Lindsey White

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Lindsey White is a visual artist working across many disciplines including photography, video, sculpture, and book making. Her work has been described as "reveling in lighthearted gags and simple gestures to create an experience that is all the more satisfying for the puzzles it contains." [1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. White received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR and her Master of Fine Arts from the California College of Art in San Francisco, CA.[2]


Her solo exhibitions include 2017 SFMOMA SECA Award Exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,[3] In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA.[4][5] "Through video, photography, and sculpture, White models a type of site gag index, working with the language of magic and comedy to challenge ordinary perceptions by presenting the unexpected and impossible. Like a good joke, her work pits cartoonish occurrence against the mundane physicality of everyday life." [6][7] White's work is fictionalizing an awkward stage moment, forming a joke in its own right.[8] She has exhibited at places such as Museum Bärengasse,[9] Switzerland; Bolinas Art Museum, Bolinas, California; Marylhurst Art Gym,[10] Portland, Oregon; San Francisco International Airport Museum,[11] San Francisco, California; diRosa, Napa Valley, California; ACME., Los Angeles, California; San Francisco Arts Commission,[12] San Francisco, California; and Aurora Picture Show, Houston Texas.


Additionally, she is a part of a collaborative project, Will Brown[13][14] (with David Kasprzak and Jordan Stein) who reimagines the roles of artist and curator through an inventive upending of traditional exhibition formats. The collective often mines unexpected or forgotten histories that exist within artistic and cultural spheres.[14][15] The practice has been described as meta-curating.[16] "This trio of artist-curators is making exhibitions and events out of a San Francisco storefront that are smart, weird and historical, with a great sense of humor. Their latest installation — inspired by a true story involving the fate of painter Kazimir Malevich's burial site in Moscow — transformed the space into a luxury Russian condominium."[17][not in citation given] Will Brown has realized projects with Wattis Institute,[18][not in citation given] Kadist Foundation,[19] Ulrich Museum of Art,[20][not in citation given] di Rosa,[21] Headlands Center of the Arts,[22] and in 2015 had a solo MATRIX exhibition at the Berkeley Museum of Art/Pacific Film Archive.[14][23] Will Brown was awarded a Creative Fund Grant in collaboration with the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015.[24][25]


  • Cotton, Charlotte (2015). Photography is Magic. Aperture. ISBN 978-1-59711-331-1
  • White, Lindsey. "The American Road Trip." The Photographer's Playbook, Ed. Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, Aperture, 2014 ISBN 978-1-59711-247-5


White is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute.[26]


  1. ^ Hotchkiss, Sarah. "'Matter of Fact' at Eli Ridgway Gallery". KQED Arts. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. ^ White, Lindsey. "Lindsey White". Retrieved October 12, 2015.
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  4. ^ Siegel, Lily. "The CJM Blog: Lindsey White and What's "In That Case"". Contemporary Jewish Museum. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  5. ^ "In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art". Contemporary Jewish Museum. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Lindsey White". SFAI. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Lindsey White". Eli Ridgway Gallery. Archived from the original on September 22, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Lindsey White at Eli Ridgway Gallery". SFGate. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Twisted Sisters – Reimaging Urban Portraiture" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Paraprosdokians and Rubber Chickens". Marylhurst University. Archived from the original on April 18, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Lindsey White: Matter of Fact". Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "TWISTED SISTERS: Reimaging Urban Portraiture". SFAC Galleries. SFAC Galleries. October 16, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  13. ^ "Home : Will Brown". Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  14. ^ a b c "Art Exhibitions – Will Brown / MATRIX 259". BAMPFA. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  15. ^ McDowell, Tara (June 2, 2012). "Manitoba Museum of Finds Art". Artforum. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  16. ^ Martinez, Christina Catherine. "Meet Will Brown: Meta-Curating". ArtSlant. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Tauba Auerbach on Book Fairs, Knitwear and the Grateful Dead". T Magazine. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  18. ^ "Capp Street Project Turns 30: CCA Wattis Institute Jumps to the Occasion". California College of the Arts. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  19. ^ "City of Busappearances -- CITYDETOUR with Will Brown". Kadist Art Foundation. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  20. ^ "Bruce Conner: Somebody Else's Prints". Ulrich Museum of Art. Wichita State University. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  21. ^ "On Rotation: Will Brown Selects – Inherent Vice: This Is Not A Bruce Conner Exhibition". di Rosa. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  22. ^ "Will Brown". Headlands Center for the Arts. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  23. ^ Howard, Rachel (June 10, 2015). "Art group Will Brown adds green glow to '70s installation". SFGate. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  24. ^ "Will Brown collaborating with the San Francisco Art Institute". Creative Work Fund. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  25. ^ Hunt, Emily (August 10, 2015). "Berkeley's 'MATRIX 259' Dives Mischievously into the Archives". KQED Arts. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  26. ^ "Faculty appointments of Sampada Aranke, Lasse Scherffig, and Lindsey White". Art & Education. Retrieved October 12, 2015.

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