Friday | February 26 | 5 to 7pm
During a three-month artist residency in Dresden, Germany in 2002 and over 4 subsequent summers, Fredrik Marsh explored the city and its outskirts photographing various architectural landmarks. Encountered during the many extended walks throughout the now familiar city his efforts concentrated on photographing in black and white and color the detritus of human culture found in the decaying interior spaces of vacant factories, abandoned apartments, and hotel rooms. The resulting series demonstrates the juxtapositions and ironies still abundant in the post-Socialist world of Eastern Europe twenty years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, showing the old and the new as well as the grandeur and the decay of these once-majestic buildings.
Fredrik Marsh was born in Quantico, Virginia; lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, earning his BFA in Photography in 1980 and MFA in Printmaking in 1984. He has been teaching photography at various colleges and universities since 1985.
Marsh's work has been included in over 200 competitive and invitational exhibitions since 1978. He has given photography workshops and lectured on his work nationally and internationally, most recently in China, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Slovakia. During his career, awards received include an individual artist fellowship from Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts; individual artist fellowships and artist's project grants from Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and Saxony Ministry for Science & Art, Dresden; and a 2002 GCAC/State of Saxony artist residency in Dresden, Germany. Marsh, recently nominated for the 2009 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers, is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography for 2008-09.
His work is included in a number of corporate, museum, private and university collections across the United States and abroad including the Columbus Museum of Art, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Toledo Museum of Art, among others.