Gina Osterloh is a Los Angeles-based artist whose practice embodies photography, performance, and drawing as a site for questions of visibility, perception, and being. Her photography based practice often encompasses her own body within scenes that explode the boundaries of the body while interrogating the notion of identity through an exploration of assimilation, mimesis and resistance. Her 2012 exhibition “Anonymous Front” at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco featured a video essay on physical blindness, perception, and identity, created with the blind massage therapist cooperative in Manila, Philippines called New Vision. Other exhibitions include solo exhibitions Gina Osterloh at Higher Pictures; Slice, Strike, Make an X, Prick! At François Ghebaly Gallery; Nothing to See Here There Never Was at Silverlens Gallery; and group exhibitions Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta at Arizona State University Museum, This is Not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics at Arizona State University Museum, Demolition Women at The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University. Osterloh has exhibited internationally in places such as Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. Her work has been reviewed in The New Yorker Magazine, Art in America, Hyphen Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Asian Art News, Giant Robot, the Los Angeles Times, and Artbound, among others.
Osterloh has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in photography and video art at the University of California San Diego, Otterbien University, California State University of Fullerton and Long Beach, the University of Redlands, and Santa Ana College.