2013 Video of performance Duration: 2m 15s Material courtesy of the artist
Gina Osterloh investigates operations of mimesis and perception through photography, video, and performance. Her photographs depict constructed life-size room environments activated through still performances, papier-mâché models, and cardboard cutouts. Recent projects include a documentary with New Vision, a blind massage therapist cooperative in Manila, Philippines. The piece investigates perception and identity through the lens of blindness. Current exhibitions include This is Not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics, Arizona State University Museum; Demolition Women, curated by Commonwealth & Council, Chapman University. Solo exhibitions include Anonymous Front, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Group Dynamic and Improper Light, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; and Body Prop, Silverlens, Manila. Reviews of her work appear in Art in America, Art Asia Pacific, Art Monthly Australia, Art Forum, Art on Paper and Art Practical. Osterloh's first monograph, Group Dynamic, is available through RAM publications.
Osterloh is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography and Integrated Media at Otterbein University. She has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in interdisciplinary critique, photography, lighting techniques, and digital media at the California State University of Fullerton and of Long Beach, the New York Film Academy, the University of Redlands, and the San Francisco Art Institute.
- Born: Texas, USA
- Based: Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Also Based in: Ohio, USA