July 12, 8 PM
Brian Ulrich’s photographs portraying contemporary consumer culture reside in major museum collections throughout the United States.
Ulrich has had solo exhibitions at such places as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Cleveland Museum of Art, and been featured in group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center and the Art Institute of Chicago, amongst others. His book Copia was published in 2006 by Aperture as part of the MP3: Midwest Photographers Project. In 2007 Ulrich was named one of the years 30 Emerging Photographers by Photo District News magazine, and in 2009 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. In 2011 Aperture, in conjunction with the Cleveland Museum of Art, published his first monograph, Is This Place Great or What. Ulrich’s work has been featured alongside writings by noted academics, environmentalists, and activists such as Bill McKibben and Michael Pollan. He is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Photography and Film department. notifbutwhen.com