Photography Faculty + Staff
Catherine Opie | PROFESSOR, AREA HEAD
LA | NY
Opie's work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Her selected solo exhibitions include shows at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; St. Louis Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Photographers' Gallery, London; Thread Waxing Space, New York; Art Pace, San Antonio; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York; Stephen Friedman, London; Galeria Massimo De Carlo, Milan; Foncke Galerie, Ghent; and Ginza Art Space, Tokyo. Selected group exhibitions include Age of Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of Art; Plain Air, Barbara Gladstone, New York; Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Australia; Love's Body: Rethinking Naked and Nude in Photography, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan; From the Corner of the Eye, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; American Art 1975-1995, Whitney Museum of American Art; Sunshine & Noir: Art in LA 1960-1997, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark; Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, Guggenheim Museum, New York and Museum of Fine Art, Boston; Pictures of Modern Life, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Black and Blue, Groniger Museum, Holland; Persona, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; Feminine-Masculine: the Sex of Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris; La Belle et la Bete: Art Contemporain American, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the 1995Biennial and the 2004 Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art. MFA, California Institute of the Arts; BFA, San Francisco Art Institute.
Rodrigo Valenzuela | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Born in Chile and based in Los Angeles, Valenzuela is an artist working in photography, video, painting, and installation. Using autobiographical threads to inform larger universal fields of experience, his work constructs narratives, scenes, and stories that point to the tensions found between the individual and communities. Much of his work deals with the experience of undocumented immigrants and laborers. His work has been exhibited internationally, including in recent solo exhibitions at Lisa Kandlhofer Galerie, Vienna; the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, TN; Klowdenmann Gallery, Los Angeles; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile. Rodrigo has held several artist residencies across the US and Canada including a fellowship at the Drawing Center, New York; the Core Fellowship at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; and residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME and the MacDowell Colony, NE. He earned his MFA in Photomedia at the University of Washington, Seattle, and has a BA in philosophy from Evergreen State College and a BFA in art history and photography from the University of Chile. MFA, University of Washington; BA, Evergreen State College; BFA, University of Chile
Valerie Green | PHOTOGRAPHY LAB SUPERVISOR
Adjunct + Visiting Faculty 2006 - 17
Nicole Belle | VISITING FACULTY
Cindy Bernard | VISITING FACULTY
Walead Beshty | VISTING FACULTY
Phil Chang | VISITING FACULTY
Zoe Crosher| VISITING FACULTY
Shannon Ebner | VISITING FACULTY
Eve Fowler | VISITING FACULTY
Marten Elder| VISITING FACULTY
John Houck| VISITING FACULTY
Anthony Lepore | VISITING FACULTY
Chelsea Mosher | VISITING FACULTY
Karin Apollonia Muller | VISITING FACULTY
Lisa Ohlweiler| VISITING FACULTY
Arthur Ou| VISITING FACULTY
Heather Rasmussen | VISITING FACULTY
Melanie Schiff| VISITING FACULTY
A.L. Steiner | VISITING FACULTY
Lee Thompson | VISTING FACULTY
Mark Wyse | VISITING FACULTY

Adjunct + Visiting Graduate Faculty
Uta Barth
Morgan Fisher
Anthony Hernandez
Soo Kim
Catherine Wagner
Colin Westerbeck
Visitors to the Photography Graduate Studios
Miles Coolidge
Annette Kelm
Sharon Lockhart
Mark Ruwedel
Allan Sekula
Thomas Struth