Lydia Panas is a photographer who works primarily with women, and is interested in what lies below the surface, investigating questions about who we are and what we want to become. Combining still photography and video, her work looks within to speak to the universal feelings of love, longing, and the things we keep silent. She will be presenting her new work "Sleeping Beauty" as well as signing copies of the book.
Lydia's work is currently on view as part of the exhibition Hear Me Roar: Women Photographers.
Lydia Panas is an artist working with photography and video. Working primarily with women, she is interested in what lies below the surface, investigating questions about who we are and what we want to become. All her work is made in the fields, the forests, and the studio of her seventy-acre farm in Pennsylvania. The connection she feels to this land and her family is the foundation of her work.
Panas’ work has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally. Her works are represented in public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Palm Springs Art Museum, Allentown Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, among others. Her work has appeared in many periodicals such as the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, French Photo, and Hyperallergic. Lydia has degrees from Boston College, School of Visual Arts, and New York University/International Center of Photography. She is the recipient of a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship and a CFEVA Fellowship. She has three monographs, “The Mark of Abel (Kehrer Verlag 2012), “Falling from Grace” (Conveyor Arts 2016) and “Sleeping Beauty” (MW Editions 2021). She divides her time between Kutztown, Pennsylvania and New York City.