Lorenzo Triburgo is a Brooklyn-based, multimedia artist employing performance, photography, video, and audio to cast a critical lens on notions of the “natural,” the construct of gender, and the politics of queer representation.
Lorenzo has artworks in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL, and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR. Lorenzo has been featured in Slate, Huffington Post, HuffPo-Live, and the Transgender Studies Reader 2 edited by Susan Stryker and Aren Aizura (Routledge).
Lorenzo has exhibited and lectured in cities throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including Bruce Silverstein, NYC; Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland; Kunst und Kulturhaus, Berne, Switzerland; the Dutch Trading Post, Nagasaki, Japan; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Magazzini del Sale di Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy; and Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands as the first place winner of the international Pride Photo Award.
Lorenzo holds a BA from New York University in Photography and Gender Studies and an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts. Lorenzo is a Full-Time Instructor of Photography and teaches four classes per term through Oregon State University's Ecampus.
The issues of representation, technical progress and communication specific to photography create a unique opportunity for an integrated arts education that examines the historical and contemporary implications of the medium through a variety of academic lenses including Psychology, Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Environmental Science. It is therefore my teaching method to incorporate these various fields of study in my curriculum. I believe that couching technical exercises in theoretical knowledge and the language of photographic analysis is crucial to an education in photography that enables students to create thoughtful, challenging and technically proficient images and written work.