sometimes never truly see. We are going somewhere and yet—there seems to be no way out.

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. Her images have been featured in The LA Times, Wired, Slate, Architectural Digest, LA Weekly, Art Ltd, Artillery, TimeOut NY, The International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post, Frontrunner, Artsy, Yatzer, and Artweek LA.