Penelope Umbrico


School of Visual Arts, New York, M.F.A., 1989
Ontario College of Art, AOCA, Toronto, Ontario, 1980

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, May, 2007
P/M Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November, 2005
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, January 7 – February 14, 2004
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, March 28 - May 4, 2002
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, January 17 - February 21, 1998
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL, November 1996 - January 1997
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, September 7, - October 14, 1995
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, March 27 - May 1, 1993
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, April 30 - July 26, 1992

Selected Group Exhibitions
The Ubiquitous Image, curator Lesley Martin, New York Photography Festival, May 2008
Cambridge Gallery - Riverside, University of Waterloo, Cambridge Ontario, Canada, July 2008

The Photographic Resource Center “Ad / Agency”, Boston, MA, November, 2007
Gallery of Modern Art, “The Leisure Class”, Brisbane, Australia, October 2007 – March 2008
The Drake, “Looking The Other Way”, curator Mia Nielsen, Toronto, Ontario Canada, May 2007
McDonough Museum of Art, The End(s) of Photography:Modeling the Photographic, curator Saul Ostrow, March 2007
Anthology Film Archives, “Wish List”, collaboration with Kelly Egan, November, 2007
Michael Steinberg Fine Arts, Form Follows Dysfunction, Miami FL, Dec. 2005
Art Basel Miami Beach Projects, curator Natalie Kovacs, Miami FL, Dec. 2005
Rotunda Gallery, Time’s Arrow: 12 Random Thoughts on Beauty, curator Janine Cirincione, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 2005
Von Lintel Gallery, New York, June 9 – July 30, 2005
Gallery 44, Pixelware, Toronto, Ontario, February 10 – March 10, 2005
Wallspace, “Handmade”, New York, January 8 - February 12, 2005
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, "Neither Here Nor There: Perceptions of Place," Feb. 2005
Dazibao, Montreal, Quebec, January 6- February 5, 2005
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, October, 2004
Visual Arts Gallery, SVA, Selected Alumni, curator Jerry Saltz, New York, NY, Sept. 2004
Space Force, “Wedding,” Tokyo, Japan, April 2004
Memphis College of Art, “Site and Situation,” Memphis, TN, February 24 – March 31, 2004
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, September 19 – December 20, 2003
Beaker Gallery, Tampa, FL, June 13 – September 6, 2003
Rotunda Gallery, “Clear Intentions,” curator Robert Morgan, Brooklyn NY, September 2003
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, “photoGENEsis:opus,” Santa Barbara, CA, November 2002
Winston Wachter Mayer Fine Art, “The Blurred Image,” New York, NY, July 2002
Katonah Museum of Art, “What’s Hot and New in 2002,” Katonah, NY, April 2002
Islip Art Museum, “Eccentric Photography,” East Islip, NY, April 2001
Dunedin Fine Art Center, “Synecdoche: Multiple Image Art Work,” Dunedin, FL, Oct. 2000
Rotunda Gallery, “Wunderkammer: Wonderworks,” Brooklyn, NY, September 2000
Spaces Gallery, “Painting Function: Making It Real,” curator Saul Ostrow, Cleveland, OH, January 2000
Denver Art Museum, "A Fine and Private Place: Monuments & Memory,” Denver CO, Nov. 1999
The Museum of Modern Art, "Object and Abstraction: Contemporary Photographs," NY, Sept. 1997
International Center of Photography, "Eye of the Beholder,” New York, September 1997
Creative Time, Art in the Anchorage '96, The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Summer 1996
Numark Gallery, "Images of the Information Superhighway," Washington, DC, Jan. 1996
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, March 1996
The Bruce Museum, "Content and Discontent," organized by ICA, Connecticut, Summer 1995
The Ansel Adams Center for Photography, "The Abstract Urge," San Francisco, CA, April 1994
Museum of Modern Art, "Multiple Images," New York, Summer 1993
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, "The Alternative Eye," Loretto, PA, June 1993
Jan Kesner Gallery, "Allure," Los Angeles, CA, June 1993
Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, July 1992
The Museum of Modern Art, "More Than One Photography," New York, May 1992
Art In General, "The Results Are In," New York, January 1992
P.S. 122, "Fearful Symmetry," New York, January 1991
The Drawing Center, Selections 41, New York, February 1988

Web-based Projects
Rhizome Art Base,,
Ubu Web,

Selected Awards and Grants
Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant, 2008
Harvestworks, Scholar Residency, 2008

New York Foundation of the Arts, Fellowship Grant, Spring 2002
New York Foundation of the Arts, Catalog Project Grant, 2000
Paula Rhoades Memorial Scholarship, 1989

Selected Public and Private Collections
International Center of Photography, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Rhizome Art Base
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida

Selected Bibliography
Gae Savannah, Flash Art Online, January 2008
Jennifer Tobias, "Mainstream/Slipstream: Indie Publishing”, Princeton Architectural Press, forthcoming 2008
Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Thursday May 31, 2007
Canadian Art Magazine,, January 2006
The Education of a Photographer, Ed., Traub, Heller and Bell, Allworth Press, New York, 2006
Rhizome Art Base,,
Ubu Web,
R.M. Vaughan, National Post, Canada, December 2005
Montreal Mirror, January 2005
Ici, Montreal, January 2005
Cabinet Magazine, Issue 14 / ”Doubles”, August 2004
ReThinking Marxism, vol. 16 no. 1, Routledge, January 2004
Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 30 2004
Richard Huntington, The Buffalo News, January 2 2004, “Duende Sizzles: Absence Observes”, interview, Winter 2004
Odili Donald Odita, Art US, Fall, 2003
Rhizome Art Base,,, June 2003
Hidenori Kondo, PS122 Gallery, Artwurl internet magazine, interview, Spring 2003
Aletti, Vince, The Village Voice, New York, April 30 2002
Sheryl Conkelton, essay for “Out of Place: Mirrors and Doors from Catalogs”, December 2001
Helen A. Harrison, The New York Times, Arts and Entertainment, (Long Island), May 12 2001
Karen Shaw, essay for “Eccentric Photography”, Islip Museum, Spring 2001
“On Concept: 10 Photo-based Artists from New York”, A Magazine, Tokyo, Japan, 2001
“Painting Function: Making It Real,” exhibition catalog, Saul Ostrow curator, January 2000
Aletti, Vince, The Village Voice, New York, February 10, 1998
Morgan, Robert C., “Signs Within the Inventory”, catalog essay, 1998
Gerald F. Brommer, “Discovering Art History”, third edition, Davis Publications, 1997
Adams, Kelly, interview for “Between Body and Object”, Montgomery Museum, 1997
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, August 9 1996
Protzman, Ferdinand, The Washington Post, January 27 1996
Aletti, Vince, The Village Voice, New York, October 3 1995
Raynor, Vivien, The New York Times, Arts and Leisure, (Conn), Sunday, July 30 1995
Grundberg, Andy, essay for "Content and Discontent in Today's Photography," 1995
Aukeman, Anastasia, Art in America, January 1994
Marimo, Meiri, Nikkei Magazine, Japan, June 1993
Aletti, Vince, The Village Voice, New York, April 30 1993
Hartshorn, Willis, essay for "Variants", International Center of Photography, May 1992
Faust, Gretchen, Arts Magazine, New York, April 1992
Aletti, Vince, The Village Voice, New York, June 9 1992

Visiting Artist / Faculty Appointments / Lectures
Bard College, Chair, MFA Photography 2004, to present
Bard College, Core Faculty, MFA Photography Summer 2001, to present
Mid-Atlanic Popular American Culture Association, Conference, artist presentation, 2007
Aperture Foundation, artist talk, May 2007
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, artist talk, April 2007
Maryland Institute College of Art, artist talk, visiting critic, March 2007
Cooper Union, Visiting Faculty, Fall 2006
Society for Photographic Education, Panel Discussion, Digital Photography Now, 2005
Parsons School of Design, BFA, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2000 to 2005
Parsons School of Design, MFA, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2004
Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Photography, Adjunct Core Faculty, Fall 2001 to Spring 2003
Sarah Lawrence College, Photography, Adjunct Faculty, 1999, 2004-07
School of Visual Arts, BFA Photography, Adjunct Faculty, 1999 to present
School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography, Adjunct Core Faculty, 1998 to present
Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist, 2004
Ontario College of Art and Design, artist talk, 2004
International Center of Photography, Lecture Series, 2003
New York University, MFA Photography, Adjunct Faculty, 1999 -2001
Montclair State University, Visiting Artist, 2001
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, Visiting Artist, 2001, 2007
Cooper Union, Visiting Faculty, 2000
Centro De Le Imagine, Mexico City, Visiting Artist, 1999-2001
Cooper Union, artist talk, visiting critic, 1999
International Center of Photography, Co-Chair, General Studies Program, 1999
International Center of Photography, Core Faculty, General Studies Program, 1995-99
Columbia University, Visiting Faculty, School of the Arts, 1997