Andrea Modica’s photographs have appeared in the pages of such preeminent publications as The New Yorker, Newsweek, Life Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Village Voice and Esquire (among others). The winner of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Grant, Professor Modica’s 1998 publication, Treadwell, is an acclaimed photographic collection of a fictitious rural upstate New York community which includes a forward written by Pulitzer Prize winner E. Annie Proulx. Other works by Professor Modica are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery and the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, France.
Professor Modica taught photography at the State University of New York – Oneonta for thirteen years, as well as holding positions at Princeton University, Parsons School of Design and the State University of New York College at Purchase. She joins Drexel’s Photography Program eager to help students discover their motivating force as she presents (but does not impose) her own aesthetic. Her teaching emphasizes a personal investigation and understanding of technique.
Professor Modica holds a BFA in Visual Arts and Art History from SUNY-Purchase.
(Photograph courtesy of Patty Cousins)