Charles Arnold Lecture: Penelope Umbrico

Artist Penelope Umbrico will be speaking as part of the Charles Arnold Lecture Series.  The Charles Arnold Lecture Series brings speakers with experience, talent, insight, and discovery to the creative and intellectual culture of RIT in honor of Professor Charles Arnold’s contribution to the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and to the world of photography.  Penelope Umbrico’s installations, video, and digital media works utilize photo-sharing and consumer-to-consumer websites as an expansive archive to explore the production and consumption of images. Her work navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, the individual and the collective, with attention to the technologies that are produced by (and produce) these forces. Umbrico’s work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; MassMoCA, MA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; Art Museum Gosta, Finland; Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Daegu Photography Biennale, Korea; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany; Rencontres d’Arles, France; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia; among many others. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship; Sharpe-Walentas Studio Grant; Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship; Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Her monographs have been published by Aperture NYC and RVB Books Paris.

Catherine Zuromskis

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Thomas Gosnell Hall

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested