Jo Ann Callis

Early Color & Cheap Thrills…my kinda photographs!

Jo Ann Callis was born in Ohio in 1940, by the age of 23 she was married with two children. In her early 30s she divorced and completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA.

Callis’ early work focused on constructed sets, directed models and objects in evocative tableaux. In 1976 she began teaching at CalArts a very conceptually oriented art school.

In 1981, her work was included in the Whitney Biennial, and has since been widely exhibited at MoMA, MoCA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Getty.

Here is a link to her website

and a few of my favorites :)