Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY, 2004
BFA, Fordham University, New York, NY, 2000
An ambitious dilettante, Lepore's work is an example of the neo-documentary style of photography, pioneered by Lee Friedlander and Nan Goldin. He is part of a small cadre of new artists experimenting with expanding the definition of photography. His work is quirky, halcyon, vaguely ordinary, and strikingly unusual—a liberated combination that manages to maintain cohesion in spite of the heterogeneity of its subjects.
Anthony Lepore was born and raised in California, a geographical factor that may account for the sun-drenched images that frequently appear in his body of work. Not one to be restricted by a single style, Lepore's 2010 exhibition Bird Shop featured a series of black-and-white images that drew comparisons to Diane Arbus. Lepore was awarded a 2005 Alice Kimball Travel Fellowship and an Award for Artistic Excellence by Fordham University in 2000.
Anthony Lepore Gallery Art
Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Kloster Schoenthal, Basel, Switzerland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Tate Gallery, London, England
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel