Graduated from School of Visual Arts of New York in 1989 with a master's degree, Penelope Umbrico now lives in New York. Most of the works of Penelope Umbrico are not produced by own cameras, but are recombined and arranged of other people's pictures, which creates pictures with new observations and new meanings. Penelope Umbrico's most famous works is the series of works Sun, whose photos are from photos of the sun uploaded by ickr users on the website. Penelope Umbrico developed these photos and put them on the wall, with a solar image, which generates a gorgeous visual effect.