Laura Letinsky

Professor, Visual Arts
Director of Graduate Studies
Logan Center 240
Teaching at UChicago since 1994

Laura Letinsky is a Professor in the Department of Visual Arts. Recent exhibitions include the Museum of Art, with specialization in photography and ceramics was the focus of Laura Letinsky’s BFA from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, where she grew up, and in 1991, she received her MFA in Photography from Yale University’s School of Art.

Recent exhibitions include the To Want For Nothing, Yancey Richardson Gallery and Document, Chicago, PhotoEspana, Madrid, The Canadian Representative at the Israeli International Photography Festival, Neither Natural nor Necessary, Mumbai Photography Festival, Mumbai, India, Producing Subjects, MIT, Cambridge, MA, The Telephone Game, Basel Design, IIl Form and Void Full, The Photographers Gallery, London, and Laura Letinsky: Still Life, Denver Art Museum, CO.  Previous shows include the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Casino Luxembourg; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and The Renaissance Society, Chicago. Collections include the Art Institute of Chicago; Hermes Collection, Paris, France, The Microsoft Art Collection, Seattle, WA, The Amon Carter Museum, The John Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Musee de Beaux-Arts, Montreal, QUE; The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York represents her, and she shows with Galerie m Bochum in Bochum, Germany.

A Professor at the University of Chicago since 1994, she’s also taught at the Yale University School of Art Summer Program, The University of Houston, and Bennington College. Grants and awards include the Canada Council International Residency, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, The Canada Council Project Grants, The Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Publications include To Want For Nothing, Roman Nvmerals, 2019, Time’s Assignation, Radius Books, 2017, Ill Form and Void Full, Radius Books, 2014, Feast, Smart Museum of Art, UC Press, 2013, After All, Damiani, 2010, Hardly More Than Ever, Renaissance Society, 2004, Blink, Phaidon Press, 2002, and Venus Inferred, University of Chicago Press, 2000.