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Teresa Hubbard

Professor, Studio Art (Photography)

Department Assistant Chair for Studio Art


Teresa Hubbard (Irish/ American/ Swiss, born in Dublin, Ireland 1965) grew up in Australia and attended the BA creative writing program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the BFA studio art program at the University of Texas at Austin. She went on to study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Graduate Program in Sculpture at Yale University School of Art, New Haven. In 1992 Hubbard received her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. In 2017, Hubbard and her long-term collaborator, the Swiss artist, Alexander Birchler, were each awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in recognition of their outstanding international achievements to art and culture. Hubbard lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Austin, TX where she holds the William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship in Photography at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2017 Hubbard / Birchler are representing Switzerland in the Swiss Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial in the exhibition curated by Philipp Kaiser, “Women of Venice.” Hubbard / Birchler’s work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; Goetz Collection, Munich; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington D. C.; Kunsthaus Zurich; Kunstmuseum Basel; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Yokohama Museum of Art and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.

Their extensive international exhibition history includes the 48th and 57th Venice Biennial; the Tate Museum Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin; Reina Sofia Museum Madrid; Kunsthaus Graz; Mori Museum Tokyo; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; National Gallery Prague and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Their exhibitions are regularly reviewed in the New York Times; ArtForum International; Art in America; Frieze and Parkett. Their work has been prominently featured in the PBS series, Art 21 — Art in the 21st Century, an educational archive which is broadcast in over 50 countries. Hubbard / Birchler are represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin and Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg.