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Living and printing in Pittsburgh, PA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Testing/Testing, Silvereye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
New York Art Book Fair
Hickey, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
Blockbuster Video, Glitterbox Theatre, Pittsburgh
Independent Art Book Fair, Los Angeles
Paris Ass Book Fair (Printed Matter’s booth), Palais De Tokyo, Paris
Queering the Collection, International Center for Photography, New York

2017
Re: Arts Show, Brooklyn, NY
Chicago Art Book Fair
New York Queer Zine Fair, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, New York
New York Art Book Fair
Prints, Arts & Multiples Fair, Baltimore
Past, Present, Future, Silvereye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
Domesticity of Abandonment, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2016
Re: Arts Show, Brooklyn, NY
New York Art Book Fair
Bound Art Book Fair, Cleveland MOCA, Cleveland
Artscape Baltimore
New York Queer Zine Fair, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, New York
40 Years/ 40 Nights, Printed Matter Residency, Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
NADA Art Fair (Printed Matter’s Booth), New York

2015
If One Won’t Another One Will, Unsmoke Systems Braddock PA
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

Stockists:
Printed Matter
Dashwood Books
Bureau of General Services Queer Division
Raw Meat Collective
Small Mall Pittsburgh