Gina Osterloh’s photographic based practice includes elements of sculpture, painting and performance. Meticulously constructed for the camera, the constructed sets in her photographs depict life-size obssesively constructed paper rooms, activated by still performances with human, paper-mache, and cut-out figures. Osterloh’s recent solo exhibition, ANONYMOUS FRONT, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (January-April 2012) featured photographs, sculpture, and a new video essay on physical blindness and identity, created with a blind massage therapist cooperative in Manila, Philippines called New Vision. Through a series of conversations, members of New Vision share how they perceive space through sensory perception and living in a group.
Recent projects include moving her entire studio practice into Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions for GROUP DYNAMIC AND IMPROPER LIGHT (June-September 2012). Her work recently was exhibited in Asia Serendipity at Photo España, Madrid curated by Fumio Nanjo, director of the Mori Museum; Workplace Gallery UK; and ART Hong Kong. Upcoming her work will be presented at PARIS PHOTO, by Silverlens Gallery. In 2007-2008, Osterloh was a Fulbright Scholar recipient to the Philippines, during which she created a new body of photographs that depicted spaces made from everyday office paper used in Manila. During her Fulbright, Osterloh also researched conceptual artist practices in the Philippines; and at Monte Vista Projects LA, curated the exhibition Minimum Yields Maximum that presented conceptual and political works from the Philippines, Vietnam, and California. Other awards include a Center of Photography, Woodstock NY residency 2011, and a Completion Grant by Silverlens Foundation, Philippines 2008. She has exhibited widely including Cologne, Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. Reviews of her work include Art in America, Hyphen Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Asian Art News, Art Monthly Australia, Art on Paper, Giant Robot, the LA Times, Art Forum Online & Art Practical. Osterloh received her BA in Media Studies from DePaul University and MFA in Studio Art from University of California, Irvine.
Gina Osterloh is represented by Silverlens Gallery & François Ghebaly Gallery, LA.