Penelope Umbrico, visiting artist in the West Virginia University School of Art and Design, will present a lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center.
Umbrico’s photo-based installations, video and digital media works utilize photo-sharing and consumer websites as an expansive archive to explore the production and consumption of images on the web. Her work navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, the individual and the collective, with attention to the technologies that produce these forces.
Umbrico’s work is represented in museum collections around the country in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Diego and San Francisco, among others. She is the recipient of multiple fellowship awards including the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.
Her current work, “Everyone's photos Any License” is on display in the Paul Mesaros Gallery in the Creative Arts Center and runs through Nov. 11. The gallery is open noon – 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
A reception will follow the lecture in the Creative Arts Center lobby.