Mary Zompetti is interested in the ways in which visual and psychological information is seen, processed and re-imagined over time. Utilizing various photographic methods, she seeks to consider an analogous relationship between seeing with the camera and other optical tools and the workings of the mind. The images from the Scanner Experiments series are made by placing analog film negatives and other objects, such as prisms and lenses, within a constructed flatbed scanner camera. Each produced photographic file is unique to each scan. The contemporary conversations between analog and digital media and the use of both in her work are of importance as I consider the myriad ways experience is seen and understood.
Mary Zompetti works in photo-based media and photographic installation. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and is an Adjunct Professor in Creative Media for Champlain College as well as the Photography Program Director for Burlington City Arts in Burlington, VT.