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Lorie Novak
Board Member

Lorie Novak serves as A VOICE Board Member. Lorie is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, and the founding director of Tisch Future Imagemakers, a free social practice project for NYC area high school students. Her photo-based works, installations, and web projects use various technologies of representation to explore issues of memory and transmission,

identity and loss, presence and absence, shifting cultural meanings of

photographs, and the relationship between the intimate and the public.


Her web project, 1996-present, exploring how family photographs shape our memory was one of the earliest interactive storytelling sites. Novak’s work has been in numerous exhibitions. Highlights include solo exhibitions

at Photoville, Brooklyn, NY; ArtSway, Hampshire, England; The International Center for Photography, NY; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Houston Center for Photography; Addison Gallery, Andover, MA; and Stanford University Art Museum. Group exhibitions include ones

at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Jewish Museum, NY; The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago; The Hood Museum, NH; Fotodok, Utrecht, the Netherlands; and Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland, among others.


She has been the recipient of two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, a NEA Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center (Italy), Bogliasco Foundation, (Italy);

ArtSway (England), Mac Dowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Djerassi Foundation.

Her photographs are in numerous permanent collections including the Art Institute

of Chicago; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and the

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 


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