Domenique Annoni (b. 1993, Michigan) is an image-based artist creating Vanitas in a contemporary context. The Vanitas are created in attempt to bridge conflicting opposites such as life and death through arrangement of natural and artificial objects. She meticulously pieces bits of glass back together to heal from the trauma of her past.
Annoni recently graduated with her MFA in December of 2020 and accepted a position to teach Photography at Eastern Michigan University. She has exhibited all over Michigan and was awarded first place in January 2021 at Greater Flint Arts Council's, GFAC Membership All Media Exhibition, juried by Megan McAdow. She was also invited to show with select members for the Michigan Artists Invitational, at GFAC in June 2021.
Annoni has been featured in several publications including Lenscratch, Pulp, and Cellar Roots. She is very active on Eastern Michigan University’s campus showing work in various exhibitions and publications, and was recently interviewed by The Eastern Echo. She was also a jury member for EMU Honors College, Photo Contest.
Her practice stems from her own family history and understanding of generational trauma and mental health. She uses her art practice as means of understanding the duality of mental health and the ongoing battle to maintain a healthy state of mind. Her art practice is a means for bridging together conflicting opposites through arrangement of disparate materials to reflect the duality of life and death, broken and mending, declination versus growth.