Ann Pallesen
Director
Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, USA

www.pcnw.org


Ann Pallesen has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in identifying emerging talent, and has brought exceptional exhibitions and public programs to Seattle since 1996, when she became Gallery Director of Photo Center NW. She received her BFA from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins in 1993. Pallesen has curated and installed over 200 exhibitions including the work of Julie Blackmon, Camille Seaman, Elliott Erwitt, Henry Horenstein, Graciela Iturbide, Chris Jordan, Mary Ellen Mark, Rachel Papo, Lisa Robinson, Ken Rosenthal, and Hiroshi Watanabe. She has coordinated dozens of lectures with artists and curators, and regularly participates in portfolio review events, panel discussions, and has served as a juror for several exhibitions outside of Photo Center NW.

The Photo Center Northwest gallery is a renowned national showcase of photography, exhibiting both contemporary and historic works from photographers around the world. The gallery exhibits photography and related media and operates in an educational institution. We are interested in the dialog and exploration that comes from viewing, collecting and appreciating an artist’s vision. We curate exhibitions which challenge perceptions, tell stories, and express a point of view. The gallery offers a range of programs and events including: visiting artist and curator lectures & workshops, portfolio reviews, annual juried exhibition, permanent print collection, artist edition prints, artist printing fellowship, gallery book store, collector memberships and annual auction benefit.

Ann Pallesen is interested in reviewing comprehensive bodies of work for exhibition and embraces analog, alternative processes, and digital imagery of the highest quality.