JAC RGB HANDANDHONEY 1600, FotoFocus Cincinnati
Jo Ann Callis, Untitled (Hand and Honey), from Early Color Portfolio, circa 1976, Archival Pigment Print, 16 × 20 inches. Printed under the direct supervision of the artist. Courtesy of the artist and ROSEGALLERY

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FotoFocus Presents: Jo Ann Callis

Posted on January 13, 2016

Jo Ann Callis

Lecture and Visiting Artist Series, Spring 2016


Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 7:00pm
Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Free and Open to the Public

Reservations are not required, but early arrival is recommended.
Parking is free for Cincinnati Art Museum Members, $4 for non-members.


A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.

About the Artist

Jo Ann Callis (born in Cincinnati, 1940) rose to prominence in the 1970s as an early pioneer of the Fabricated Photographs movement. A student of Robert Heinecken, she became known for her unsettling, dreamlike images that portray domestic scenes and interiors staged in extensively constructed sets. For the past 40 years, she has used an expert eye for color and lighting to create renowned photographs that capture the inherent anxieties of domesticity and utilize composition to illustrate opposing sets of emotions in a single frame. Her avant-garde style is widely recognized and published.

Callis, a Guggenheim Fellow and longtime professor at CalArts, had a retrospective of her work at the J. Paul Getty Museum and has exhibited at the Whitney Museum, MOMA, SFMOMA, and LACMA.

The artist will speak in conversation with Rose Shoshana, the Director of the Rose Gallery in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

Press Release as a PDF: FotoFocus Lecture and Visiting Artist Series, Spring 2016: Jo Ann Callis Press Release PDF

Watch the Lecture

Watch the FotoFocus Presents: Jo Ann Callis on Vimeo.