Andriana Nativio was born in Cleveland, Ohio and currently lives and works in Boston. In 2017, she obtained her BFA in Photography from Bowling Green State University. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
Nativio explores the performative nature of environmental portraiture often with her 4x5 view camera.
Nativio has been included in group exhibitions nationally at venues including The Vermont Center for Photography, Maine Media Gallery, and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
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As a visual artist, I am interested in exploring issues regarding sexuality, femininity, and performance through portraiture. I am interested in the way we perform for the world and how we change when performing for a camera. I am often photographing strangers and collecting my experiences with them. I'm intrigued that I can spend a fleeting moment with these strangers but that their photographs stay with me and I reflect on them for years to come.
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