Lorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography and Imaging at NYU Tisch School of Arts. Her photographs, installations, and Internet projects have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including ones at ArtSway, Hampshire, England; The International Center of Photography, NY; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ,; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Jewish Museum, NY; among others. She has been the recipient of NEA & NYFA Fellowships, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation, Italy; Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center, Italy; MacDowell Colony; Yaddo,; Djerassi Foundation, and ArtSway (England). Her photographs are in numerous permanent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum of Modern Art, NY; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Novak's ongoing Collected Visions project, exploring how family photographs shape our memory was one of the earliest interactive storytelling sites when it launched in 1996. She also initiated and co-directs the Photography & Imaging department’s community collaboration program, www.photoandimaging.net/coco, where P&I students teach photography and digital imaging to NYC high school students, and is Chair of the Visual Arts Steering Committee at NYU. See www.lorienovak.com for more information.