Elaine Duigenan is an artist based in London. Her primary medium is photography, but she is always experimenting in new media. Recently during a residency at Keats House, Hampstead, she devised a project which explored the use of pressed flowers in contemporary art. This resulted in an installation in Keats bedroom and the hanging of image based textile panels in key rooms of the house.

A key reason for working with museums such as Keats House (and including The Wellcome Collection and The Hunterian Museum) is that Elaine is fascinated by specific objects and her work frequently takes an intense look at the ‘ordinary’ in order to elevate it. Elaine both finds and makes her subject matter. One of her longstanding techniques is to use a scanner as camera and this work is exemplified by the V&A in their online History of Photographic Processes.

Elaine has exhibited internationally and has work in collections which include the V&A and The Museum of Fine Art in Houston. Her work is represented in the US by Klompching Gallery (New York). In 2009 one of her images was flown to space by Astronaut Leland Melvin on the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Alongside making her own series’ of work for exhibition, she undertakes artist residencies and works alongside institutions to devise and deliver special projects.


‘Blossfeldt’s Apprentice’ from Elaine Duigenan on Vimeo.