Penelope Umbrico

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Everyone’s Photos Any License (654 of 1,146,034 Full Moons on Flickr, November 2015), 2015, digital c-prints, variable sizesEveryone’s Photos Any License (654 of 1,146,034 Full Moons on Flickr, November 2015), 2015, digital c-prints, variable sizes

Everyone’s Photos Any License (654 of 1,146,034 Full Moons on Flickr, November 2015), 2015,

digital c-prints, variable sizes

Suns (From Sunsets) from Flickr, 2006-ongoing 4x6 inch machine printsSuns (From Sunsets) from Flickr, 2006-ongoing 4x6 inch machine prints

Suns (From Sunsets) from Flickr, 2006-ongoing

4x6 inch machine prints

Mirrors (from catalogs), 2002-2007 8 x 8 in. Mirrors (from catalogs), 2002-2007 8 x 8 in. 

Mirrors (from catalogs), 2002-2007

8 x 8 in. 

Sun-in-hand, 2012-2016 48 digital c-prints, each 4 x 6 inches, mounted together 35 x 38 inches p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica}  Sun-in-hand, 2012-2016 48 digital c-prints, each 4 x 6 inches, mounted together 35 x 38 inches p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica}  

Sun-in-hand, 2012-2016

48 digital c-prints, each 4 x 6 inches, mounted together

35 x 38 inches

 

Screenshot 2015-11-04 18.44.53 / Grey Filter, 2015 archival pigment print 40 x 40 in.  Screenshot 2015-11-04 18.44.53 / Grey Filter, 2015 archival pigment print 40 x 40 in.  

Screenshot 2015-11-04 18.44.53 / Grey Filter, 2015

archival pigment print

40 x 40 in.

 

Screenshot 2015-11-07 18.34.11 / Pink Filter, 2015 Archival pigment print 40x40 in.  Screenshot 2015-11-07 18.34.11 / Pink Filter, 2015 Archival pigment print 40x40 in.  

Screenshot 2015-11-07 18.34.11 / Pink Filter, 2015

Archival pigment print

40x40 in.

 

Screenshot 2015-11-24 18.14.32 / Blue Filter, 2015 Archival pigment print 40x40 in.Screenshot 2015-11-24 18.14.32 / Blue Filter, 2015 Archival pigment print 40x40 in.

Screenshot 2015-11-24 18.14.32 / Blue Filter, 2015

Archival pigment print

40x40 in.

Four photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, 1903-1913, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1930-1940, 1935-1941, 1947, or 2010, by John Collier, Philip Gendreau Herbert, Edward Hulton, Kurt Hulton, Edward Lunch, Maxi,  Hal Morey, Henry Silberman, Warren and Wetmore Trowbridge, Underwood & Underwood, Unknown, or Anonymous (Courtesy: Associated Press, the author, Bettmann/Corbis, Hal Morey / Getty Images, Getty Images, Hulton Collection, Hulton-Getty, Hutton Collection, New York City Municipal Archives, New York Transit Museum, New York City Parks and Landmarks, Royal Geographical Society, SuperStock/Corbis, Underwood & Underwood, Warren and Wetmore, or Image in Public Domain), 2015Four photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, 1903-1913, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1930-1940, 1935-1941, 1947, or 2010, by John Collier, Philip Gendreau Herbert, Edward Hulton, Kurt Hulton, Edward Lunch, Maxi,  Hal Morey, Henry Silberman, Warren and Wetmore Trowbridge, Underwood & Underwood, Unknown, or Anonymous (Courtesy: Associated Press, the author, Bettmann/Corbis, Hal Morey / Getty Images, Getty Images, Hulton Collection, Hulton-Getty, Hutton Collection, New York City Municipal Archives, New York Transit Museum, New York City Parks and Landmarks, Royal Geographical Society, SuperStock/Corbis, Underwood & Underwood, Warren and Wetmore, or Image in Public Domain), 2015

Four photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central Station, Grand Central Terminal, 1903-1913, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1930-1940, 1935-1941, 1947, or 2010, by John Collier, Philip Gendreau Herbert, Edward Hulton, Kurt Hulton, Edward Lunch, Maxi,  Hal Morey, Henry Silberman, Warren and Wetmore Trowbridge, Underwood & Underwood, Unknown, or Anonymous (Courtesy: Associated Press, the author, Bettmann/Corbis, Hal Morey / Getty Images, Getty Images, Hulton Collection, Hulton-Getty, Hutton Collection, New York City Municipal Archives, New York Transit Museum, New York City Parks and Landmarks, Royal Geographical Society, SuperStock/Corbis, Underwood & Underwood, Warren and Wetmore, or Image in Public Domain), 2015

Sunset Portraits, 2017 96 digital c-prints, each 5x7 inches, mounted together Overall  48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm) p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} Signed, titled and dated on mount versoSunset Portraits, 2017 96 digital c-prints, each 5x7 inches, mounted together Overall  48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm) p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} Signed, titled and dated on mount verso

Sunset Portraits, 2017

96 digital c-prints, each 5x7 inches, mounted together

Overall  48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)

Signed, titled and dated on mount verso

For Sale / Televisions from Craiglist, 2008-2011 Digital c-prints mounted to aluminum Thirty-five unique elements; 11" x 17" each For Sale / Televisions from Craiglist, 2008-2011 Digital c-prints mounted to aluminum Thirty-five unique elements; 11" x 17" each 

For Sale / Televisions from Craiglist, 2008-2011

Digital c-prints mounted to aluminum

Thirty-five unique elements; 11" x 17" each 

Moving Mountains (1850-2012): of Aperture Masters of Photography  87 digital c-prints, each 4” x 4”, 6” x 8”, 8” x 8”, 8” x 10”, 8” x 12”, overall dimension 55” x 118”Moving Mountains (1850-2012): of Aperture Masters of Photography  87 digital c-prints, each 4” x 4”, 6” x 8”, 8” x 8”, 8” x 10”, 8” x 12”, overall dimension 55” x 118”

Moving Mountains (1850-2012): of Aperture Masters of Photography 
87 digital c-prints, each 4” x 4”, 6” x 8”, 8” x 8”, 8” x 10”, 8” x 12”, overall dimension 55” x 118”

Other Works
Range: of Masters of PhotographyRange: of Masters of Photography
Range: of Masters of Photography
Suns from Sunsets from FlickrSuns from Sunsets from Flickr
Suns from Sunsets from Flickr
MirrorsMirrors
Mirrors
Broken SetsBroken Sets
Broken Sets

Penelope Umbrico utilizes traditional photographic techniques along with various methods of appropriation and reproduction to explore how images are made and used in contemporary culture. Considering the wealth of images on the internet as a collective archive and portrait of society, Umbrico creates a body of work that navigates between consumer and producer, materiality and immateriality, and individual and collective expression.

 

Umbrico's work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; MassMoCA, MA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Le Mois de Photo a Montreal Photo Festival, Canada; Lodz Photo Festival, Poland; Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Daegu Photography Biennale, Korea; the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany; Rencontres d’Arles, France; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia; Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY; International Center of Photography, NY, among many others. 

 

Her work is represented in museum collections including the Guggenheim Museum, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Perez Art Museum Miami, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA,  Berkeley Museum of Art, CA.

 

She is the recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship; a John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, a Deutsche Bank Fellow/New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, a Peter S Reed Grant; an Anonymous Was A Woman Award; a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship; and an Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship.

 

Her monographs include: Penelope Umbrico (photographs), Aperture (Spring 2011); Range, Aperture (Fall 2014); Out of Order, RVB Books Paris (Fall 2014)