Her work combines formal lyricism and vivid coloring with psychological depth and social awareness. Her best-known work has been a series of photographs of adolescent bathers, a project begun in the U.S. and Eastern Europe in 1992 and still ongoing. More recently she has also produced a remarkable portrait series of young Israeli men and women who've just begun their military service. Dijkstra has also used video to explore the phenomenon of adolescence.
For her Wexner Center residency, Dijkstra will continue her invesitgation of portraiture with young adults. She is interested in doing a series of portraits of art students, and she will attend art classes at Ohio State in order to identify subjects.
Images courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery. (Please note: both images have been cropped.)
AdmissionFree for to students (tickets required)
Residency activities are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.