The Department of Art welcomes Gina Osterloh as an Assistant Professor in the Photography area. Gina Osterloh’s photographic practice embodies the printed image, drawing, film, and performance to explore the resonances between the physical body and its representational imprint, trace, or stand-in. Her photographs lay bare the perpetual juxtaposition between the artist’s hand and the mechanical precision of the camera. While Osterloh has recently moved from Los Angeles, California – she cites her experience of growing up mixed-race in Ohio as a set of formative experiences that led her to photography and larger questions of being, identity, and how a viewer perceives difference.
Osterloh has exhibited internationally and nationally in places such as Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Yogyakarta, Madrid, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Columbus, and New York City. Recent solo exhibitions include Gina Osterloh at Higher Pictures; Slice, Strike, Make an X, Prick! at François Ghebaly Gallery; Nothing to See Here There Never Was at Silverlens Gallery; Group Dynamic at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), and Anonymous Front at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Group exhibitions include Ours is a City of Writers at the Barnsdall Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta at Arizona State University Museum, Demolition Women curated by Commonwealth & Council at Chapman University; The Vexed Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Manila, and Fragments of the Unknowable Whole at Urban Arts Space OSU. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New Yorker Magazine, Hyphen Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Asian Art News, Art Papers, Giant Robot, Artforum Critics Pick, and KCET Artbound. Honors and awards include a Fulbright in the Philippines, a Woodstock Center of Photography residency, and a Create Cultivate Grant with LACE and the LA County Arts Commission.