Catherine Opie (born 1961) is an American artist specialized in issues within documentary photography. Throughout her work she has investigated aspects of community, making portraits of many groups including L.G.B.T. community.
Catherine Opie has won numerous awards which include the 1997 Citibank Private Bank Emerging Artist Award, 1999 Washington University Freund Fellowship, 2003 CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, 2004 Larry Aldrich Award, San Francisco Art Institute President’s Award for Excellence, and 2006 United States Artist Fellowship.
Her work will be featured in a mid- career survey at the Guggenheim Museum in New York from September 26, 2008 till January 5, 2009 curated by Jennifer Blessing. It will include a encyclopedic exhibition catalogue of all of Opie’s work since 1988.