Res (b. 1985, Paterson, New Jersey) received their BA in Sociology and Studio Art at Smith College and their MFA in Photography at Yale School of Art. They have exhibited work throughout the United States including at Danziger Gallery, New York; Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; and Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco. Their work has appeared in Vice Magazine, Girls Like Us, Newspaper and MATTE Magazine. In 2017 they were a winner of the Baxter Street Camera Club of New York Annual Juried Exhibition and published their first book, Towers of Thanks, with Loose Joints. Res currently lives and works between New York and Stockholm.
Thicker Than Water
Thicker than Water is a project that explores Res’ relationship with their father who has undergone an alienating transition due to illness and aging, resulting in unemployment and isolation. Presenting a nuanced portrait of the American family Thicker Than Water offers a dedicated exploration of masculinity following the trajectory of the “American Working Man” to locate a future for a group that is losing its footing from on top of the social hierarchy.
To view more of Res’s work please visit his website.