Nox (2005 - 2019), an ancient one who buried his way into my bones, still wandering with me wherever I go. 


Contact: colin[at]colinedgington.com

I am a visual artist and writer from New Mexico, USA. I currently reside in Tobyhanna, PA with my wife Jennifer Bonilla-Edgington, and our dog Jasper.

My visual work has been exhibited internationally and published widely. My photographic novel [umbrae] was awarded the Iowa Review Photography Prize (juried by Alec Soth and Kathleen Edwards) and appeared on the cover, and in the pages of, the Winter 2013/14 issue.

My writings have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, MOMUS, exposure magazine, Afterimage, and Minding Nature, among others. I have contributed essays to catalogues for many group and solo exhibitions and monographs including Patrick Nagatani’s Buried Cars (MNMpress: 2018).

I hold an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, NYC (2016), an MFA in studio art from the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University (2010), and a BAFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico (2005). I am currently a member of AICA-USA and the Society of Photographic Education. 


Artist statement:

The photograph is a site of collision in which ontological, epistemological, and phenomenological elements exist simultaneously. My practice is centered on this idea, this existence, of the photograph. Analog and digital elements are intermixed and layered among other forms of expression including writing, drawing, collage, sculpture, and video. Ephemerality plays a crucial role as a nucleus between the material and immaterial, thus providing a physical expression of the slipperiness I find so exciting about images and their effects on the greater sphere of cultural activity. Themes that are recurrent in my work range from notions of belief, memory, and fiction, to politics of labor, exploitation, the environment, and borderlands.

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