Elena Dahl received her BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster and her MFA in Photography from the University of Florida. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Before joining the faculty at Wittenberg, she taught courses in Photography and New Media at Earlham College, Montserrat College of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including shows at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and Serendipity Gallery in Berlin.
My photographic and text-based work explores themes related to feminist ideals, contemporary protest movements, and documentable truth in a digital era. I engage with anachronistic archetypes of femininity that become destabilized and abstracted through transformative repetition, aiming to question the role history plays in current intersections between gender and power.