The RISD Photography Department is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 RISD Photo Gary Metz Lecture Series, featuring the following artists:
Anna Shteynshleyger was born in Moscow in 1977 and has lived in the United States since 1992. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and her MFA from Yale University School of Art (2001). She has had solo presentations at The Renaissance Society, the University of Chicago, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, and MCA Chicago. In 2017 she presented work at The Waiting Room of 57W57Arts in New York. She has shown widely in group contexts at institutions including the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, International Center of Photography, the Israel Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Jewish Museum and Murray Guy Gallery, New York. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award. She is the Assistant Professor of Photography at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn since 2013.
Whitney Hubbs (b. 1977, Los Angeles) received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and BFA from California College of the Arts. Most recently, Hubbs was included in a four-person exhibition at The J. Paul Getty Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include Body Doubles at M+B Gallery and at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; as well as the following group exhibitions, Me and My Arrow at ZieherSmith, New York; After Effect, at Ballroom Marfa, TX; Bottom Floor at Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles; and Vapegoat Rising at Arturo Bandini.Hubbs' work has been featured in Issue, Blind Spot, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Musee Magazine. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Whitney Museum Library, The California Museum of Photography at the University of California, Riverside; and The Riot Grrrl Collection, Fales Library Special Collections, New York University, New York. This February, Hesse Press will publish a collection of her photographs called Woman in Motion. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Alfred University.
Christina Seely is an artist whose photographic practice stretches into the fields of science, design, and architecture and culminates in a range of visual and collaborative translations. Her expedition-based practice explores global systems, both built and natural, and finds its home in the conversation between the photographic image and our contemporary relationship with the planet. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is featured in many public and private collections including; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The West Collection and The Walker Art Center. She has been an Artist in Residence at Lightwork and the Headlands Center for the Arts, a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony, a participant on the Arctic Circle Program, and a recipient of a year long Public Arts Commission from the city of San Francisco. She received a 2014 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and her first monograph Lux, was co-published in 2015 by Radius Books and the Museum of Contemporary Photography and her exhibition Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction Through An Artist’s Lens opened at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in December 2016. She received a BA from Carleton College, an MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and is an Assistant Professor in the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College in Hanover NH.