Brittany Markert (b,1987) resides in New Orleans. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Mathematics from Santa Clara University. Her ongoing surreal diary and visual project, In Rooms, takes form in silver gelatin prints, books and 16mm films. She is self-taught in darkroom printing and 16mm filmmaking, having spent time volunteering at International Center of Photography and taking lessons at Mononoaware in New York. All work is printed by the artist herself, any manipulation is achieved in camera or in the darkroom.
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
Brittany Markert is a seeker of the truth and worlds hidden in plain sight. Inspired by the surrealist art movement, the writings of Carl Jung and personal catharsis, Brittany Markert created the rich and complex world In Rooms with her camera. Her work references archetypal studies of death, the self, the trickster and others noted by Carl Jung while forming familiar universal scenes of psychosis and our inner psychological landscapes. She references religious alchemy and spiritual mythologies through the divine feminine lens in an effort to speak for the lost and erased voices of women throughout many generations of storytelling. The work viewed in its entirety is an invitation for viewers to heal and to seek answers to the unknown. This process of enlightenment becomes not her own, but each of ours.
“For all the words I could not write, the camera became my pen” – Brittany Markert
Early influences for In Rooms include the works of Francesca Woodman, Duane Michals, Joel Peter Witkin and David Lynch.
Brittany Markert’s photographs have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Cultartes, Beauty & Consequences, Artist Decode, Huffington Post, Emulsive Magazine, AnormalMag, Developed Magazine.
2019 In Rooms, Lethal Amounts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. United States
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Convulsive Beauty: Contemporary Surrealists; a Woman’s Perspective, Gryder Gallery, New Orleans, LA. United States
2022 Time Before Death, New Orleans, LA. United States