PENUMBRA ARTIST SERIES FALL 2016
Tuesday , November 15th, 2016
MILAGROS DE LA TORRE is an artist working with the photographic medium since 1991. Her images involve extensive research and examine intimate representations of violence, its residual effect on the individual, and the structures of remembrance. She studied Communication Sciences at the University of Lima and received a B.A. (Hons) in Photographic Arts from the London College of Communication. Her first solo exhibition, curated by Robert Delpire, was presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She received the Rockefeller Foundation Artist Grant and was awarded the Romeo Martinez Photography Prize and the Young Ibero-American Creators Prize. In 2003, her artist book Trouble de la Vue was published by Toluca Editions, Paris. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (2012), The Dora Maar Fellowship from The Brown Foundation (2014), The Peter S. Reed Foundation Award in Photography (2016) and was the recipient of a ‘Merited Person of Culture Award’ from the Minister of Culture in Peru (2016). Her work has been exhibited broadly and is part of permanent museum collections in America and Europe. In 2012, The Americas Society, N.Y. presented "Observed", a solo show, curated by Prof. Edward J. Sullivan and the Museo de Arte de Lima, MALI honored her with a mid-career retrospective exhibition. Born in Peru, De la Torre lives and works in New York.
Tuesday , November 8th, 2016
SUNÉ WOODS is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work takes the form of multi-channel video installations, photographs, and collage. Woods practice examines absences and vulnerabilities within cultural and social histories. She also uses microsomal sites such as family to understand larger sociological phenomenon, imperialist mechanisms, & formations of knowledge. She is interested in how language is emoted, guarded, and translated through the absence/presence of a physical body.
She has participated in residencies at Headlands Center of the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Light Work. Woods is a recipient of the Visions from the New California initiative, The John Gutmann Fellowship Award, and The Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer.
Tuesday , November 1st, 2016
Born in Atlanta, GA, MEGHANN RIEPENHOFF is based in Bainbridge Island, WA and San Francisco, CA. She received a BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute, where she is a member of the visiting faculty. Her work is represented by Yossi Milo Gallery and Euqinom Projects. She has been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, Galerie du Monde, San Francisco Camerawork, Aperture, and the Center for Fine Art Photography. Her work is in the collections of the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Worcester Art Museum, and has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Aperture PhotoBook Review, The New York Times, TIME Magazine Lightbox, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is the recipient of a Fleishhacker Foundation grant, and is speaking at What Light Can Do, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming lecture series.
Tuesday , October 25th, 2016
SARAH PALMER was born in San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn. She is an artist and an educator whose work has been exhibited most recently in "Original Copy" at the 2016 SPRING/BREAK Art Show, as well as at the Foam_fotografiemuseum and the Wild Project in recent years. She was awarded the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize and made a self-published artist book, Waves, in late 2015 and early 2016.
Tuesday , October 18th, 2016
AN-MY LÈ was born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960. She left Vietnam during the final year of the war in 1975 before finding a home as a political refugee in the U.S. Lê received an MFA from Yale University in 1993, and between 1994 and 1998 she made several trips back to Vietnam to discover and photograph her native country in peacetime. Since then Lê has explored the military conflicts that have framed the last half-century of American history: the war in Vietnam and the war in Iraq. But she approaches these events obliquely; instead of addressing her subject by creating reportage of actual conflict, she photographs places where war is psychologically anticipated, processed, and relived: Vietnam War re-enactments in Virginia and North Carolina (in her series Small Wars); and the US Marines’ training in the “virtual” Afghanistan and Iraq of the Californian desert (in 29 Palms). Lê has had solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Art Museum, the Charles Scott Gallery at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg; DIA: Beacon, New York; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and P.S.1 MoMA, New York, among many other institutions. Lê is the recipient of numerous awards, including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation in 2012. She is a professor of Photography at Bard College.
Tuesday , October 11th, 2016
ASPEN MAYS was born in 1980 in Asheville, North Carolina and received her MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. She has had solo exhibitions of her work at the Center for Ongoing Projects & Research in Columbus, Ohio and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her work has also been included in the recent exhibitions, State of the Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Tales from a Dark Room at the New Mexico Museum of Art, and Double Back: Photographic Reflexivity at the University of Maryland. She is currently Assistant Professor at California College of the Arts. Mays lives and works in Oakland, California.
Tuesday , October 4th, 2016
EILEEN QUINLAN was born in Boston, MA and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Columbia University. Quinlan frequently participates in group shows and has mounted more than a dozen solo shows internationally since 2005. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art LA, and FRAC (Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain), France, among others. Recent shows include joint solo exhibitions at Campoli Presti Galleries in London and Paris, and group exhibitions Image Support at Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Transmission, Recreation and Repetition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Lens Work at LACMA in Los Angeles, and New Photography at the Museum of Modern Artand What Is a Photograph at the International Center for Photography, both in New York. Quinlan's work is represented by Miguel Abreu Gallery, in New York.
AN EVENING WITH SUSAN DERGES (in conversation with NAomi Itami)
Friday , September 16th, 2016 | 7:00PM
Born in London, England in 1955, SUSAN DERGES currently lives and works in Dartmoor, Devon. From 1973-1976 she studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in London. From 1981 to 1985 she lived and worked in Japan, returning to London in 1986 with the influences of Japanese minimalism and integrating this into her discovery of camera-less photography processes. Throughout her career Derges has been the recipient of many awards, fellowships, and residencies where she has been able to further pursue her artistic interest in science. She has received residencies at the Museum of the History of Science attached to the University of Oxford, The Eden Project Education Centre in Cornwall, Stour Valley Arts Project in Kings Wood, Kent, and Maudsley Hospital in London, among others. She has been exhibited throughout the world in both solo and group exhibitions. Her work has been exhibited at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London, Johyun Gallery in Seoul, Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, Paul Gasmin Gallery in New York, Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, and Tokyo Design Centre, among many others. Her work can be found in many collections, including: Arts Council of England, Victoria & Albert Museum, San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Eden Project, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hara Art Museum, among others. Susan Derges is represented by Purdy Hicks Gallery in London and Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh. Derges latest New York exhibition will be opening on September 14th, 2016 at Danziger Gallery.
Naomi Itami is a cross-disciplinary artist working in lens-based media and sound. Formerly an international opera singer, she holds several Masters degrees including one from the LCC in Photography. She writes on the arts and is a frequent contributor to various publications including Hotshoe Magazine, Photomonitor and LensCulture. A Bay Area native, she currently resides in London, UK.
PENUMBRA ARTIST SERIES WINTER/SPRING 2016
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
HANNAH WHITAKER is an artist and Triple Canopy contributing editor based in New York. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from ICP/Bard College. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris, and Locust Projects in Miami. She recently published her first book, Peer to Peer, with Mörel Books. In 2012, she was nominated for the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Prize.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Bay Area photographer JOHN CHIARA captures cityscapes in a process that incorporates a hybrid of photographic media. He creates one-of-a-kind photographs in a variety of hand-built cameras, the largest of which is a 50” x 80” field camera transported by the artist on a flatbed trailer. Once a location is selected, he situates and then physically enters the camera, maneuvering in near total darkness positive color photographic paper on the camera’s back wall. Throughout the exposure, he controls how the light enters the lens by using his hands to burn and dodge in the image. These large-scale photographs are developed by hand in a spinning drum process that agitates the chemistry over the photographic paper that lines the interior of the drum – a process that often leaves behind traces on the resulting image.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
SHARON HARPER's work explores technology and perception in relation to the natural world. She is the recipient of a John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography and has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center and the Monastery of Halsnøy, Norway. Her work is in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Harvard Art Museums, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in Santa Barbara, California, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and The New York Public Library among other collections. She received an MFA in photography and related media from the School of Visual Art in New York. She is currently Professor of Visual Art, Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
March 29th, 2016
Born in London and based in New York, LUCY HELTON received her master’s degree in fine art photography from Hartford Art School, CT, in 2014. Her first book "Actions of Consequence" was nominated for the MACK First Book Award 2014, shortlisted for the Kassel Dummy Award 2015, and The Anamorphosis Prize 2015. "Actions of Consequence" was also included in the 2015 Best Photo Book selection by the Humble Arts Foundation. Her most recent book "Transmission" (Silas Finch, 2015) is a communication from our future to our recent past and it was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award 2015. Helton is immersed in photo book making and has participated in various book fairs and festivals in New York, L.A., London, Germany and France.
March 22th, 2016
JOHN CYR (b. 1981) is a New York based photographer and Assistant Professor of Photographic Imaging at Suffolk County Community College. Cyr earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2010 and his work has been featured in various publications including the New York Times, BBC News, ARTnews, TIME, NPR, Popular Photography, the Telegraph and Photo District News and is the author of the powerHouse published monograph, Developer Trays. Cyr's photography is represented in many notable public and private collections including: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York; The Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.; and The New York Public Library, New York, New York. John Cyr is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.
March 8th, 2016
VICTOR SIRA is a Venezuela-born photographer/artist whose work has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Andrea Frank Foundation Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Sira is a faculty member at the ICP–Bard MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, where he teaches the course The Book: Imaginary Studio, A Non Stop Process. In 2011, he co-founded, with Shiori Kawasaki, Bookdummypress (bdp), a publishing company, studio, and bookstore that specializes in artist publications.
March 1st, 2016
At age thirteen, CHRIS McCAW’s mom forced him to take a photo course at the community center. He got hooked instantly. Concurrently, McCaw spent his youth in the punk and skateboarding scenes, taking the “DIY” motto of those cultures and applying it to photography. The first camera he built in 1995 was a 7x17” view camera to make contact negatives for platinum prints. Over the ensuing decades—and particularly with his Sunburn project—McCaw has used photographic materials, especially expired gelatin silver paper, in groundbreaking ways. His work is held in numerous public collections, and in 2012 a monograph Sunburn was published by Candela Books. His second solo exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery will be opening on March 4th. 2016.
PENUMBRA ARTIST SERIES FALL 2015
December 1st., 2015
VERA LUTTER was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany. After receiving a diploma in fine arts from the Munich Academy in 1990, she studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition to several solo shows, Lutter has undertaken a number of commissions. Recent solo shows include The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2005); Foundation Beyeler, Switzerland (2008); Carré d’art Musée d’Art contemporain, Nimes (2012); “Inverted Worlds,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2015, traveling to New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, through 2016); and “This is a Photograph,” Penland Gallery and Visitors Center, North Carolina (2016). Lutter’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, among others. Lutter was the recipient of the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Grant in 1993, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2001, and the Pollock–Krasner Foundation Grant in 2002.
November 24th, 2015
YAMINI NAYAR was raised between Detroit, MI and New Delhi, India, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Nayar has held residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, Center for Photography at Woodstock , Art Academy of Cincinnati, was recently an NYU Visiting Artist Scholar and a recipient of an Art Matters Foundation research grant to travel to Chandigarh, India. Nayar has exhibited her work internationally at venues including the Museum of Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, DeCordova Museum, MA, Sharjah Biennial, UAE, Saatchi Gallery, UK. Nayar's work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Solomon Guggenheim Museum NY, Saatchi Museum, Queensland Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Queens Museum and US Arts in Embassies. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and magazines including Passages: Indian Art Today (Daab Media, 2014), Lines of Control, Partition as a Productive Space (Green Cardamom 2012), Unfixed: Postcolonial Photography in Contemporary Art (Jap Sam Books, 2013); and Manual for Treason: Sharjah Biennial (2011), and featured in the New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, Art India, Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, Vogue India, Artpapers, and Art Economist. She is the recipient of a 2014 Art Matters grant, and is as a Thesis Advisor in the MFA Photography Dept of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Nayar's work is represented by Thomas Erben, New York and Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai.
November 17th, 2015
DILLON DEWATERS is an artist working in traditional and experimental photography and video. He received his MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from the International Center of Photography/Bard College in 2010, where he was awarded the ICP Director’s Fellowship in 2009, and his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University in 2002. He has participated in many group exhibitions, including, “Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship,” at Higher Pictures gallery in summer 2012, “Useful Pictures” at Michael Matthews Gallery and “Beyond the Barrier” at the Camera Club of New York, both in spring 2013, and “Lightplay” at Moscow’s Gallery 21 in winter 2013. In 2012, he was awarded a Tierney Fellowship by the Tierney Family Foundation. He has been Director of Photography and Imaging at Vik Muniz Studio since 2011. His work was published in Conveyor 5: Spectre // Spectrum, and he was commissioned by Conveyor to create the Indigo artist’s book for their “Visible Spectrum” book series. His work was included in The Future is Forever exhibition at ICP at Mana Contemporary.
November 10th, 2015
JON GOODMAN may be considered the catalyst in the modern revival of the photogravure process. He is a master printer of photogravure and a photographer. Goodman came to photogravure as a photographer and continues to make his own creative pictures with the camera. His landscape and still life prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally; outside of this country he has had one-person exhibitions in Scotland, France and Switzerland. His work has been collected by many museums, among them the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museé de L’Elysée (Lausanne, Switzerland) and the Bibliothèque National (Paris). In 2005, Goodman published Photography in High Places: The Work of Bradford Washburn. This lavish portfolio printed in an edition of 100 (10 of which are limited Chine-collé) represents Goodman’s foray into the publishing marketplace.
November 3rd, 2015
MARINA BERIO's work interrogates the material underpinnings of photography. She has made family pictures out of blood, and large-scale charcoal drawings of her negatives. Berio studied photography, drawing, sculpture and art history in college, and then earned her MFA in Photography at Bard. She has been awarded grants by the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation, and been invited to several residencies including the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Millay. She has exhibited at various art spaces internationally, including Michael Steinberg Fine Arts, Von Lintel Gallery, Smack Mellon, and Artists Space in New York; Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art in Boston; Les Rencontres d’Arles, Galerie Camera Obscura in Paris; and Otto Zoo and Acta International in Italy. Her work has been published in Conveyor, Foam and Fantom. Berio is Chair of the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography in New York.mageI
October 27th, 2015
KUNIÉ SUGIURA was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942. She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, in 1967. Since she arrived in the United States from Japan in 1963, Kunié Sugiura has created innovative works that expand the uses of photography while exploring its relationship with drawing and painting. By the early 1970s, she had established the paradigms for her mature work: a lifelong interest in multimedia experimentation and the photographic manipulation of images from nature. In 1980, while searching for a way to make more dynamic drawings, she adopted the classic black and white photogram technique which she has used ever since. Works by Kunié Sugiura have been exhibited at major museums throughout Japan, Europe, and the United States and are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, among many others. Sugiura is represented by Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects in New York, NY.
October 20th, 2015
PAULA McCARTNEY makes photographs and artists’ books that explore the idea of constructed landscapes and the way that people interact with and manipulate the natural world. McCartney earned an M.F.A. in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has received grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her work has been exhibited across the US and is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Museum of Modern Art’s Artist Book Collection.Princeton Architectural Press published her first monograph, Bird Watching, in 2010. Her second monograph, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice, was published by Silas Finch in 2014.
October 13th, 2015
LOTHAR OSTERBURG is known as one of the foremost photogravure artists in the country who is also working on stop motion video collaborations with his wife, composer and performer Elizabeth Brown. A 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship recipient, the same year he also received an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Bard College research grant, he has been awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts grants for printmaking in 2003 and 2009, a grant from the AEV Foundation in 2009 and residencies at MacDowell in 1996, 1997 and 2002, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 1999 and a 2011 residency at the Liguria Studies Center of the Bogliasco Foundattion in Italy. Exhibition highlights include major shows at ICPNA in Lima, Peru in 2010, the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA in 2007, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College in 2002, the Zoller Gallery at Penn State University in 2003 as well as part of the 2013 100 year anniversary show at Grand Central Terminal “On Time”. His work has been shown in solo shows at Lesley Heller Workspace in 2009, 2011 and 2015, Moeller Fine Art in 2003, 2004 (New York) and 2011 (Berlin), as well as Wendy Cooper Gallery in Madison, WI, Lunday Fine Art in Houston, TX and many more. He received a degree in printmaking and experimental film from the Art Academy (HbK) Braunschweig, Germany. After moving to the US in 1987 he worked in various print studios including as Master Printer at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. He started his own print studio specializing in photogravure in 1993, moving it to New York City in 1994. He has taught photogravure workshops across the country, from Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Maui’s Hui No’Eau Visual Arts Center, RISD, Mass Art or Tulane. Having taught at Columbia University and Cooper Union he has been on the faculty of Bard College for more than 15 years.
October 6th, 2015
American photographer ANDREW MOORE (born 1957) is widely acclaimed for his photographic series, usually taken over many years, which record the effect of time on the natural and built landscape. These series include work from Cuba, Russia, Times Square, Detroit, and the High Plains of the United States. His newest book, entitled Dirt Meridian, is published by Damiani Editore and will be released in the Fall of 2015. The photographs were made over a ten-year period along the lands that lie west of the 100 the meridian and addresses the history and mythology of this region known as “flyover country”. The book also includes a preface by the noted author Kent Haruf, as well other essays and an extensive set of endnotes. Moore’s photographs are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress amongst many other institutions. He has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Council on the Arts, the JM Kaplan Fund, and the Cissy Patterson Foundation. Moore’s other publications include Detroit Disassembled, Making History, Governors Island, Russia; Beyond Utopia, Cuba and Inside Havana. He also produced and photographed "How to draw a bunny," a documentary feature film on the artist Ray Johnson. The movie premiered at the 2002 Sundance Festival, where it won a Special Jury prize. Presently he teaches a graduate seminar in the MFA Photography Video and Related Media program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
2013 - Robert A. Schaefer Jr., Harvey Stein, Julie Pochron, Lauren Henkin, and Harvey Wang
2011 - Joni Sternbach, Marcia Lippman, and Lori Nix
2010 - Dan Estabrook, Bryan Whitney, and Edward Fausty