In a society saturated by images, Umbrico challenges the limits of photography. She selects her subject matter as captured through the lens of the public, revealing how aesthetics and notions of authorship structure our idea of value.

Courtesy Penelope Umbrico and Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York


(Not) Easy Canvases, from 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)

15 archival giclée prints on polyester canvas with UV protective coating
56 x 96 in. (overall)
Ed. of 3

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

Archival pigment print
40 x 40 in.

27,770,007 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr (Partial) 05/29/15    

192 Chromogenic prints
4x6 in. (each), 48 x 96 in. (overall)


From the artist:

"When an individual takes a picture, she is the author of that picture, and her subject is the subject of that picture. But as soon as that picture is recontextualized on the web, the subject changes, the picture-taker changes, and I think that shift is pretty interesting. The picture goes from being an individual and authored image to a collective anonymous image that regards no author at all. . . . . [For this piece, I] used the photographs I found online of the rays coming into the Grand Central terminal. It is an image taken by a specific photographer, well actually 4 photographers who took almost the exact same image, but online, these four images are repeated in a myriad number of ways – people have flipped them, added color, made them grainy, sepia, high contrast, enlarged and cropped them. They are sold as posters, and mouse pads and coffee mugs, and these four images are attributed to at least eleven different photographers as well as to 'anonymous' and 'photographer unknown.' And all have the commercial site’s watermark on them with copyright restrictions." 

- Interview with Zach Nader, Lavalette 2013



Selected Solo Exhibitions and Installations
BRIC Media House, Brooklyn, NY, 2018 (upcoming)
Musée des Beaux Arts, Out of Print, Le Locle, Switzerland, 2018
Peoria Riverfront Museum, Screen Light, Peoria, IL, 2017
David Smith Gallery, Denver, CO, 2017
Special Project, Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
Salon d’Honeur, Paris Photo, Range: of Masters, Paris France, 2016
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, 2016
Photoforum PasquArt, Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Bienne, Switzerland, 2016
Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA, 2016
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Silvery Light, NYC, 2016
Grand Central Terminal Light Boxes, Four Photographs of Rays at Grand Central, NY, 2015-2016
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Range, UC Riverside, CA, 2015
Culver Digital Mural Project, ARTSblock, UR Riverside, CA, 2015
Usdan Gallery, Campus Surplus, Bennington College, VT, 2015
Aldrich Museum, Shallow Sun, CT, 2015
Alt+1000 Festival de Photographie, results from A Proposal and Two Trades, Rossinière, Switzerland, 2015
Justine M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2015
Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA, 2014
RVB Books, Paris, France, 2014
Alt. + 1000 Festival de Photographie, A Proposal and Two Trades, Rossinière, Switzerland, 2013
Percent For Art/New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Cabinet 1526-2013, permanent installation for PS/IS 71, completed 2013
Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, KY, 2013
LMAKprojects, New York, NY, 2013
Olson Gallery, Bethel University, St Paul, MN, 2013
Alt. + 1000 Festival de Photographie, Mountains, Moving: Of Swiss Alp Postcards and Sound of Music, Rossinière, Switzerland, 2013
Vevey, Ville d'Images, Cameras from the Smithsonian History of Photography Collection, billboards, Vevey, Switzerland, 2012
Discovery Award Nomonee Exhibition, From Signal to Ink, Rencontres d’Arles, France, 2011
Paraty Em Foco, Future, Paraty, Brazil, 2011
Toronto Pearson International Airport, Universal Sunset, site-specific installation, Contact Photography Festival, 2010
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Leonards for Leonard, site-specific installation, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Suns from Flickr (Box Office), site-specific installation, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
LMAKprojects, As Is, New York, NY, 2010
P/M Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 2010
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, 2007
P/M Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2005
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA, 2004
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, 2002
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, 1998
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL, 1997
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, 1995
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, 1993
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 1992
Selected Group Exhibitions
New York Public Library, Anna Atkins Refracted: Contemporary Works, New York, NY 2018 (upcoming)
National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Civilization: The Way We Live Now, Seoul, Korea, Fall, 2018 (upcoming)
Postmasters Gallery, Screenscapes, New York, NY, 2018
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nothing Stable Under the Sun, San Francisco, CA, 2018
Williamson Gallery, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2018
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Desire Lines, Salt Lake City, UT
Institute of Contemporary Art, Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, Boston, MA, 2018
Denver Art Museum, New Territory: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century, Denver, CO, 2018
Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Visuality is the Scene of Negligence, Jimei Civic Center and Three Shadows, China, 2017
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2017, NUCLEUS | Imagining science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017
Guangzhou Image Triennial 2017 - Simultaneous Eidos, (installation), Guangzhou, China, 2017
DeCordova Museum, Screens: Virtual Material, Lincoln, MA, 2017
Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Perfect / Imperfect, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Goethe Institut, Cyclic Journey/s, Barcelona, Spain, 2017
Musée des Beaux Arts, The Cult of the Book, Le Locle, Switzerland, 2017
Photo Espana, Upload/Download, Madrid, Spain, 2017
Rubber Factory, Women in Color, New York, NY, 2017
Winston Wachter Gallery, Inside/Outside Voices, New York, NY, 2017
Fairbanks Gallery, Totality, Oregon State University, OR, 2017
Jeonju International Photo Festival, This Location / Dis-location, Jeonju, China, 2017
LACMA, TV on Film, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
Carnegie Museum of Art, Strength in Numbers: Photography in Groups, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
ArteCamara, Input_Output, Bogotá, Columbia, 2016
Art Museum Gosta, Starry Skies of Art, Mantta, Finland, 2016
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Touch the Sky: Art and Astronomy, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2016
Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Map of Daily Life, Tianjin, China, 2016
Art Museum Gosta, Starry Skies of Art, Mantta, Finland, 2016
Harry Ransom Center, Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions, Austin, TX, 2016
Lishui International Photo Festival, Lishui, China, 2015
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany, 2015
Gallery University Stellenbosch, Think of Number 6, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, A History of Photography, Houston, Texas, 2015
Ivorypress Space, Books beyond Artists: Words and Images, Madrid, Spain, 2015
Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Sunlight/Starlight, Louisiana, LA, 2015
Motorenhalle, DIGITAL_ANALOG.INDIFFERENCE, Dresden, Germany, 2015
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Flatlander, Boulder, CO, 2015
Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Forget Me Not, Kennesaw, GA, 2015
Selections from Alt+1000, Geneva, Switzerland, 2015
Sextant et plus, FOMO, Marseille, France, 2015
XPO Gallery, Paris, France, 2014
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014
University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2014
BRIC Arts Media House, Brooklyn Biennial, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Museum of Modern Art, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio, New York, NY, 2014
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Heavenly Bodies, Santa Barbara, CA, 2014
Children’s Museum of the Arts, Cabinets of Wonder, New York, NY, 2014
Orange County Museum of Art, California Landscape into Abstraction, Newport Beach, CA, 2014
Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2014
David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2014
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, 2014
McNay Museum, San Antonio TX, 2013
Rockland Center for the Arts, Systems, West Nyack, NY, 2013
Kasseler Kunstverein, Offline Art: Hardcore, curated by Aram Bartholl, Kassel, Germany, 2013
Photo Festival, Lodz, Poland, 2013
Le Mois de Photo, Montreal, Canada, 2013
Grand Central Terminal Centennial Celebration Exhibition, New York, NY , 2013
Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, From Here On, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
Foto Colectania, Artist as Collector, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
Somerset House, Landmark: The Fields of Photography, curated by William Ewing, London, England
Louisiana Art and Science Museum, The Edge of Vision, Baton Rouge, LA, 2013
Aperture Foundation Gallery, Aperture Remix, New York, NY, 2012
319 Scholes Gallery, Collect the WWWorld, curated by Domenico Quaranta, Bushwick, NY, 2012
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Picture Takers, Summit, NJ, 2012
Daegu Photography Biennale, Repositioned Personal curated by Karen Irvine, Korea, 2012
Foto Museum, From Here On, Antwerp, Belgium, 2012
Photographers’ Gallery, World in London, Olympic Project, London, UK, 2012
Photographers’ Gallery, Born in 1987: The Animated GIF, London, UK, 2012
Galerie West, Let Us Keep Our Noon, The Hague, The Netherlands , 2012
Work Gallery, Critical Dictionary, London, England, 2012
Benton Museum of Art, Screenshots, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2012
Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Edge of Vision, Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR, 2012
Pace MacGill Gallery, Social Media, New York, NY, 2011
Hagedorn Foundation Galllery, The New Photograph, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Rencontres d’Arles, From Here On, curated by Fontcuberta, Parr, Schmid, Kessels, Cheroux, Arles, France, 2011
Public Surface, Un Place, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011
MassMoCA, Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture, North Adams, MA, 2011
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, The Edge of Vision, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, 2011
Voorkamer, Meer, Lier, Belgium, 2010
Galerie West, Carry-On, organized by David Horvitz, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2010
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Faculty Exhibition, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2010
American University Museum, One Hour Photo, organized by Adam Good, Washington, DC, 2010
Eastern Michigan University, Open Book, MI, 2010
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Anniversary Show, San Francisco, CA, 2009
PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Between Spaces, Long Island City, NY, 2009
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, 2009
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Collecting Images, Germany, 2009
Aperture Foundation Gallery, The Edge of Vision, New York, NY, 2009
Special Projects, Suns from Flickr, Pulse-Art Fair, New York, NY, 2009
Rotunda Gallery, In/formation, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 2008
KS Gallery, Psychotic Reaction, New York, NY, Oct.2008
New York Photography Festival, The Ubiquitous Image, curator Lesley Martin, May 2008
Cambridge Gallery - Riverside, Site Visits, 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, The Photograph in Question, 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, Pixelware, Montreal, Quebec, January 6- February 5, 2005
Massachusetts College of Art, Feed, 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, Fresh Meat, 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, project room, 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
Selected Curatorial
Monument, Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY, 2017
Frame Element, Photo La, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

Selected Awards/Grants/Residencies
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Fellowship, 2017-2018
Pilchuck Glass School, Artist in Residence, 2015
John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, 2012
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, 2012
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2011
Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, 2011
Deutsche Bank Fellowship - New York Foundation of the Arts, 2010
Anonymous Was A Woman Award, 2009
Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, 2008
Harvestworks, Scholar Residency, 2008
New York Foundation of the Arts, Fellowship, 2002
New York Foundation of the Arts, Catalog Project Grant, 2000
Selected Museum Collections
Berkeley Art Museum, CA
Crocker Art Museum, CA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York Public Library, NY
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL
Orange County Museum of Art, CA
Perez Art Museum Miami, FL
Portland Art Museum, OR
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

Selected Bibliography
David Evans, (photographs), Elephant Magazine, Issue 33, London, UK, Winter 2017-2018
Diaphanes Magazine, artist portfolio, Issue 3, Zurich, Switzerland, Winter 2017-2018
Cate McQuaid, At the deCordova, A look at Screens, The Boston Globe, November 2, 2017
Robert Hirsch, Seizing the Light, A Social and Aesthetic History of Photography, Routledge, 2017
Clair Voon, Artists Tinker with Tech at an E-Waste Warehouse, Hyperallergic, web journal, 2017
Paula Acosta, Maria Casasbuenas, ed., Tarjeta de Memoria, Universidad de Bogota, Colombia, 2017
Will Meler, Will Photography Survive Its Art-Historical Karma? One Good Eye, Denver, CO, March 2017
IMA Living with Photography Magazine, Range, artist portfolio, with commentary by Dominick Chen, Japan, Fall 2016
Esther Ruelfs and Teresa Gruber, When We Share More Than Ever, exhibition catalogue, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 2016
Robin Dluzen, artist profile, Art LTD. Magazine, 2016
Helena Sederholm and Markus Hotakainen, “The Starry Skies Of Art”, exhibition catalogue, Serlachius Museot, 2016
Lyle Rexer, “Brighter Than A Billion Sunsets”, Harper’s Magazine, July 2016
Akhil Sharma, “A Life Of Adventure And Delight”, visual contribution, The New Yorker, May 2016
Eve Respini, “Why Can’t Women Time Travel?”, in “Ordinary Pictures”, ed. Eric Crosby, Walker Art Center, 2016
Conor Risch, “User Experience: Penelope Umbrico on Technology and Obsolescence”, Exposures, Photo District News, June 2016
Jonathan Blaustein, Interview, A Photo Editor, April 27, 2016
Tyler Green, Interview, The Modern Art Notes Podcast, May 12, 2016
Bonnie North, Interview, Lake Effect, WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio, May 2016
Paula Andrea Acosta, ed., “Tarjeta de Memoria, Contemporary essays on Photographie”, La Universidad de Bogotá, 2016
Michael Wilson, Review, Art Forum, February 2016
Lori Cole, Critics’ Picks, Art Forum,, January 2016
John Peffer and Bettina Malcomess, “Think Of Number 6”, exhibition catalogue, Stellenbosch, 2015
Susan Hodara, “Art and Its Inspiration Side by Side at the Aldrich”, The New York Times, July 11, 2015
Teju Cole, “On Photography”, The New York Times Magazine, April 19, 2015
Philip Gefter, “This is a… Photograph?”, Departures, May 15, 2015
Kate Palmer Albers, “Accessing the Landscape”, in Broken, Art and Theory Publishing, University of Gothenburg, 2015
André Gunthert, “L’image partagée, La photographie numérique”, L’écriture photographique, éditions textuel, Paris, 2015
J.A.P. Alexander, “Perspectives on Place”, Boomsbury Publishing, 2015
Jamie Waters, review, The Financial Times, April 25, 2015
Richard Klein, “Penelope Umbrico: Shallow Sun”, exhibition essay, Aldrich Museum, Spring 2015
Jacob Schiller, Wired Magazine, March 13, 2015
Clément Chéroux, essay for monograph, “Out of Order”, RVB Books Paris, Fall 2014
Sharon Mizota, “Penelope Umbrico’s Skewed Digital Vision”, LA Times, October 17, 2014
William A. Ewing, “Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography”, Thames and Hudson, UK 2014
Julie Jones, Michel Poivert, “Histoires de la Photographie”, Jeu de Paume / Le Point du Jour, 2014
Ken Iseki, "Photograph Lives Thousands of Lives", IMA Living with Photography Magazine, Vol.8, Japan, 2014
Clément Chéroux, “Face au Flux”, Artpress2, Trimestriel no. 34, Aug/Sept/Oct 2014
“Printed Web #1”, Paul Soulellis, Library of the Printed Web, 2014
Kate Palmer Albers, “Abundant Images and the Collective Sublime”, Exposure Magazine, Fall 2013
“On the Appropriation of Images found Online”, Screendump #2, Geldhoff and Krijgsman, Eriskay Collection, NL, 2014
“Heavenly Bodies”, exhibition catalog, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Nazraeli Press, 2014
“The Itinerant Languages of Photography”, Fontcuberta, Cadava and Nouzeilles, Princeton University Press, 2014
Jonny Weeks, “Sunsets: The Marmite of the Photography World”, The Guardian, December 18, 2013
Ellen Gammerman, “How Our Camera-Phone Nation is Inspiring Artists”, The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2013
Miles Little, “On World TV Day”, Light Box, Time Magazine, November 21, 2013
Jessie Wender, “Technology and Photographic Art”, The New Yorker, Photo Booth, November 18, 2013
Blake Hannon, “Photographer Mines the Internet to Make Her Own Images”, The Lexington Herald Leader, October 17, 2013
Eloi Desjardins, "Rentrée Automnale 2013 Le Mois de la Photo at Fonderie Darling", Un Show de Mot'arts, September 20, 2013
"This Week in Photography", Wired, September 14, 2013
Photo District News, “Photo of the Day”, September 9, 2013
Joseph Henry, "Five Picks from Montreal's Mois de la Photo", Blouin Art Info, September 6, 2013
Canadian Art, Montreal's Mois de la Photo: Auto Focus, September 6, 2013
Jacques Doyon, "Drone: L'Image Automatisée", Ciel Variable, Fall 2013
Ana Kinsella, “Repeat Until Infinity”, artist profile, Bon Magazine, issue 24, Autumn / Winter 2013
Bill Kouwenhoven, Paul Wombell, Hotshoe, Winter, 2013
Drone: The Automated Image, exhibition catalog, Paul Wombell, Mois de la Photo a Montreal, Kerber Verlag, 2013
From Here On, Kessels, Schmid, Cheroux, Parr, Fontcuberta, exhibition catalog, RM Verlag, Spain, 2013
Afterimage, Society for Photographic Education, transcript of 2012 featured speaker presentation, Spring 2013
Jerome Delgado, "Un Mois ou Trop Plein ou Trop Simple", Le Devoir, September 28, 2013
John Pohl, Moments of Reflection, Mois de la Photo a Montreal, The Montreal Gazette, September 13, 2013
L'Oeil de Links, Video Interview, 3bis.21, Canal+, Paris, France, June 2013
Susannah Schouweiler, "Penelope Umbrico’s Mountains, Moving”, Knightarts, St. Paul, MN, April 24, 2013
David Little, exhibition essay, “Encounters on Distant Mountains”, Bethel University, St Paul, MN, April, 2013
Art Gallery Magazine, “Profile: Penelope Umbrico: A Photographer of the Internet”, Issue 172 , China, March 2013
Natalis Farre, "El fin de la fotographia tradicional", El Periodico,Barcelona, February 25, 2013
Art That Iterates, exhibition catalog, Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2012
Screenshots, exhibition catalog, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, 2012
Bauhaus Dessau Magazine, “The Avant-Garde at the Net”, issue 4, Germany, December 2012
Odyssey Magazine, “Penelope Umbrico”, issue 16, Tel Aviv, Israel, Summer 2012
Art in America, Cover, March 2012
Davis Evans, ed. “Critical Dictionary”, Black Dog Publishing, London UK, 2011
Faye Hirsch, “Inky Screen”, Art in America, December 2011
Marcel Feil, “In Conversation with Penelope Umbrico”, Foam International Photography Magazine, #21, Amsterdam, Winter 2011
Adam Jacques, “Solar Flair”, The Weekend Australian Magazine, November 2011
Sujong Song, “ Penelope Umbrico”, Monthly Photographer, Vol. 525, Korea, October 2011
Silas Marti, "Artistas embaralham realidade e ficção e questionam autoria", Folha de Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 13, 2011
The Economist, “When the Virtual is More Real Than the Physical”, September 16, 2011
Bryan Gresko, “Social Media Opens at the Pace Gallery, ” The Huffington Post” September 20, 2011
Domus, “Social Media at Pace Gallery” September 15, 2011
Foam International Photography Magazine, Artist Project for “What’s Next,” #3/4, Amsterdam, Summer 2011
Irina Rozovsky, “500 Words: Penelope Umbrico”,, July 2011
Adam Jacques, “Portfolio: Penelope Umbrico”, The Independent, UK, July 17, 2011
Conor Risch, “Fishing the Photo Stream: Penelope Umbrico’s (photographs)”, Photo District News, June 2011
John Seven, “The Art of Sun Worship”, The North Adams Transcript, MA, April 1 2011
Conveyor Magazine, “The Digital Sublime: A Dialog with Penelope Umbrico”, Issue #1, Spring 2011
The New York Times Magazine, cover and inside spreads accompanying “Ghosts In the Machine”, January 9, 2011
Faye Hirsch, exhibition review, Art in America, November 2010
Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post, Sunday May 23, 2010
R.M Vaughan, The Globe and Mail, Saturday May 24, 2010
Area, “Seile”, Number 22, Paris, France, Summer 2010
“San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 75 Years of Looking Forward”, SFMOMA, 2010
Jessica Dawson, 'One Hour Photo', The Washington Post, May 7, 2010
The Multiplication of Being, or a Reflective Abyss? Lyle Rexer, Tate Etc., Issue 19, Summer 2010
Lay Flat : 02 Meta, ed. Michael Buhler Rose and Shane Lavalette, 2010
Martha Schewendener, The Village Voice, January 19, 2010
“The Digital Eye”, Silvia Wolf, Prestel Publishing and Henry Art Gallery, Spring 2010
Foam International Photography Magazine, Artist Portfolio, #21, Amsterdam, Spring 2010
PAGE Magazine, Hamburg, Germany, August 2009
The Times Literary Supplement, July 31, 2009
Foam International Photography Magazine, Lesley Martin, #19, Amsterdam, Summer 2009
"The Edge of Vision", Lyle Rexer, Aperture, May 2009
“Site Visits”, exhibition catalog, Esther Shipman, Cambridge Galleries, Ontario, Canada, 2008
Prefix Photo Magazine, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto Canada, November 2008
Dumbo Feather, Pass It On, "Sun, Sun But Different", Samantha Proudly, Issue 16, Australia, Winter 2008, 
"In/Formation", Exhibition Catalog, Elizabeth Ferrer, Rotunda Gallery, NY, November, 2008
Foam International Photography Magazine, Martin Parr, #15, Amsterdam, Summer 2008
Mary Panzer, Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2008
Ken Johnson, The New York Times, May 16, 2008
Gae Savannah, Flash Art Online, January 2008
Jennifer Tobias, "Mainstream/Slipstream: Indie Publishing", Princeton Architectural Press
Greg Cook, The Boston Phoenix, January 7, 2008
Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Thursday May 31, 2007
Canadian Art Magazine,, January, 2006
R. M. Vaughan, National Post, Canada, December, 2005
Montreal Mirror, January, 2005
Ici, Montreal, January 2005
Cabinet Magazine, Issue 14 / "Doubles", August, 2004
"Site and Situation", exhibition catalog, Memphis College of Art, 2004
ReThinking Marxism, vol. 16 no. 1, Routledge Press, January, 2004
Kate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 30, 2004
Richard Huntington, The Buffalo News, January 2, 2004
Odili Donald Odita, Art US, Fall, 2003
Hidenori Kondo, PS122 Gallery, Artwurl internet magazine, interview, Spring 2003
Aletti, Vince, The Village Voice, New York, April 2002; February 1998; October 1995; April 1993; June 1992
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
"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
Morgan, Robert C., "Signs Within the Inventory", catalog essay, 1998
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
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
Hartshorn, Willis, essay for "Variants", International Center of Photography, May, 1992
Faust, Gretchen, Arts Magazine, New York, April, 1992
New York Public Library Picture Collection Soloar Eclipses (Photocopies), RVB Books, Paris, 2017
Out of Order: Bad Display, RVB Books, Paris and Photoforum Pasquart, Biel Bienne, 2016
Range, Aperture, NY, summer 2014
Out of Order: Used Office Books and Used Office Plants for Sale, essay by Clément Chéroux, RVB, Paris, 2014
Flashes That Have the Character of Ghosts, as part of Spectre/Spectrum, Conveyor, Fall 2013
Penelope Umbrico: (photographs), Aperture, Spring 2011

Selected Publications and Writing
Subjectiv: on the current political climate, essay, Objectiv Journal, Oslo, Fall 2017
Mongo Thomson, Negative Space; Oliver Laric, Ancient Copies; and Mishka Henner, Photography Is, book reviews for “The PhotoBook and the Archive”, The Photobook Review, Aperture, Spring 2016
The Back Page, Photograph Magazine, July - August, 2015
Range, artist monograph, Aperture, NY, summer 2014
Out of Order: Used Office Books and Used Office Plants for Sale, artist monograph, essay by Clément Chéroux, RVB, Paris, 2014
Ruth van Beek, The Arrangement, review, The PhotoBook Review, Aperture, Fall 2013
Flashes That Have the Character of Ghosts, with Jeremy Haik, in Spectre/Spectrum, Conveyor Magazine, Issue 5, Fall 2013
Flashes That Have the Character of Ghosts, artist book/zine, Conveyor, Fall 2013
Who Owns What in the Digital Age, invited response for The Jewish Museum Blog,, 2013
The Image World is Flat, co-authored with Virginia Rutledge, Aperture Magazine, Winter 2013
Exchanges: Photography Now, Art in America, March 2012
Infinite Photographies – On The Photographic Universe: A Conference, review, Afterimage, Spring 2011
What’s Next, Foam International Photography Magazine, Summer 2011
Penelope Umbrico: (photographs), artist monograph, Aperture, Spring 2011
Selfnessless, in Cultural Production in Virtual and Imagined Worlds, Cambridge Scholars Press, May 2010
Articulate Surface, or (actually) Inarticulate Surface, Dear Dave, Spring 2009
Words Without Images, ed. Alex Klein, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 2009
Our New Library, photo-essay for Rethinking Marxism, Routledge, November, 2008
IMG MGMT: Our New Library,, 2008
Ars Virtua on Second Life, Bomb Magazine, Spring Issue, 2008
The Medium as Subject, in The Education of a Photographer, Ed., Traub, Heller and Bell, Allworth Press
Selected Artist Talks, Presentations, and Panels
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, artist talk, November 2017
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, artist talk, November 2017
Mid-West Conference, Society for Photographic Education, Keynote Speaker, October 2017
Fotopub Festival, artist talk and visiting critic, Novo Mesto, Slovenia, August 2017
Photo London, in conversation with Francis Hodgson, London, England, May 2017
Maryland Institute of Art, artist talk, Baltimore, MD, March 2017
Carnegie Museum of Art, Drawing from the Screen, presentation and public art work, January 2017
Photo LA, in conversation with Eve Schillo, assistant curator, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, January 2017
Medium Photography Festival, Keynote Speaker, San Diego, CA, October 2016
Denver Art Museum, artist talk, Anderman Photography Lecture Series, Denver, CO, September 2016
Photographic Center Northwest, artist talk, Seattle, WA
Milwaukee Art Museum, artist talk, Milwaukee, WI
Photoforum PasquArt, artist talk, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
FotoMuseum Winterthur, Plat(t)form16, artist talk and visiting critic, Winterthur, Switzerland, January 2016
Rutgers University, artist talk and visiting critic, New Brunswick, NJ
Harry Ransom Center, artist talk, Austin, TX, February 2016
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Art?Law?:Creative Responses to Intellectual Property, October 2015
Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL Keynote Speaker, September 24, 2015
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Triennial of Photography, artist talk, Hamburg, Germany, June 20, 2015
Hyundaicard Design Library, artist talk, Seoul, Korea, June 5th 2015
The Photographers’ Gallery, London, artist talk, January 2015
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, January 2015
Tate Modern, Landscape in Contemporary Photography, artist presentation and panel discussion, November 2014
Parsons The New School for Design, #IRL, panel discussion, September 2014
Morgan Library, with Cabinet Magazine, Accumulated Wisdom: The Collector as Inventor, presentation, April 2014
Dallas Biennial, Dallas, Texas, artist talk, April 2014
Smith College, Kahn Institute, artist talk and Regarding Images colloquium, March 2014
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ, artist talk, March 2014
College Art Association, Annual Conference, Regarding the Photographs of Others, presentation and panel, Chicago, Feb. 2014
University of Kentucky, artist talk, October 2013
Unseen Fair, Editing the World, panel discussion, Amsterdam, September 2013
Le Mois de Photo a Montreal, Uncanny, panel discussion, September 2013
School of Visual Arts, School of Visual Arts, MFA Art Practice, Art Law, panel discussion, July 2013
The Drawing Center, NY, Drafts, artist talk, July 2013
Syracuse University, artist talk, March 2013
University of Northern Texas, artist talk, March 2013
University of Minnesota, artist talk, April 2013
Bethel University, artist talk, April 2013
Museum Computer Network: Museum Unbound: Shifting Perspectives, Evolving Spaces, Seattle WA November 2012
North East Conference, Society for Photographic Education, Featured speaker, artist talk, Rochester NY, November 2012
Paris Photo, Presentation and Interview with Marie Muracciole, Live Platform, Paris, France, November 2011
Paraty em Foco, Presentation and Interview with Juliana Monachesi, Paraty, Brazil, September 2011
Rencontres d’Arles, Presentation and panel discussion, Photography and the Internet, Arles, France, July 2011
The Photographic Universe, presentation and discussion, The Digital Sublime, The New School, NY, March 2011
College Art Association, Annual Conference, presentation and panel: Data as Medium, NY, February 2011
Harvard University, artist talk, October 2010
Texas Technical Univeristy, artist talk and visiting critic, October 2010
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, artist talk and visiting critic, March 2010
Banff Center for the Arts, Canada, visiting artist talk for The Liminal Screen, residency, February 2010
Calgary College of Art and Design, artist talk and panel presentation, The Internet in Contemporary Art, February 2010
Vermont Studio Center, artist talk and visiting critic, February 2010
California College of the Arts, artist talk and visiting critic, January 2010
University of California, Irvine, CA, artist talk and visiting critic, January 2010
Columbia College, Chicago, IL, artist talk and visiting critic, November 2009
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, artist talk and visiting critic, October 2009
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, artist talk, September 2009
New York Photography Festival, panel, The Edge of Vision, May 2009
Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico, artist talk, December 2008
Society for Photographic Education, Mid-West Conference, Keynote Speaker, Cleveland, OH, November, 2008
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, presentation and panel: A Picture You Already Know, October, 2008
New York Photography Festival, panel, The Secret Life of Images‚ May, 2008
New York Photography Festival, artist talk, May, 2008
Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association Conference, artist talk, November 2007
Aperture Foundation, artist talk, May 2007
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, artist talk, April 2007
Maryland Institute College of Art, artist talk and visiting critic, March 2007
Society for Photographic Education, Northeast Regional Conference: presentation, “Digital Photography Now”, 2005
Ontario College of Art, artist talk, Fall 2005
Massachusetts College of Art, artist talk and visiting critic, Spring 2004
International Center of Photography, ICP Lecture Series, artist talk, 2003
Centro De Le Imagine, Mexico City, artist talk and visiting artist, 2001
Montclair State University, artist talk and visiting critic, 2001
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, artist talk and visiting critic, 2001
Rhode Island School of Design, artist talk, 2001
Cooper Union, artist talk and visiting critic, 1999
Faculty Appointments
School of Visual Arts, BFA Photography, Adjunct Faculty, 1999 to present
School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography Video and Related Media, Core Faculty, 1998 to present
Yale University, Summer School of Art, Norfolk, Summer 2012
Harvard University, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Visiting Artist, Fall 2010
Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Core Faculty, 2001 - 2010
Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Chair, MFA Photography, 2004 - 2010
Sarah Lawrence College, Photography, Adjunct Faculty, 1999 and 2004-07
Cooper Union, Visiting Faculty, 2000 and 2006
Parsons School of Design, Adjunct Faculty, 2000 - 2005
Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Photography, Core Faculty, 2001 - 2003
New York University, MFA Photography, Adjunct Faculty, 1999 -2001
International Center of Photography, Core Faculty, General Studies Program, 1995-99
Columbia University, Visiting Faculty, School of the Arts, 1997