Catherine Opie was born in 1961 in Ohio. She received her MFA from CalArts in 1988. Her solo exhibitions include LA Freeways (San Francisco) and Being and Having (New York). Her work has appeared in group exhibitions from Paris to Australia to New Orleans, including the 1995 Whitney Museum Biennial in New York and In a Different Light at the University Art Museum in Berkeley in 1995. She lives in Los Angeles and is on the staff of the University of California, Irvine.
Blake, Nayland, Lawrence Rinder and Amy Scholder, editors. In A Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice. San Francisco: City Lights, 1995.
Bright, Susie and Jill Posener, eds. Nothing But the Girl: The Blatant Lesbian Image. London and New York, Cassell, 1996.
Jones, Amilia, ed.. Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1996.
Neumaier, Diane, ed. Reframings: New American Feminist Photographies. Philadelphia: Temple, 1995.
Smyth, Cherry. Damn Fine Art by New Lesbian Artists. New York and London: Cassell, 1996.
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