Culture Catalyst: Laura Letinsky

February 15, 2012

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Objects in Letinsky's studio

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A native of Canada and current Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, Laura Letinsky is the second artist to be featured in the MCA’s Chicago Works series. A photographer known for her still lifes, she received her B.F.A. from the University of Manitoba and an M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art. Letinsky has exhibited at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Casino Luxembourg, Galerie m Bochum in Germany, the Museum of Modern Art in New York,  Nederlands Foto Institute, and The Renaissance Society, Chicago. Her work has been adopted into collections at Art Institute of Chicago, the J.P. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work has been featured in After All (Damiani Publishers, autumn 2010), Now, Again (Galerie Kusseneers, 2005), Hardly More Than Ever (The Renaissance Society, 2004), Blink (Phaidon Press, 2002), and Venus Inferred (University of Chicago Press, 2000). She is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

Recorded Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.