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California Photographer Among MacArthur "Genius" Fellows: Uta Barth


Published: 10-04-2012

She got a phone call out of the blue: $500,000 – no strings attached.  Uta Barth, Southern California conceptual photographer, was just named one of 2012's MacArthur Foundation Fellows, one of the world's most prestigious honors.  A professor emeritus at the University of California at Riverside, where she was a professor in the Department of Art from 1990 to 2008, her photographs have been exhibited at such national and international venues as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Other artists among the 2012 crop of MacArthur Fellows include:




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