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Penelope Umbrico - Artists - Bruce Silverstein

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; and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany.

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)

Broken Sets

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Penelope Umbrico -  610x_2 + fc3b_11 + 0 + 100_0757-1.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Penelope Umbrico

610x_2 + fc3b_11 + 0 + 100_0757-1.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011

Digital c-print 120 x 40 in. total, 30 x 40 in per panel

Penelope Umbrico -  Grid of 12 in book_sRGB-72dpi from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Penelope Umbrico

Grid of 12 in book_sRGB-72dpi from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011

Digital c-print

60 x 120 in. total, 20 x 30 in. per panel

Penelope Umbrico -  fc3b_11 from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Penelope Umbrico

fc3b_11 from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010

Digital c-print

20 x 30 in.

Penelope Umbrico -  f336_4 from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Penelope Umbrico

f336_4 from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010

Digital c-print

20 x 30 in.

Penelope Umbrico -  Broken_lcdrev.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Penelope Umbrico

Broken_lcdrev.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010

Digital c-print

30 x 40 in.

Penelope Umbrico -  Picture16123.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Penelope Umbrico

Picture16123.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010

Digital c-print

30 x 40 in.

Penelope Umbrico -  After3 + 2586018616_f6254fe95d + washed-lcd4 + left-side-works + F4LCYZXFE3IPZ3J.MEDIUM + IMG_1705.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Penelope Umbrico

After3 + 2586018616_f6254fe95d + washed-lcd4 + left-side-works + F4LCYZXFE3IPZ3J.MEDIUM + IMG_1705.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011

Digital c-print

30 x 240 total, 30 x 40 inches each panel

Penelope Umbrico -  610x_2 + fc3b_11 + 0 + 100_0757-1.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryPenelope Umbrico -  Grid of 12 in book_sRGB-72dpi from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryPenelope Umbrico -  fc3b_11 from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryPenelope Umbrico -  f336_4 from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryPenelope Umbrico -  Broken_lcdrev.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryPenelope Umbrico -  Picture16123.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009 - 2010  | Bruce Silverstein GalleryPenelope Umbrico -  After3 + 2586018616_f6254fe95d + washed-lcd4 + left-side-works + F4LCYZXFE3IPZ3J.MEDIUM + IMG_1705.jpg from Broken Sets (eBay), 2009-2011  | Bruce Silverstein Gallery

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