portrait of the artist by her son Aaron.
the artist at 6 years old
Collage self portrait as a knight
the artist at 29 years old


Combining chance with a variety of lens based and cameraless approaches, Edie Bresler explores social and participatory engagement. For their artist residency at  the Boston Center for the Arts, Bresler created an alternate economy based on photography, trust and trade exchange. They recently invited participants to make cyanotypes together at Jamaica Pond, celebrating Frederick Olmstead's bicentennial and the Emerald Necklace. Bresler also regularly exhibits prints from several ongoing studio projects. For a series of hand sewn embroidered prints, Bresler inventively re-imagines other stories for a series of anonymous vernacular nineteenth century nudes. For a decade Bresler followed the trail of winning jackpot lottery winners back to the small, family-run stores where the ticket was sold.

Bresler is a recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, numerous awards from the Somerville Arts Council, and a Berkshire Taconic Resource Arts grant. Their projects have been featured on Good Morning America, PBS Greater Boston, Photograph Magazine, Lenscratch, Slate, Esquire, Photo District News, Business Insider, and more. Their photographs are part of permanent collections at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Danforth Museum of Art and Polaroid Corporation. Represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston they also direct the photography program at Simmons, a small liberal arts university.

Recent News and Exhibitions


Emerald Necklace Concervancy Project: a 200th birthday celebration for Frederick Olmstead, Sept 24, 2022

Chung24 Gallery July 12- Aug 20

San Francisco, CA

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