Audrey Mandelbaum grew up in Seattle, Washington. She earned her BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and her 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 (New York, 2000); Cal Poly Pomona (Pomona, 2001); Newtown (Pasadena, 2002); Watts Towers Art Center (Los Angeles, 2003); Millard Sheets Gallery at the Pomona Fairplex (2003-2004); Hudson Franklin Gallery (New York, 2006, 2009); Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles, 2009), the Acadiana Center for the Arts (2014), and Edward Cella Art and Architecture (2014). Solo exhibitions include Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, 2006) Haus Gallery (Pasadena, 2007), 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. She is Administrative Director of Undergraduate Studies at Antioch University, Los Angeles where she also teaches fine art courses. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and cat