Adrienne Gans is a photographer and psychologist. She uses both disciplines in a complementary way in creating fine art. For example, photographers and psychologists have contrasted what our senses perceive versus what our intellect knows, which is the focus of Botanical Light. Similarly, photographers and psychologists have explored the idea of a psychological landscape and the dramas unfolding in them, which is the subject of Mythos. Adrienne teaches at New York University and is a writer/speaker on the subject of psychology and art.
2009: The Cranwell, Lenox MA
2001: Emeryville, CA Festival of the Arts: Botanical Light Series
2000: Emeryville, CA Festival of the Arts: Mythos Series
Green Bay Alliance: Documentary photography of growing sprawl in East Bay, CA
Program Director for: The Cultivate Your Gardens Program, Berkeley, CA High School. Photojournalism as project-based learning with at-risk teenagers.
Published Work and Presentations
Gans, A. (1987) The war and peace of the Vietnam Memorials (photojournalism project on psychology in public art). American Imago, 44,315-329.
Gans, A. (1979) Development of iconography in the art work of Wassily Kandinsky. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association Convention, New York.
Gans, A (1998) The Cultivate Your Gardens Program. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco.
City College of San Francisco
International Center for Photography, New York
Maine Photography Workshops
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley