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Steps, Movie Theater, Governor’s Island

Lisa Kereszi | New York

Lisa Kereszi Lisa Kereszi


250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281

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About the work

Lisa Kereszi explores the world of recreation and escapism, viewing with a critical eye the sites she has photographed for nearly 20 years, such as amusement parks, movie theaters, dive bars, strip clubs, and arcades. Inspired by environments that transport us into a fantasy realm, Kereszi strips away the thinly veiled façade to reveal a far more gritty and pedestrian view of these spaces.

Steps, Movie Theater, Governor’s Island, NY, 2003
Chromogenic print

About Lisa Kereszi

Lisa Kereszi was born in 1973 in Chester, Pennsylvania. She received her BA from Bard College in 1995 and her MFA from Yale University in 2000. She was awarded the Baum Award for Best Emerging American Photographer in 2005, and is the author of three monographs: Fantasies (2005); Fun and Games (2009), and Joeʼs Junk Yard (2012).

Keresziʼs work has been exhibited at numerous major institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the New Museum, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the International Center of Photography, New York; and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; among others. Her work can be found in many public collections including Museum of Fine Arts Houston; New York Historical Society; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, among others.  She is currently a Lecturer and Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies in Photography at Yale University.