Domenique Annoni (b. 1993, Michigan) is an image-based artist creating Vanitas in a contemporary context. The Vanitas are created juxtaposing natural and artificial objects to remind the viewer of the fragility of life. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Photography at Eastern Michigan University where she received a Dorothy Lamming scholarship. Upon the completion of her thesis show, she is expected to graduate in December, 2020.
Annoni was granted a Teaching Assistantship and Graduate Assistantship during her time at Eastern Michigan University. She previously taught Introduction to Art, was a Graduate Assistant and Photography Lab Manager at EMU.
Annoni has been featured in several publications including Lenscratch and Pulp, Arts Around Ann Arbor. She is very active on Eastern Michigan University’s campus showing work in various exhibitions and publications. She has exhibited work at Ann Arbor Art Center, 96th Annual All Media Exhibition in Ann Arbor, MI, juried by Sarah Rose Sharp.
Her practice stems from her own family history and understanding of generational trauma and mental health. She uses her art practice as means of bridging conflicting opposites to show the duality of mental health. The dichotomy in these conflicting opposites such as broken and mending, dark and light are conveyed through arranging disparate materials.