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Lori Triburgo: Transportraits
February 6, 2009 - February 27, 2009
First Friday Reception: February 6th, 6-9pm
Lori Triburgo’s “Transportraits,” a series of 20 x 24 inch portraits of transgendered men, is an exploration of identity and representation. Photographed against oil-painted backdrops Triburgo creates using the landscape painting instructions from Bob Ross’, The Joy of Painting, each subject is photographed to evoke a ‘classic’ portrait, recalling both renaissance portraiture and popular photography.
“A gender on a body, an image on paper, oil on canvas. Representing a male, representing a portrait, representing a painting. I am interested in the layering of information and how it is understood/received.”
Lori Triburgo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Studies in Photography and Gender Studies in 2002 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2005. Born and raised in New York, NY, Lori now lives and works in Portland, OR where she teaches and works from her studio showing her work throughout the U.S.: www.triburgo.com.