Audrey Mandelbaum earned a BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was awarded the 2001 Friends of Photography Emerging Photographer Award, a City of Chicago CAAP Grant, was a finalist for a Creative Capital Grant, and received two Ragdale Foundation Fellowships. She has exhibited widely in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, including group shows at The Art Institute of Chicago (1999); Artists Space (2000); Cal Poly Pomona (2001); Newtown (2002); Watts Towers Art Center (2003); Millard Sheets Gallery at the Pomona Fairplex (2003-2004); Hudson Franklin Gallery (2006); Torrance Art Museum (2009), Left Coast Gallery (2010), Acadiana Center for the Arts (2014); Edward Cella Art and Architecture (2014), and the Scranch High Desert project series (2016, 2017, and 2018). Solo exhibitions include Orange Coast College Art Gallery (Costa Mesa, CA, 2016); Antioch University Los Angeles (Culver City, CA, 2015); Haus Gallery (Pasadena, CA, 2007), Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, CA, 2006), and The Front Gallery (New Orleans, 2013). Her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the New York Public Library, the Seattle Art Museum, and several private collections.
Audrey is currently Administrative Director of Undergraduate Studies at AULA and Chair of the Administrator’s Assembly. Previously, she served as Coordinator of the MFA program at AULA, and before that, as Assistant Director of Graduate Fine Arts at the USC Roski School of Art and Design. She has taught art at Antioch University, Pasadena City College, Columbia College Chicago, and the University of Illinois, Chicago.