Abbey Hepner


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  • Southern Illinois University, Assistant Professor and Artist

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  • ISEA2020

    Abbey Hepner is an artist and educator interested in health, technology, and our relationship with place. She frequently works at the intersection of art and science, questioning systems of power and the use of health as a currency. Her practice ranges in execution from art intervention to performance, from coding to biological experimentation, but the artwork almost always lives in and through the photographic medium.Hepner received degrees in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of Utah and her MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited widely in such venues as the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (Kobe, Japan), SITE Santa Fe, the University of Buffalo Art Galleries, Noorderlicht Photofestival (Groningen, Netherlands), and the Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR).

    Her work has been recently highlighted in Hyperallergic, Lenscratch, Ars Technica, Artillery Magazine, Aint-Bad Magazine, and Fraction Magazine. In the summer of 2018, she was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada. Hepner is a 2020 presenter for the Yuma Art Symposium and the Society for Photographic Education in Houston, Texas. She currently teaches at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as an Assistant Professor of Art and Area Head of Photography.Short Bio:Abbey Hepner is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is interested in health, technology, and our relationship with place. She has an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico, and in 2018, she was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre in Canada. Her work has been exhibited widely in such venues as the Mt. Rokko Photography Festival in Japan, SITE Santa Fe, and the Krannert Art Museum. She is a 2020 presenter for the Yuma Art Symposium and the Society for Photographic Education conference in Houston, Texas.

    ISEA2015

    Abbey Hepner, MFA University of New Mexico, USA.


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  • United States of America

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