More Than Your Selfie


  • New Museum Los Gatos 106 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 USA

In support of the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) mission to feature exhibits that are connected to globally relevant ideas, art and history, NUMU is pleased to present More Than Your Selfie, an exhibit about the genre and practice of self-portraiture.

It is an enduring tradition for humans to create self-portraits. The self-portrait is used to mark one’s presence, to convey and construct identity and beliefs, and to celebrate or promote individuality and skills. Self-portraits are utilized to facilitate healing, record life changes, events or aging. The self-portrait is also a tool for introspection. More Than Your Selfie will explore the history of the self-portrait, how self-representation has developed over time, its various aspects, motives and intentions, and how the self-portrait continues to permeate and inform our current culture and technology.

Featuring works in a range of media created in the Bay Area and beyond by artists including: Robert Arneson, Hung Liu, Judy Dater, Julie Heffernan, Nina Katchadourian, Alex Kanevsky, Travis Collinson, Kim Frohsin, Elizabeth Barlow, Jackie Kirk, Paul Gibson, Linda Christensen, Phillip Hua, Cristina Nunez, Danny Scheible, Erin Feller, Ray Turner and Katy Schneider, More Than Your Selfie examines art, history, psychology, culture, identity and community. In addition, the exhibit incorporates opportunities for creative and interactive visitor experiences.

More Than Your Selfie is made possible the generous support of our partners, lenders, in-kind donors and sponsors: The Town of Los Gatos, Lite Line Illuminations, Village Glass, Dan Edwards Framing, Michael Rosenthal, Brian Gross Fine Art, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Catherine Clark Gallery, P.P.O.W. Gallery, Gallerie Citi, Kevin Kleinschmidt, Cheryl Morgan, the participating artists and collectors, and Donors to NUMU’s Annual Campaign.

Hung Liu. Official Portraits: Citizen, 2006.

Hung Liu. Official Portraits: Citizen, 2006.