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I see my work as existing between documentary and performance, driven by an impulse to reveal and test the fractured, hidden world beneath our intentions and experiences. What draws me are situations existing between the narrative potential of the photographic image and its silence—the in-between, the unseen, that which resists being photographed. Photography gives the impermanent the semblance of permanence.

 

The photograph is an index of something that exists within itself, within the subject, or between my subject and me. History loses meaning. Identities and relationships are in constant flux. Abandoned spaces become totems, playgrounds, or palaces; a suburban girl, a warrior. The Midwest becomes the site of a falling empire. But even with these designations, nothing is fixed.

 

I recycle these images in zines, artist books, and video to reaffirm and redefine their meanings. I protect these images, experiences that may have never happened, through this constant inquiry. I seek to create a stagnating but beautiful world, a way perhaps of both redeeming and of asserting the power of the lost.

 

                    studio@stephengrebinski.com

 

                    937.654.4799

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHING

 

2012-13

Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2011-12

Speigel Fund Teaching Fellow, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

2010-11

Darkroom Photography Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

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EDUCATION

 

2011 M.F.A. University of Pennsylvania

 

2009 B.A. Film Studies University of Pittsburgh

Additional Certificate in Russian and Eastern European Studies

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2016 Printed Matter/Ace Hotel 40 Years-40 Nights residency, Pittsburgh, PA2010  Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen, The Netherlands.

 

ONE PERSON TO FOUR PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

HOUSEBOY, at The Artist Run Art Fair, Baltimore, MD

 

2015

If One Won't Another One Will, Unsmoke Systems, Pittsburgh, PA*

The Storms are On the Ocean, Hill Street Country Club, Oceanside, CA*

 

2014

Likely Pairings, The Week Gallery, Bogota, Colombia*

 

2010

Flesh Memory, Project Space 240 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA.

 

2009

Individual Retail Sale, Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA*

 

2008

Here: The Site Photography of Stephen Grebinski, Kimbo Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA*

The Aesthetics of Obsolescence, Second Saturdays Series at The Space Upstairs, Pittsburgh, PA

 

*solo show

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Re: Re: 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair: PS1 MoMA, NY, NY.

The Domesticity of Abandonment, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2014

Daily Life Storage Project: I Woke Up To (group portfolio project curated by Kris Harzinski)

June Show: Percolate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2013

A Fair, University of Kansas Art + Design Gallery, Lawrence, KS

 

2012

The Indie Photobook Library “Migration,” Contemporary Arts Center of  New  Orleans, New Orleans, LA

A Path Home: Visualizing Trauma and Healing, New Jersey University, Jersey City, NJ

The Indie Photobook  Library at Boston Flashfoward Festival, Boston, MA

 

2011

ATTN: Library, Kosmos Lane Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

The Indie Photobook Library at Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta, GA

215/610: A Juried Drawing Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, DCCC Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

You Wish You Were Here. Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Museum of Modern Art Library (New York),  Self Publish, Be Happy (London), Little Berlin Gallery (Philadelphia), Indie Photobook Library (Washington, DC), Rivers of Steel National Historic District (Pittsburgh, PA), Printed Matter (New York), Booklet Library (Tokyo).