– About –
Siobhan Byrns is a full time faculty member at Lynchburg College, located in Lynchburg Virginia. She received her MFA in photography from the Art Institute of Chicago and received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, focusing both on traditional and time-based new media.
While a graduate student, she was formally trained as a fine art a conservator in some of the country’s most prominent museums. In 2004, while working in the Museum of The Art Institute of Chicago, she assisted in the digital restoration of Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.
Recently she has studied at the George Eastman Museum Workshop series learning new ways to interpret historic processes. Because of that training and a love for the American tintype, she and a group of students from the College were able to photograph at Appomattox’s Court House, 150th Celebration of the end of the civil war. The students offered 4x5 tintypes to the historians, visitors and actors.
Her latest body of work in alternative process has been displayed Nationally at a number of venues. Currently you can view her work at the New Waves Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art opening January 27. These large photograms have also been exhibited at Photosynthesis Gallery located in Manchester Connecticut, and Riverview Gallery, and the Ann White Gallery located in South Western Virginia.