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