Westside Pictures represents Seattle based fine art photographer and filmmaker Anna Vahg. Vahg’s art graces dozens of collections in cities such as: Budapest, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Washington, DC alongside work by Agnes Martin, André Kertesz, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Christo, Dale Chihuly, Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, John Cage, Robert Mangold and Sol LeWitt.
Her signature zen modern and nostalgic photographs are offered in limited editions printed on Bartya. Using a special barium sulphate coating, this unique cellulose fibre rag sets the worldwide benchmark for fine art photography. With an extended tonal range and high color depth and color gamut, Bartya creates greater image detail and definition and boasts exceptional archival properties. Prints are available unframed, matted and/or framed to museum standards.
“The individuality of Anna Vahg’s photography comes through in her sharp choice of anecdotal detail that makes her work supple with directness and wit.” —Dominique Nahas, Cultural Critic/Curator + Faculty Pratt Institute
Vahg began her fine art training at age eleven in preparation to attend New York city’s LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts where she majored in oil painting and still photography. She earned a BA in Film with a concentration in English literature from Vassar College with additional coursework at UCLA, Maine Media Workshops, School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League.
Her art has exhibited at galleries, non-profit and educational institutions and museums throughout the United States and in Hungary. Vahg’s work has been recognized at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art by The Congressional Arts Caucus, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Artwork International in Santa Fe, Photographer’s Forum in Santa Barbara and the Institute of Rural Poverty at the University of Maine. It has also been discussed/published in Art Matters Magazine, New Times, F-Stop Magazine, The New York Times, and on CBC Radio.
The cinematographer, director, producer and advisor on a multitude of features, shorts and other award winning media projects, Vahg’s film work has been broadcast, distributed and screened at over fifty film festivals and screening series in Canada, Germany, Italy, Portugal and throughout the United States. A first generation Hungarian-American born and raised on Manhattan’s upper Westside, she is a dual citizen of the United States and European Union.