Penelope Umbrico Acquired by MFA Houston

The gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition of Penelope Umbrico‘s “Mirrors (from Home Décor Catalogs and Websites)” (2001-11) by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As part of the museum’s permanent collection, the work is currently featured in part of an ongoing series entitled “A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection.” This exhibition is located on the ground floor of the museum, and will be on view through July 19, 2015.

Penelope Umbrico (born in Philadelphia, 1957) graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Umbrico is core faculty in the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Program. Selected public collections include the Guggenheim Museum (NY), International Center of Photography (NY), McNay Museum of Art (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contemporary Photography (IL), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. She lives in New York City.

We congratulate Penelope on this milestone! For more information about the artist or available work, please email


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