Anthony Marchetti completed a BA at Gustavus Adolphus College and an MFA at the University of Minnesota. Currently, he is a full-time faculty member at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and also serves as adjunct photography instructor at the University of Minnesota. A two-time Minnesota State Arts Board recipient, two-time Bush Fellowship finalist, and a McKnight fellow in 2007 and 2013, his work has been exhibited regionally and nationally, including: the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; Minnesota Museum of American Art; Rochester Center for the Arts; Vermont Center for Photography; Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York; SUNY, Fredonia, New York; the Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco; and Casa del Tunel, Tijuana, Mexico.
While working as a "turn" painter, painting apartments after previous renters left and before new tenants arrived, I used an 8 x 10 view camera to photograph detritus left behind by former residents. Assuming the dimensions and depth of portraiture, the resulting images reveal partial narratives about people’s lives. Rooms have become containers for evidence: each mark on the wall, imprint on the carpet, and abandoned object offers a glimpse into private lives of previous residents. These “in between moments,” present evidentiary facts that insinuate a past never made explicit while claiming individuality in the midst of overwhelming architectural conformity and banality.