Kenyon College

Mallory Cremin ’84 (American)


Mallory Cremin is a photographic artist from Richmond, California (MFA in Photography, ASU, Tempe, AZ; BA in Art History, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH).  A freelance photographer and an art educator since 1992, her award-winning photographic work has been exhibited across the country and is in the collections of the Center for Creative Photography and City of Mesa. Her personal work specializes in printing and alternative process emulsions on fabric and subjects of environmental concern.

About her artwork, she says, ”I use fabric as a support for my images for the tactile qualities and for the added dimension of relating to the way we live. Rauschenberg said it better, that art relates more to life when it is taken from life. The attraction to repairing what we do have is echoed in the use of patchwork quilting techniques, and frequently, the recycling of materials. An art form we can live with, lean on, cover ourselves with, reuse, store easily, all these are important supports for the subject of the work.”

While currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mallory recently moved from Idyllwild, CA, where she taught art and photography at Idyllwild Arts Academy, and managed the Parks Exhibition Center. Previous teaching engagements include Cal State San Bernardino, Chaffey College, and University of Redlands, among others. She is the proud mother of two sons, Cassius (21) and Noah (18).