Anneliese Hough

Anneliese Hough has been exhibiting in New Zealand as a fine-art photographer for the past 18 years as well as freelancing as a commercial photographer. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Art and Design from ideaschool ( Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, New Zealand), Where she was awarded top student and top research student of her year. Her graduate work is predominately in the media of printmaking. Hough describes the discovery of printmaking as a process that has added a new sense of alchemy to her work as she mixes photography with ink. Non-toxic and environmentally friendly printmaking techniques are a passion for her and she has explored this area extensively during her studies. Hough has always presented work that has voyeristic and feminine qualities. Her recent work relates to a study of language. Hough examined the way gender relates to language, femininity in language and the 'unconscious of text'. These works are mixed media: drypoint etch, monoprint, screenprint, photopolymer intaglio, collage and intron print. Most of the works are printed on found objects such as vintage book pages and envelopes.