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Lorenzo Triburgo

Born Bronx, NY. Lives and works Brooklyn, NY.


2005    MFA Photography and Related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2002    BA Photography and Gender Studies, New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York, NY

Exhibition Record

Solo and Two-Person Shows

2019 Policing Gender, two person show with Zora Murff, Dorrance Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

2017    Policing Gender, Bureau of General Services: Queer Division, New York, NY

2017    Transportraits, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, Eureka, CA

2016    Policing Gender, Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, MO

2015    Policing Gender, White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2015    Transportraits, Governors State University, Chicago, IL

2014    Transportraits, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2011    Transportraits, University of the Arts, Gallery 1401, Philadelphia, PA

2010    Transportraits, Portland Community College, The Helzer Art Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Shows

2019 Gravity of Perception, Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

2018    Signal Boost, three-person show, curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi in

partnership with Strange Fire Collective, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018    Society for Photographic Education National Conference Juried Caucus Exhibition,

Curator Anthony Goicolea, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017    Disruptive Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia

College, Chicago, IL and Photoforum in Biel, Switzerland

2017    Where We Find Ourselves, traveling exhibition, curated by Jordan Rockford, The Penn State Abington Art Gallery, Abington, PA, and The University of the Arts Open Lens Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016    Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2016    He, She, They, Ze, The Arcade Gallery at Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2015    Photography Faculty Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2015    Mnemon 2015: The Value of Memory, Magazzini del Sale di Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

2014    Callahan to Warhol: New Photography Acquisitions, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

2014    Pride Photo Award Winners Exhibition, Dutch Trading Post, Nagasaki, Japan

2014    Oregon State University Faculty Exhibit, Corvallis, OR

2013    Framed: Identity and the Photographic Portrait, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA

2013    Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Annual Juried Competition Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2013    Mo-Wave Festival, Seattle, WA

2013    Wayfinder, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012    The Curator, PDN Gallery at Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

2012    29 X 29, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

2012    The Pride Photo Award Winners Exhibit, Ouede Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012    Author and Subject: Contemporary Queer Photography, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2011     Body of Work, Q Center, Portland, OR

2011     Share: Vistas of Community, GE Headquarters, Fairfield, CT

2010    SQFT, Traveling Exhibition, Curated by TJ Norris

2009   Queer Gaze, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR

2009   Portraits, Worksound Gallery, Curated by Mark Woolley, Portland, OR

Artist Talks and Lectures

2018 “Monumental Resistance: StonewalI,” Keynote Speaker with partner Sarah Van Dyck, One Iowa Leadership Institute National Coming Out Day Event, The Art Center, Des Moines, IA

2018   “Beyond Tolerance: Pedagogy as Resistance,” Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018

2018   “Save Our Children! That Sweet Sweet Pie in Anita Bryant’s Face,” panelist with Rafael Soldi, Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour,  College Art Association National Conference, Los Angeles, CA February 2018

2017    “Vulnerability of the LGBTQ Community,” Panel Discussion for Disruptive Perspectives exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Photography with Jess T. Dugan and Dr. Vanessa Fabre, November 15, 2017

2017   “LGBTQI: Inclusivity Beyond Tolerance,” 3-hour workshop for the Society for Photographic Education NW Regional Conference, Corvallis, OR, October 20, 2017

2017    “Queer and Loathing: Policing Gender, Prison Abolition,  and Anti-Assimilationist TransQueer Politics,”  at the  Queer Fear Festival, Berne, Switzerland, September 23, 2017

2017    “Art for Gender Liberation,” Artist Uprising Speaker at the Center for Identity, Inclusion, and Social Change,  DePaul University, Chicago, IL, April 19, 2017

2017    “The Power of Transgender Representations,” Trinity High School, New York, NY April 10, 2017

2017    “Save Our Children! That Sweet Sweet Pie in Anita Bryant’s Face,” panelist with Rafael Soldi, Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Orlando, FL, March 11, 2017

2017    Panelist, “Strategies of Resistance,” Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Orlando, FL, March 11, 2017

2016    Policing Gender, Visiting Artist, Talk and Arts as Activism Workshop, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO,  September 27 - October 1, 2016

2016    Policing Gender:Trans Representations, Western Washington University Metro Arts NYC, June 23, 2016

2016    Panelist, “Can Images Counter Mass Incarceration?” in conjunction with the exhibit “Prison Obscura” at Newspace Center for Photography, Portland State University, April 2, 2016

2015    Policing Gender, Portland State University, Portland, OR, November 18, 2015

2015    Policing Gender: The Making of a Socially Responsible Conceptual Project, Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference, Choreographing the Image; Process and Practice in Contemporary Photography, Portland, OR, November 7, 2015

2015    Transportraits, Governors State University, Chicago, IL, October 8, 2015

2015    Transportraits and Policing Gender, hosted by Men’s Development and Engagement at Oregon State University,                                            Corvallis, OR, May 18, 2015

2014    Post-Identity: Gender Variance in Contemporary Photography, Society for Photographic Education Northwest Regional Conference, Transfixed/Transmedia, October 11, 2014, Western Washington University,    Bellingham, WA

2014    Transportraits, Artist Talk, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

2012    Guest Lecturer for The Pride Photo Award Winners Exhibition September 30, 2012, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011    The Medium of Deconstruction: Photographic Journeys in Gender Variance, April 27, 2011, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011    Equality Forum National Transgender Panel, April 26, 2011, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Select Reviews and Interviews

2018    Brook, Pete. “The LGBTQ Voices Propelling Prison Abolition: In Conversation with Lorenzo Triburgo,” Prison Photography, April 2, 2018

2017    Dugan, Jess T. “Q+A: Lorenzo Triburgo,” Strange Fire Collective, November 2, 2017

2017   “Policing Gender: Transqueer Artist Lorenzo Triburgo Discusses Policing Gender with Sarah Gottesdiener,”  No More Potlucks, Issue 48, Sept/Oct 2017

2015    Staley, Brandon. “Portland Photographer Turns His Lens on Gender and Policing,” Portland Monthly Magazine, November 5, 2015

2014    Sportiello, Christina. Resource Magazine Online, “30 Must See Photo Exhibits,” June 30, 2014

2013    “Ten to See, Framed: Identity and the Photographic Portrait” Aesthetica Magazine, August/September 2013

2013    Feeney, Mark. “Looking for answers to questions of Identity,” Boston Globe, September 9, 2013

2013    Brooks, Katherine. Huffington Post, Arts and Culture, "Transportraits: Lorenzo Triburgo Captures Powerful Images of Transgender Men," July 31, 2013

2013    Wei, Huo. "Transportraits," People's Photography Magazine, (Beijing, China), July 2013

2013    Nastasi, Alison., "Renaissance-Style Portraits of Transgender Men," July 27, 2013

2013   Teicher, Jordan G., Behold: The Photo Blog, "Capturing the Courage of Transgender Men," July 9, 2013

2013   Smithson, Aline., “Lorenzo Triburgo: Transportraits," June 5, 2013

2012    Harrity, Christopher. The, “Artist Spotlight,” November 2012

2011    Fallon, Roberta. “Unsung Heroes in Equality Forum Art Exhibits,” Philadelphia Weekly, April 27, 2011

2011    Phillips, Karin. CBS, “Photo Exhibit at UArts Explores Gender Concepts Through Portraits,” April 27, 2011

2011    Nichols, Larry. “Trans Artist Renders Constructs of Masculinity,”     Philadelphia Gay News, April 26, 2011

2011    Cofta, Mark. “Agenda Identity,” Philadelphia Citypaper, April 21, 2011

Awards + Grants + Residencies

2019 Camera Club of New York, Baxter Street Workspace Residency

2018 Tipping Points, Juried by Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY

2018 Society for Photographic Education National Conference Juried Caucus Exhibition, Curator Anthony Goicolea, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014    Project Grant for the creation of Policing Gender, $5,000, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR

2013    The Art of Photography Competition Exhibition, juror, Dr. Julia Dolan, curator at Portland Art Museum

2013    Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 4th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition Exhibition, jurors, Lesley Martin of Aperture and Andy Adams of

2013    Regional Arts and Culture Council Professional Development Grant, Portland, OR

2012    PDN, The Curator Competition, Portraits Category, First Place

2012    The Pride Photo Award (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), First Place

2008    Newspace Center for Photography, Annual Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR

Collections and Publications

2017   Transportraits Catalogue, published by Humboldt State University, Eureka, CA, February 2017

2016   “Policing Gender,” All the Best, Alice, published by School of Visual Arts MFA Photography and Related Media,

Spring 2016 issue

2014    Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, Permanent Collection

2014    Transgender Studies Reader 2 Website, edited by Susan Stryker and Aren Aizura, Routledge Publishing

2012    Photo District News, The Fine Art Photography Issue, Curator Award Winner, July 2012

2012    29 X 29, Juried Portfolio published by School of Visual Arts

2012    Portland Monthly Magazine, “Human Nature,” May 2012

2011    Portland Art Museum, Permanent Collection

Current Academic Appointments

Full-time Instructor of Photography, Online

Oregon State University, Ecampus

Develop and Teach Online Curriculum for Art and Queer Studies

Gender, Sexuality, and the Photographic Image - Photography: Activism, and Social Change - Photography: History, Technology, Culture, Art

Instructor of Photography

School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education

Develop and Teach Online Course: Queering the Portrait