Garie Waltzer’s beautifully crafted carbon pigmented inkjet images explore the convergence of time, place and populace. Her on-going project, Living City, examines the contemporary cultural landscape of urban spaces- places built and lived in over time. Exhibited widely, Waltzer’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Robert B. Menschel Media Center/ LightWork, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, McKinsey Corporation, Progressive Insurance, Xerox Corporation and many other corporate and private collections.
Garie Waltzer was born in New York City and received her BFA in painting and MFA in photography from State University of New York/ Buffalo. She is a recipient of artist grants and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, including the 2011 Ohio Arts Council Award for Excellence in Photography, and the 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize. Waltzer developed the photography program at Cleveland’s Cuyahoga Community College where she chaired the department and taught for many years.
Recent endeavors include a commissioned project by the George Gund Foundation; fellowship residencies at Light Work in Syracuse, NY and Vermont Studio Center; inclusion in Light Work’s Fine Print program and publication in <em>Contact Sheet</em>; commissions from The Cultural Landscape Foundation and <em>American Photo</em> magazine for the traveling exhibition <em>Landslide 2010</em>. Recent solo exhibitions include <em>Living City</em> at the Cabaleiro de Meuser Art School + Atelier in Singapore, and an upcoming exhibit at <em>Picture This </em>in Hong Kong 2013. Home base is Cleveland, Ohio.