A.UD Lecture Series 2011-2012: Catherine Opie

A.UD Lecture Series
Monday January 23, 2012

Catherine Opie lives and works in Los Angeles. Opie’s work engages with the spaces we exist in and the politics of identity. Catherine Opie’s photographs include series of portraits and American urban landscapes, ranging in format from large-scale color works to smaller black and white prints. Moving from the territory of the body to the framework of the city, Opie’s various photographic series are linked together by a conceptual framework of cultural portraiture.Catherine Opie has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. In 2008, a mid-career survey of her work, entitled, “Catherine Opie: American Photographer,” was on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. A solo exhibition entitled “Catherine Opie: Empty and Full” is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston through September. Recent solo exhibitions have been organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Opie has also exhibited at Regen Projects in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, SITE Santa Fe, the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland and the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany.


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