Andrea Modica the Intimacy of Time


Andrea Modica is a renowned photographer based out of Philadelphia. Her works extends from landscape, still life, even baseball to famously large scale camera portraitures. Juggling between the known and the unknown by addressing a variety of themes and individuals, Andrea Modica blurs the limits of time and space while offering the audience photographs with infinite possibilities.

Andrea Modica was born in Brooklyn, New-York, and now lives in Philadelphia. She teaches photography at Drexel University & the International Center of Photography in addition to being a renowned and acclaimed photographer internationally. She first wanted to be a painter and entered the Brooklyn Museum Art School with a painting career in mind.  Fascinated by abstract expressionism since her young age, it’s at Purchase College, the State University of New-York that she took on photography classes and officially decided to swap her brushes against a camera.

Determined to be an artist ‘no matter what‘, she studied platinum printing with Yale School of Art teacher Jed Devine, already intrigued by the alternative printing processes.

Andrea Modica was primarily largely recognized for the Barbara and Treadwell series.

It is in 1986 that Andrea met Barbara and her large family of 14 children. Young, full of ambition and far from the urban environments to which she was accustomed, Andrea developed an interest for this rural family both personally and professionally. After a fifteen years relationship, the entire group became the subject of an important number of works appearing in the Treadwell & Barabra monographs. In October 2007, Barbara died of severe diabetes, leaving behind a great friendship and a generous photo registry.

Treadwell traces the life of this rural family from childhood to adulthood using the big 8×10 ” camera Modica is known for. The platinum print series, created in a editions of 20, offer a poetic and poignant reality resulting from an evolutive practice created by the intimacy developed between both the artist and her subjects.

Like the girls' school, like the halfway house, like the town Sicily, like Barbara and her family, it's a group of people that let me come back and photograph again and again. Which is what I do.

— Andrea Modica


Andrea Modica creates her photographs using an 8×10 camera and Kodak Tri-x films. Of a size and a considerable weight, the artist camera allows her to consider photography from a meditative angle as she can focus on precision and minutia with her subjects.

Far from being reluctant to the temporal consequences that such a device can impose, she rather embraces this slow and deliberate process and benefits from its intimate feel. 

Modica’s photographs are the result of a hand-coated platinum process method performed by herself in her darkroom studio. Using 8×10 platinum palladium print by contact, printed on transparent vellum paper or graphic layout paper, trimmed and then affixed to an 11×14 archival drawing paper, the photographs are unique, being a part of a meticulous technic used in the 19th century and guaranteeing life span of a thousand years. The hand-coated platinum process nevertheless promises rich tones, spectacular visual effect and a unique result.

Still attached to the darkroom process, Andrea Modica works for hours in solitary, she is attached to the fulfillment that comes from such a traditional method.


'' The camera is big and heavy and the process is slow and deliberate, permitting information to unfold before the lens. The results remain suprising and endlessly interesting to me. ''

— Andrea Modica

Caeser Fresian, Tenectomy of the long digital extension tendon, 2014. Upcoming is a book of photographs made at a horse clinic in Italy, titled Discipline Equestri.

Whatever she photographs, she also feels it. Horrified, delighted, surprised, the intensity and uncertainty required by Modica’s technical process stands out of the documentary aspect of photography. The entire narrative of the photographs is rarely precised or revealed making us wonder about possible contexts, subjects. The artist however juxtaposes beauty and meaning, tension over simplicity, sensuality on darkness creating this way a never ending dialogue between her audience and the images.


Andrea Modica is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fullbright Scholar  and is also the recipient of the Akron Art Museum’s 2015 Knights Purchase Award which recognizes the achievements of a living artist who made or is still making major contributions in the field of photography.

Her photographs have been parts of an impressive amounts of solo and group exhibitions, especially at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts.

She’s also been featured in  many magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek and American Photo.

You can find Modica’s photographs in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House, and the Bibliotheque Nationale.

Her books include Treadwell, Minor League, Barbara, Human Being, Foutain and most recently As We Wait. Her most recent monograph is a collection of portraits of Mummer Wenches, titled January 1.

'' Sometimes something is so frightening I must look at it this closely or dismiss it altogether. Sometimes it's so stunningly beautiful I feel completely left out. With either extreme, photographing makes me have to deal with it. ''

— Andrea Modica

Spring & Summer 2019 at The Print Atelier




*Maude is here with american artist Eric Pickersgill


Artists / Artistes :

Reiner Riedler   Molly Soda   Eric Pickersgill
Holly Andres  Satoshi Fujiwara  Bettina Hoffman
Brendan Geaorge Ko  Sian Davey

Art Souterrain it’s :

150 000 visitors/visiteurs
75 000 social medias shared/réseaux sociaux

Amazing Press !!!
Nombre record d’articles de presse
mettant en vedette les artistes présentés par Maude :

Le Monde, La vie des Arts,
The Eye of Photography, The Concordian +++

*From March 2nd – 24th, 2019

By Holly Andres

By Brendan George Ko

By Eric Pickersgill

By Siân Davey

By Bettina Hoffmann

By Reiner Riedler


Maude Arsenault


États féminins en mouvance, essai n ° 1,
March 20th – 23th 2019
@ Galerie ERGA

And it was a HUGE success!!!

Thank you to the hundreds of people who came by
& for the collectors who left with a piece of Maude’s work !




Summer is almost here !!!
It might not be the best time to visit
galleries or museum…

But what’s best then browsing ART while you’re
enjoying a martini under the shade ?

Watch out for our upcoming Fall program…

We are working hard to put together an amazing new selection of works, artists
amazing new content!

***Be in touch if there’s anything we should be aware of.

Art Souterrain - Maude Arsenault Commissaire invité

Art Souterrain 2019

Maude Arsenault is Curating the international photography program!

Maude Arsenault s’associe à Art Souterrain pour un festival d’art public unique en son genre, s’étendant sur 6 km durant 3 semaines du 2 mars au 24 mars 2019 !


Artistes invités :

Reiner Riedler
Molly Soda
Sian Davey
Eric Pickersgill
Holly Andres
Satoshi Fujiwara
Bettina Hoffman
Brendan Geaorge Ko

Maude Arsenault, Curator / Commissaire invitée

ART SOUTERRAIN’S FESTIVAL  is back for its 11th edition in the heart of the Montreal's underground city.

From March 2nd to 24th, 2019, contemporary art will invest 6 km of Montreal’s underground pedestrian network and 8 satellite venues to present, for 3 weeks, contemporary works of art by 60 local and international artists around the theme:

“The true of the false”

The works selected by the 3 Curators: Maude Arsenault, Martin Le Chevalier & Joyce Yahouda, will be available at all time for free.

In addition, the Festival will offer mediation activities and artistic discoveries.

Check out ARTSOUTERRAIN‘s website for all the details…

LE FESTIVAL ART SOUTERRAIN est de retour pour une 11 édition au cœur de la métropole.

Du 2 au 24 mars 2019, l’art contemporain investira 6 km du réseau piétonnier souterrain de Montréal et 8 lieux satellites pour présenter, pendant 3 semaines, des œuvres d’art contemporain d’une soixantaine d’artistes locaux et internationaux autour du thème:

« Le Vrai du Faux »

Les œuvres sélectionnées par les 3 commissaires: Maude Arsenault, Martin Le Chevallier et Joyce Yahouda, seront accessibles en tout temps gratuitement.

De plus le Festival proposera des activités de médiation et de découvertes artistiques.


South Africa by LM Chabot

We are proud to present South Africa, a new series by LM Chabot.

We are proud to finally present the new series of works South Africa shot by the powerful and inspired duo
LM Chabot.

The artists, shot those photographs entirely on film, while they spent 4 months road tripping around South Africa in 2016.

Working on the study of colours and shapes and always inspired by nature in its raw state, the new series is pure representation of LM Chabot signature style, offering beautiful, vivid, graphic and intimate images where composition, symmetry and history comes together.



It’s finally this time of the year where we get to enjoy the heat, relax by the pool, spend long hours reading and why not, discover new Artists and Artworks !

What could be a better place to do this then Online!
From the comfort of your lounge chair, let yourself immerse in the discovery of inspiring works from our talented artists…

New works by
Guillaume Hébert

We are excited to launch a new series by Guillaume Hébert developed during his recent trip to Europe.

Guillaume’s work is related to a form of expressionism. He captures the passage of time and changes by noticing the small elements of an ever evolving life journey.

What he is looking for at first and foremost, are unusual and transitory scenes that nobody notices despite their interest, incredible colour schemes or emotional evocation. Observation is the key to his approach.

Fall 2017

The 2017 start of the  "Art season"  brought a lot of excitement to The Print Atelier !

First, Mobilità, the exhibition, a brand new website, a new collaboration with an established art gallery and fabulous new artists to discover !

On September 19, renowned curators Joyce Yahouda and Maude Arsenault gathered over 350 people to launch Mobilità, a contemporary art event presented by Genesis Motors Canada.

Mobilità is about being alive as a form of movement and seizing the opportunity as it comes. Mobilità is a striking encounter between an up-and-coming car and an open-minded, fluid selection of contemporary art reflecting people, places, shapes and ideas.

The event featured close to thirty artworks, including photography, video, and sculpture, by Canadian and international artists Max Abadian, Maude Arsenault, Jacques Bilodeau, Annie Briard, David Ellingsen, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Nicolas Mavrikakis, François Ollivier, Le Pigeon, Alana Riley, Stephen Schofield, Daniel Shipp, Victor Vargas Villafuerte, Louise Viger, Paul Wong and Lee Yanor.



Browse through a more interactive design, the new THE PRINT ATELIER platform offers a more exciting and intuitive way to discover and research works & artists.

Experience new sections such as our Curated COLLECTIONS, exciting new COLLABORATIONS, interviews with art stars CURATORS and tons of BLOG posts bringing you fresh and inspiring content from the art world.

Joyce Yahouda collection

The Print Atelier is proud to partner with established curator and gallery owner Joyce Yahouda through a selection of art works of Joyce’s choice.

Since 2002, Joyce Yahouda has been the director / curator of Joyce Yahouda Gallery promoting contemporary art in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, performance, photography, installation, sculpture, video, web based and digital art.

We are excited to be offering this selection of works curated by Joyce, now available online at The Print Atelier!

The Print Atelier teams up with Art Money. The new way to buy art !!!
Take your art home and pay for it later. 10 payments. Interest free.
Visit Art Money here.

We are so happy to introduce Linda Rutenberg as part of our collective!

Linda started as a fine art photographer 30 years ago. She has a BFA in film and music and an MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Linda has taught photography and worked on projects which have resulted in fifteen publications and numerous exhibitions.

Her fine artwork has been exhibited internationally and most recently in Canada, the US and England. Her photography series including her latest work The Gaspé Peninsula are all explorations of the relationship between the environment and its people.

Linda’s work has been purchased by many prominent corporate collections, it is in the National Gallery of Canada and the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris.



The Print Atelier & Joyce Yahouda Gallery

Partner with Genesis Motors Canada for an exclusive contemporary art event!



Max Abadian, Maude Arsenault, Jacques Bilodeau, Annie Briard, David Ellingsen, Moridja Kitenge, Nicolas Mavrikakis, François Ollivier, Le Pigeon, Alana Riley, Stephen Schofield, Daniel Shipp, Victor Vargas Villafuerte, Louise Viger, Paul Wong, Lee Yanor

Watch the video...Discover Mobilità !

This video was produced by Fiz Studio

On September 19, renowned curators Joyce Yahouda and Maude Arsenault launched Mobilità, a contemporary art event presented by Genesis Motors Canada.

Mobilità is about being alive as a form of movement and seizing the opportunity as it comes. Mobilità is a striking encounter between an up-and-coming car and an open-minded, fluid selection of contemporary art reflecting people, places, shapes and ideas.

The event featured close to thirty artworks, including photography, video, and sculpture, by Canadian and international artists Max Abadian, Maude Arsenault, Jacques Bilodeau, Annie Briard, David Ellingsen, Moridja Kitenge Banza, Nicolas Mavrikakis, François Ollivier, Le Pigeon, Alana Riley, Stephen Schofield, Daniel Shipp, Victor Vargas Villafuerte, Louise Viger, Paul Wong and Lee Yanor.

“Mobilità is movement, the capacity to move; it is mobility. We live in a mobile era, undoubtedly more than ever before in the history of non-nomadic cultures.

If instability and the absence of seemingly immutable material or emotional bonds constitute the fragile face of mobility, the notion is also paired with a number of desirable conditions, such as fluidity, flexibility, adaptability, accessibility, diversity, exchange, freedom and discovery – all of which hold strength. As Lafontaine’s reed that merely bends when the winds blow wild.

Mobilità is about having seized the opportunity as it passed, one that allowed for the meeting of two curators who produced an open-minded, fluid selection of  works of contemporary art by Canadian and international artists.

Movement in these works is temporal; it traverses history or intervenes in the space-time continuum of a landscape; it is physical, visible or intensely contained; it is lyrical and suggested; it is expressed through song and dance; it is documented; it is conveyed by ideas or empathy; it is shaped in clay and stilled behind a lens.

Mobilità is being alive.”

– Jennifer Couëlle

Following the opening, last night, you are now able to continue exploring Mobilità as a collection in Browse art here on The Print Atelier.

View here the fabulous video of the evening including interviews with the curators: Joyce Yahouda and Maude Arsenault.  Browse through images of the evening and take a closer look at the works and learn more about the artists through Mobilità’s collection only for a limited time.

For over three decades, Joyce Yahouda has been promoting emerging and established artists. As director and curator of Joyce Yahouda Gallery, she has served on the boards of several art organizations. She is co-founder and one of the curators of HB, a portfolio magazine dedicated to contemporary drawing. In 2012, her gallery received the AGAC award for Gallery Owner of the Year. She has organized exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Rio, and Montreal, promoting Quebec artists working in various disciplines, and is currently working on a variety of projects in Canada and abroad.

The event Mobilità is a prestigious partnership between contemporary art and a luxury automotive brand, Genesis.

Thanks to our sponsor Genesis who competes with top, luxury automotive brands with vehicles that deliver refined performance and athletic elegance in design. Distinguishing Genesis is a focus on delivering a stress-free, human-centred customer experience. Through the Genesis at Home concierge-style service, Genesis comes to you, the customer, for test drive, purchase, and maintenance.

With Genesis, Canadian creative professionals like Maude Arsenault save the time they need to better pursue their passions.

This unique exhibition gives art lovers multiple touch points to explore fascinating artwork. Thanks to Genesis we’re able to provide a customized art experience.” says Maude Arsenault, curator of The Print Atelier.

Genesis goes beyond offering exceptional vehicles by providing a human-centred purchase and ownership experience based on an understanding of the value of time," says Michael Ricciuto, Brand Director of Genesis.


"By supporting Mobilità, we’re empowering one of our talented ambassadors to spend time on what she loves.”

A total of six new Genesis models will launch by 2021 and will compete with the world’s most renowned luxury automotive brands. All Genesis vehicles sold in Canada feature set, all-inclusive pricing, Genesis at Home concierge for sales and service, complimentary scheduled maintenance, an excellent comprehensive warranty, and more.

Visit to learn more.