Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson (born USA, 1962) currently lives and works in Great Barrington, USA.

He received a BA from Purchase College, State University of New York (Purchase, USA) in 1985 and an MFA from Yale University (New Haven, USA) in 1988.

Crewdson has received numerous awards and fellowships including the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (New York, USA and Madison, USA) in 2004, a Visual Artists’ Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, USA) in 1992, and an Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation (New York, USA) in 1991.

He took part in the 2nd Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, Korea) in 1997.

Crewdson has had solo exhibitions at Kulturhuset (Stockholm, Sweden) in 2011, the Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati, USA) in 2008, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain) in 1998.

He has been included in group exhibitions at major institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA) in 2007 and 2002, the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) in 2006, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan) in 2003.

His work is included in public and private collections globally, including the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, USA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA), and The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA).

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Costanza Theodoli-Braschi

Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (born UK, 1982) currently lives and works in New York, USA.

She received a BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London (London, UK) in 2004.

Theodoli-Braschi has been employed as Assistant (Art Department) on Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale (2005) and Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers (2005).

She has directed a promotional music video for the band Franz Ferdinand, commissioned by Domino Recording Company (London, UK) in 2012.

She is currently art director and producer for the studio of artist Gregory Crewdson, a position she has held since 2005.

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“Every day, during the summer months, I walk up the Appalachian Trail, in Becket Massachusetts, to reach my favorite lake, Upper Goose Pond. I then dive in and swim across it. This is my morning meditation, my moment of peace, before I begin the rest of my day.

When my collaborator, Costanza, and I were approached to make a film regarding the notion of peace, the idea of being filmed swimming across the lake seemed perfect.

What ensued was a wonderful adventure. We rode canoes through a canal to reach the lake, towards the end of a beautiful summer day. Costanza set up the camera by the shore and shot me swimming across it, as the sun went down. The only sounds, other than my splashes, were of the insects and birds.

We then rode our canoes home, under a full moon. The lake was still and silent and the sky was full of stars. Perfect peace.”