About Rowan Renee



I am a multi-disciplinary artist working in photography, printmaking and sculpture. I was introduced to Wet-Plate Collodion in 2010 during a workshop with Joni Sternbach without having any prior photography experience. I fell in love with the process and immediately started to build the equipment I needed to take tintypes in the field. Within 4 months of the workshop I was traveling across the U.S. with a dark-box in the back of my car, taking portraits of people living off-the-grid for a project titled “Homeland”.

Since 2010 my collodion work has been featured on NPR and published in various international publications including VICE, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, American Photo Magazine and B&W Photography Magazine. In 2015, I had a solo exhibition of ambrotypes, called "Z", at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. In 2012, I had two solo exhibitions featuring collodion work, one at Kesting/Ray in SoHo, and another at Weldon Arts in Brooklyn. I have been a resident artist at Pioneer Works, McColl Center for Visual Arts, The Camera Club of New York and The Bronx Museum for the Arts.

In 2011 I began teaching the Wet-Plate process. I have taught over 75 artists and photographers in the past three years. Currently I teach introductory tintype courses at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn) and privately in my Red Hook studio. I have also lectured at Warren Wilson College and The College of New Jersey, have run workshops with The A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and have been faculty at Parsons The New School for Design.

My artist website can be seen at: http://robynhasty.org