Voices Lecture Series
Brian Ulrich, Photographer
Brian Ulrich's photographs examine the complexities of theconsumer-dominated culture of the United States. His ongoing project Copia, begun 2002 and currently encompassing sections titled Retail, Thrift, Fair and Dark Stores, captures the everyday activities of shopping, as well as the economic, cultural, social, and political implications of commercialism and the position of the individual in a landscape of marketing and advertising.
Ulrich is a Chicago-based artist whose photographs have been collected by major museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Ulrich has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; the Julie Saul Gallery; and the Robert Koch Gallery among others. In 2009 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.