ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, FILMMAKER
Patricia von Ah was born in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles. Patricia is currently based in Switzerland and works internationally as a fine art, advertising, fashion and editorial photographer and filmmaker.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Art Center College of Design in California and starting out with pencil and brush, recognized early on that photography and film were her medium. She began her career in portraiture and in 2001 her portraits of prominent British artists were displayed at Sotheby’s in New York. Always with a desire for travel, she enjoys capturing on the road and suggests unusual locations whenever possible for her projects. With the likes of Yoko Ono, Dennis Hopper and John Travolta in front of her lens, her portraits of actors, models, artists or objects are as diverse as the subjects themselves. Patricia uses both classic and digital photographic techniques in pursuit of her particular passion of discovering beauty in stillness and motion.
As an artist, Patricia has been working with photography and film exploring: displacement, chirality, transition, offing, skin and circles of confusion. She has exhibited internationally and recently completed a collaboration mixed media exhibition titled VOLO, which focuses on displacement and human flight.
SELECTED SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
VOLO EXHIBITION - collaboration exhibition, Building Bridges Art Exchange, Los Angeles 15/12/18 - 2/2/19
BRICK/GRIT - group exhibition, Bestor Architecture, Los Angeles December 2018
QUIET PLACE – group exhibition, Secrets, Kunsthalle, Bern, November 2015
C&J - Photobastei, Zürich. August 2014
HANDS OF TIME - Oslo 8, Basel. September 2013
RABBIT HOLES - Sotheby’s, London. January 2010
LOST BIRDS - Scalo/Guye Gallery, Los Angeles. June 2007
WOMEN: SELF PORTRAIT - Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, New York. June 2006
LOST BIRDS & RABBIT HOLES - Gallery Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich. April 2006
FOUR INCHES - Christie’s, London. May 2005
WASTE TO TASTE - Sotheby’s, London. February 2003
FOR LUCK - Egg Gallery, London. April 2002
OUTMODED - Sotheby’s, London. March 2001
UNEXPECTED - Sotheby’s, New York. December 2001
FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY: www.patriciavonah.com