Linda Alterwitz, "Untitled Number 37", 2011, from the series "While I am Still", archival pigment print, Ed 1/10, 24x24"

“Untitled Number 37”, 2011, from the series “While I am Still”, archival pigment print, Ed 1/10, 24×24″

Linda Alterwitz

My project While I Am Still consists of two series: In-Sight (2010-), and the most current work Just Breathe (2013-).

My collaborative process engages the arts and sciences. I strive to bring imagination to the logical mind and add dimension to the creative mind, reflecting what lies beneath the surface of our physical beings.

For the ongoing series In-Sight I incorporate elements that originate as medical imagery, which have been given to me by friends, family members, and private donors to use for this project. The images were selected for both their visual and scientific value (including P.E.T. scans, M.R.I.’s, radiographs, and sonograms). I then revisit with alternate imaging cameras. Combined with my personal experience and technical explorations, the resulting works reveal information attained from our bodies that is not visible without the aid of cutting edge technology.

Experiencing medical testing on my own body always led my mind to a dream state: while my physical body was engaged and still, my mind traveled. It is from this place that While I Am Still originates.

Linda Alterwitz (Las Vegas, NV) received her BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her MFA from the University of Denver. Alterwitz has had solo exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, UNLV Fine Arts Gallery, the Frank Pictures Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, and more. She has been included in a number of group exhibitions, including DIY Photography at James Madison University, Un-Clothed at Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, and Photography at the Edge at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon. Earlier this year she was awarded the Fellowship for Visual Arts by the Nevada Arts Council.