Jennifer Greenburg

Program Director, Photography
Associate Professor, Photography

MFA, The University of Chicago
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Jennifer Greenburg is a contemporary artist who works with photographic imagery. Her work identifies the way historical photographic imagery assists in idealizing and obfuscating the harsh realities of the American past. 

Jennifer Greenburg holds an MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute and has been a professional educator since 2002. Her area of concentration in teaching is conceptual art and the articulation of ideas using lens-based media. She has taught courses in photography, digital media, video, printmaking, public speaking, history of photography, and analog and digital drawing. Greenburg has been invited to speak about her work and her teaching and hold workshops with students around the globe.  


  • Greenburg’s work is part of the permanent collection of 

    • The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas; 

    • Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Arizona; 

    • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; 

    • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California; 

    • Light Work, Syracuse, New York; 

    • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; 

    • Eskenazi Museum of Art, Bloomington, Indiana; and

    • the National Gallery of Canada.

  • Solo shows of Greenburg’s work have been held at The Print Center in Philadelphia, and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Greenburg’s work has been part of numerous international group shows, including The Museum of Contemporary Photography at 40 in Chicago.


Visit Jennifer Greenburg’s website.

Awards & Accolades

  • Greenburg was an artist in residence at Light Work, Syracuse, New York, and is a recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Grants. 

  • She is also an upcoming fellow at the CherryHurst House at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.