Adrienne Moumin: In Another Life

In this exhibition, artist Adrienne Moumin presents a collection of her works that display her unique style of photo collage. Geometric abstraction through repetition of images is key to Moumin's approach, as she endeavors to create optical effects in her pieces that vary with distance and perspective. Throughout the creation of her collages, which are all 100% handcrafted, Moumin strives to create drama. She employs her photographic medium to generate captivating images that appear as though they were computer generated, rather than meticulously forged by hand.

While at first many of Moumin’s monochromatic pieces may appear to be digitally created, closer inspection reveals the intricate texture and layering that go into each collage. Many of these collages are reimagined conceptualizations of simple structures, such as light fixtures, doorways, and arches. These simple structures are reborn through Moumin’s collages, to be presented in the way that Moumin experiences them. Many of the pieces are places or things that hold sentimental value to Moumin and evoke an emotional response.

Selected Images

ChicletBouquet of Lightspaper Lanterns

Chiclet (top left)

Bouquet of Lights (top right)

Paper Lanterns (bottom)

About the Artist

Adrienne Moumin is a visual artist based in New York, NY and Silver Spring, MD. Moumin specializes in printed black & white photography and handmade photo collage. She is best known for her “Architextures” photo series, which is inspired by architecture and urban landscapes. Her work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions since 1997, throughout the entire United States.


Adrienne Moumin: In Another Life is organized by the District Architecture Center in collaboration with the artist, Adrienne Moumin.

Executive Director: Mary Fitch, AICP, Hon. AIA
Exhibition and Programs Coordinator: Molly Ford
Printing production by BluEdge