Christine Osinski


Christine Osinski’s work has been included in recent exhibitions at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; The New York Public Library; Wave Hill, Bronx, N.Y.; The Newhouse Contemporary Art Center, N.Y.C.; and Blue Sky Gallery in Portland.  In 2005 Osinski became a Guggenheim Fellow.  Her work has also received support from The New York State Council On The Arts, The Graham Foundation and Light Work among other foundations. Her photographs can be found in the collections of MoMA, N.Y.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; The New York Public Library; The Museum of the City of New York and in numerous other museums. Osinski earned her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Yale University.

At The Cooper Union, Professor Osinski teaches Photography and Foundation Color.

Untitled, 2011.  Digital photograph.

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