Photography show opens at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — A photography exhibition by Deborah Orloff opens Monday at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery.

Orloff is a professor and associate chair of the art department at the University of Toledo. She teaches all levels of photography at UT’s Center for Visual Arts and has been a professional artist for more than 20 years. Originally from New York City, Orloff received her master’s degree from Syracuse University and her bachelor’s from Clark University.

Although her primary medium is photography, she also has worked in video and installation. Her artwork has been included in numerous exhibitions at national and international venues, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Toyohashi Museum of Art & History in Japan and the Royal Scottish Academy in Scotland.

Her current series, “Elusive Memory,” was included at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography as part of their Midwest Photographers Project. Orloff has been the recipient of dozens of grants and awards, including corporate sponsorship by Hahnemuhle Paper and the Ohio Arts Council’s 2019 Individual Excellence Award.


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