Artist Bio . . .

Michigan born and New England raised, Gwen Roth’s interest in photography sparked on her 12th birthday upon receiving her first point and shoot camera. Her dad showed her the basic principles of photography, and her mother, an accomplished artist, taught Gwen how to see creatively in the real world. She worked and saved and finally purchased her first serious 35mm camera at age 16.

Gwen earned her degree in Landscape Architecture at Michigan State University, subsequently practicing in that field. The birth of her first child renewed her passion for photography as she created a vast collection of family photos. Later living in Europe, she took thousands of pictures of her family's time there— a self-imposed travel photography program with a husband and two babies in tow! These experiences taught Gwen to see and compose on the fly. After fulfilling her roles as wife and mother, photography answered Gwen's next most vexing question: now what?

Gwen has exhibited throughout southeast Michigan, receiving awards along the way. Ongoing participation with healing art programs at local healthcare facilities continues to gratify her. Recent solo exhibitions include Huron Valley Council for the Arts, Livonia Arts Commission, Ann Arbor District Library, and Plymouth Community Arts Council. She looks forward to a future filled with photography.