Penelope Umbrico attended Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada, and received her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at galleries including the International Center of Photography, New York; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; and PM Gallery, Toronto. Her work has been in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Art in General, New York; Gallery 44, Toronto; Dazibao, Montreal; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California. Umbrico's work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists' Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Catalogue Project Grant, an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship Grant and a Harvestworks Scholar Fellowship. She is also core faculty at the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography and Related Media program in NYC.