Mallorie Ostrowitz

Portfolio Categories: Photography.

Ski Jump Lollipops, fine art photograph, 14in h x 18w

From the time Mallorie Ostrowitz earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts at Queens College, photography has been a major focus.  Several years later, she returned to the City University of New York to complete a Master of Fine Arts, Degree in painting.  Following graduation, Mallorie worked as a graphic designer. Throughout this time, Mallorie began to study and photograph the environment while hiking, snow shoeing, skiing and rafting.  Mallorie looks beyond the large landscape, focusing on extraordinary details of ordinary objects, a close-up approach, Reflections and how light interacts with the architecture.

Mallorie’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows from New England to as far west as Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Her work is part of the Oppenheimer Fund permanent collection, the University of CT Hospital permanent collection, and the MGM Grand Hotel at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, to name a few. Her work has been accepted in many juried shows and is an elected d Signature Artist at West Hartford Art League.  Galleries that regularly have shown her work include the Farmington Valley Arts Center, and the Woody Creek Art Studio in Woody Creek, Colorado, Arts Center East, and West Hartford Art League. In addition, her work is currently on display at the Mandell Jewish Community Center and at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts at Queens College, photography has been a major focus.  Several years later, she returned to the City University of New York to complete a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in painting.

Following graduation, Mallorie worked as a graphic designer for years, switching to a part-time career in counseling in the early 1990’s.  Throughout this time, Mallorie continued to explore her artistic creativity through an ever-increasing interest in photography.  She began to study and photograph the environment while hiking, snow shoeing, skiing and rafting.

She describes her work:

“I look beyond the large landscape, focusing on the extraordinary details of ordinary objects.  My design problem is how to photograph these scenes with a unique perspective that challenges the viewer.  This close-up approach, isolating the object from its’ surroundings, creates an abstraction that focuses the viewer on appreciating the patterns, textures and the interplay of color and light as art on it’s own.  To me, the landscape, be it urban or natural,  is the design from which I am painting with my camera.

Reflections are of particular interest to me because they create an abstraction of reality manipulating light to form patterns and textural surfaces which create a design, once again challenging the viewer to understand what he or she is looking at.

These same design problems have presented themselves in the urban landscape, where I look for abstractions which are created by how light interacts with the architecture  and other man-made structural elements, creating shadows and reflections, patterns and grids once again challenging the viewer to sort out what they are actually looking at.”

Mallorie’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows from New England to as far west as Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Her work is part of the Oppenheimer Fund permanent collection, the University of CT Hospital permanent collection, as well  EOS Airlines, based in London, Bristol Hospital Outpatient Center and the  MGM Grand Hotel at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.  Several hospitals in the Hartford area, which include St Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital display her work as well.

Her work has been accepted in many juried shows and was an elected member of Artworks Gallery (now defunct), and currently CT Woman Artists and as an elected Signature Artist at West Hartford Art League and Arts Center East.  Galleries that regularly have shown her work include the Farmington Valley Arts Center, and the Woody Creek Art Studio in Woody Creek, Colorado, Arts Center East, Art League of New Britain and West Hartford Art League. In addition, her work is currently on display at the Mandell Jewish Community Center where three different bodies of her work will be displayed throughout the summer.

Mallorie began teaching at Manchester Community College in 2003 as part of the Continuing Education Program, where she has also shown many slideshows of her trips at the Noon Institute, as well as at numerous camera clubs and senior centers.

 

 

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