Brittany Atkinson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is currently resides in San Francisco. Her practice involves scanning images to capture digital light from tablets and laptop screens. She is able to scan perpetual photographs by swiping, zooming and digitally painting while every step is recorded. Each "digital painting" becomes fragmented and disassembled through multiple actions and has its own way of rendering itself. The final prints have a delicacy and subtle way of announcing themselves from the many layers of digital imprints.
Atkinson holds a BA in Fine Arts Photography from Oakland University and a MFA in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts with a concentration in photography. She was granted the Clyde & Co. Community Art Award and Barclay Simpson Award upon graduation from CCA. Her work was recently exhibited at Casemore Kirkeby and Minnesota Street Project.