Lorenzo Triburgo

Born Bronx, NY. Lives and works New York, NY.


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

2002    BA Photography and Gender Studies, New York University, New York, NY

Awards + Grants

2014    Project Grant for the creation of Policing Gender, 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 FlakPhoto.com

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


Exhibition Record

Solo Shows

2017    Transportraits, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, Eureka, CA (forthcoming)

2016    Policing Gender, Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, MO (forthcoming)

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

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

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

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

2007   Growing Up and Looking Back, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA

2005   See what I Mean?, Visual Arts Gallery, Curated by Marvin Heiferman, New York, NY


Select Reviews

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. Flavorwire.com, "Renaissance-Style Portraits of Transgender Men,"  July 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

2011    Phillips, Karin. CBS Philly.com, “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


Collections and Publications

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


Artist Talks and Lectures

2016    Policing Gender, Artist Talk and Arts as Activism Workshop, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO (forthcoming)

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, Ouede 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 Academic Appointments

2015-present    Instructor of Photography, Online

        Oregon State University, Ecampus

  • Develop and Teach Online Curriculum Including:

  • Digital Photography

  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Photographic Image

  • Photography On Assignment: Commercial, Editorial, Journalistic

  • Photography: Activism, and Social Change

  • Photography: History, Technology, Culture, Art


2013-2015    Full-time Instructor of Photography, On Campus

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

  • Develop 2-year Rotating Curriculum for New BFA in Photography

  • Develop and Teach the First Online Courses in Photography

  • Develop and Teach 12 Classes per Year Including:

  • Digital Photography

  • Intermediate Photography

  • Studio Lighting

  • Advanced Studio Lighting

  • Darkroom Photography

  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Photographic Image (critical theory)