Lindsey White

Assistant Professor; Photography Department Chair

Lindsey White is an Oklahoma native who lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Through video, photography, and sculpture, White models a type of site gag index, working with the language of magic and comedy to challenge ordinary perceptions by presenting the unexpected and impossible. Like a good joke, her work pits cartoonish occurrence against the mundane physicality of everyday life. She was 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, a recipient of the 2008-2009 Fellowship at the Kala Institute of Art in Berkeley, CA, and was a finalist in both 2012 and 2010 for the SFMOMA SECA Award. She is a part of a collaborative project, Will Brown that is currently based in a storefront space in San Francisco’s Mission District. Their main objective is to manipulate the structures of exhibition-making as a critical practice. Will Brown is Lindsey White, Jordan Stein, and David Kasprzak. Their project has been featured in Art Forum, Frieze, Art Practical, Art Log, KQED, and Bold Italic. Will Brown is a 2013 Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts.


  • BFA, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2004
  • MFA, California College of the Arts, 2007


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