John Houck
American, born 1977
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Kinship: Celebrating 10 Years of Jessica Silverman Gallery,
Jessica Silverman Gallery
John Houck: Tenth Mountain,
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015,
The Museum of Modern Art

Trained in computer programming, the Los Angeles-based artist John Houck examines questions of human perception and memory through the use of technologies that range from digital photography to software coding. Houck’s recent work, for example, involves still lifes composed of diverse objects from his youth that he photographs, rearranges, and reshoots. Images of these iterations are subsequently layered to create what Houck calls “aggregate photographs”—emblems of the manner in which imagination and recollection alter and distort our views of our past lives.

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