ARTIST STATEMENT: Ayasha Guerin is an artist and scholar based in Brooklyn, New York. Her art and writing concern themes of the urban/natural, public and private space, ecology, community and security. She shoots her analog photography on a Canon A-1 that has passed through three generations of family. It is the same camera that captured her baby photos.
Ayasha completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, where she studied Fine Art, Urban and Environmental Studies. She is currently a PhD candidate in NYU's American Studies department. Her research, writing and artwork engages questions about urban-environmental resiliency for waterfront communities and the sociopolitical relations that define the 21st century neoliberal city.