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Irene Mamiye is a New York based artist whose work incorporates photography, video, and digital imaging techniques. Mamiye’s extensive body of work, including digital images, videos, and furniture designs, has been widely exhibited across the United States. Her work was included in the landmark exhibition The Edge of Vision (2009), mounted by the Aperture Foundation, and in the Museum of Art and Design’s Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography (2014). Mamiye’s work has also been featured in the following publications: Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Elle Décor and InStyle.
In her Homage VR series, Irene Mamiye juxtaposes the physical with the digital, using contemporary technologies to extend toward a virtual landscape. This obsession has stretched itself into a diverse body of work, but is now most brightly illuminated in the artist’s premier virtual reality environment. Instead of positioned outside looking in, the viewer is submerged in an interior abundance of fragmentation––source imagery of flora, stems, and stamens plucked from the scroll of whatever could grow out of an Instagram feed. What drags the viewer like a magnet through the layers of stained vectors are their own collective and personal memories.
Irene Mamiye was born in Marseille, France and immigrated to the U.S as an adolescent. She holds a BA in Photography and Global Studies from Gallatin New York University and an MFA in Lens Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York.