Visiting Artist Presentation
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:00pm
Storrs Campus, Art Building, Arena Gallery
Labb received his BFA in Photography in 1988 from the University of New Mexico, and his MFA in Photography in 1990 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work explores the dynamics between autobiography, body image and gender and in his most recent work, historical contextualization through site-specific installation. Labb’s work has been exhibited at: Avu Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Prague; SF Camerawork, San Francisco; Schneider Gallery, Chicago; Contemporary Art Gallery, University of Connecticut; University of Indiana; Temple Art Gallery, Tyler University; and the Bridge Center of Contemporary Art, El Paso, among others. Labb has been featured in numerous publications including SF Camerawork Quarterly, Luna Cornea Quarterly, AfterImage, Hyphen Magazine, Chicago Reader, The Albuquerque Journal, and many more. He received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in 2000, and was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in Higher Education in 2005.