Q&A: Patricia Voulgaris — The Hunter

08.12.20

Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Respect, comfort and listen to one another. I put these positive vibes out into the world hoping that it will come back to me. It’s important to maintain a healthy philosophy especially during this difficult moment in time. What is the worst thing about city life? Rats and garbage. It’s hell on earth but somehow I’m still living here. Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Optics would be an interesting field to work in. What is the best way to educate yourself? Read a ton of books, have conversations with friends. Look at photographs and engage with those around you. What is the next book you want to read? Tentacles Longer Than Night: Horror of Philosophy by Eugene Thacker. What object do you want? Currently, a dollhouse. What object do you need? A new pair of shoes. Pick a historic moment from the last hundred years to bring a camera to. JFK Assassination. Are impulses more important than consequences? I think it’s important to take both into consideration. Which talent would you most like to have? I would like to be able to dance correctly.

The Hunter focuses on the ways in which we hunt our prey, whether it be driven by desire, rage or loneliness. As a woman, I constantly feel threatened by those around me. These images are an attempt to understand the violence that surrounds us each day. How am I perceived through the eyes of the perpetrator? Through this body of work I question my own perception and the ways in which I project myself into the world. Who is this woman and what does she represent?

Patricia Voulgaris is an artist and educator from New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013 with a BFA in photography. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including Aperture Foundation, Rubber Factory, Red Hook Labs and Baxter Street at CCNY. Her photographs have been featured in publications such as Der Greif, Vice Magazine, Dear Dave Magazine, Photography Is Art and The British Journal of Photography. She is the grant recipient of the Lucie Foundation, Aaron Siskind Foundation and SVA Faculty Award.

To see more of Patricia Voulgaris’ work visit — Website / Instagram