Gianna Sergovich

Gianna Sergovich is a recent graduate from the Conservatory of Art and Design at SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Photography. Having grown up in a small suburb in Upstate New York, her interests have taken root in small town life, it’s inner workings and how it shapes and is equally shaped, by the people that reside there. She considers herself an anthropologist as much as an artist. Having briefly worked as a printer in Connecticut after graduation, Sergovich now works and lives in Upstate New York.

…If Blood Is Thicker Than Water

As an adopted child, the artist is physically at odds with her parents and culturally out of sync with her Korean heritage. Through this photographic project, she attempts to illustrate and decipher her dealings with the transracial adoption paradox. This phenomena is the development of a set of conflicting feelings concerning identity within a transracial adoptee, particularly those coming from a minority culture into Caucasian families. Part photographic inventory, part documentary, and part family album, Sergovich sets out to record her parents' lives to see where she fits in amongst all of their things. She takes on the perspective of the ‘other’, while simultaneously still belonging.

This work is an effort to unpack and explore feelings of guilt, identity, cultural socialization, and family, by reinforcing the ideals in such a way that the recreation can only be viewed as disturbing in its faultlessness. In turn, the work attempts to debunk the myths that are fed by preconceived notions connected to suburbia, the modern family, and to deconstruct those ideals with questions about exactly who’s perfect, and what we are trying to live up to.

To view more of their work please visit their website.

Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!

Anna Walker Skillman
Owner / Director
Jackson Fine Art
Atlanta, Georgia

The time has come! We are SO EXCITED to announce that Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Take a look at our list of curators for this issue and submit today!

About : Anna Walker Skillman has been a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 26 years, and has owned and directed Jackson Fine Art since 2003. Exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists, she continues her commitment to the arts in Atlanta and beyond.

See More!