Conversation with Gina Osterloh and Ellen Tani

September 28, 2023
6:00–7:00 PM

Location: Online

Join CMA and Aperture for a FREE virtual conversation with artist Gina Osterloh and art historian Ellen Tani who will discuss Osterloh’s work and solo exhibition Mirror, Shadow, Shape, now on view at the Museum until October 8. Osterloh’s work is featured on the cover of Aperture’s latest issue Being & Becoming: Asian in America.

Check back to this page to tune-in to the virtual experience on the event date, registration is encouraged.


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About the Speakers

Gina Osterloh cites her experiences as a multiracial Filipino American woman in Ohio as a set of formative experiences that led her to photography, larger questions of perception, and how a viewer perceives difference and sameness. As a multi-disciplinary artist Osterloh uses photography, video, performance, and sculpture in ways that interrogate the boundaries of a body and preconceived notions of identity. Osterloh is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University.
Headshot by Dean Taylor

Ellen Y. Tani is an art historian and curator who explores the histories of American art and contemporary art through a critical race studies lens, with a particular focus on conceptual- and performance-oriented practices. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art History in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research has been supported by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies at the University of Virginia, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University, the Clark Art Institute, the Getty Research Institute, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. As a curator who has held positions at both public-facing and academic art museums, she brings an artist-centric focus to her scholarship. She has authored numerous essays in exhibition catalogs and peer-reviewed publications, including Art Journal, American Quarterly, and Panorama. She is currently developing the first scholarly monograph on the conceptual artist Charles Gaines.
Photo credit Bria Fast

Gina Osterloh, Looking Back, I Accepted Your Invitation, 2005. Courtesy of the artist, Higher Pictures Generation, New York and Silverlens Galleries, Manila, Philippines and New York
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