Barbara Kasten

Works

1981
Installation View
Installation View
Installation View
Installation View
Installation View
1975. Cyanotype. 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm.
1975. Cyanotype. 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm.
1982. Polaroid. 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm
1981. Polaroid. 10 x 8 inches, 25.4 x 20.3 cm.
1982. Polaroid. 24 x 20 inches, 61 x 50.8 cm.
2009. Archival Pigment Print. 50 x 40 inches, 127 x 101.6 cm.
2011. Archival Pigment Print. 50 x 40 inches, 127 x 101.6 cm.
2011. Archival pigment print. 50 x 40 inches, 127 x 101.6 cm.
2012. Archival pigment print. 50 x 40 inches, 127 x 101.6 cm.

Biography

 

Education

1970 M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

1960 Professor Emeritus Columbia College, Chicago

1959 B.F.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

 

Solo Exhibitions


2015

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (forthcoming)

2013

Scenes from Places Beyond, Recent Works and Video Installation, Kadel

Willborn Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

Mary Mary at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (Two person show with Sara Barker)

2012

Behind the Curtain, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, California

Tektonika: Barbara Kasten & Magicgruppe Kulturobjekt, Kunstverein Nuremberg, Germany (Two person show)

Constructs, Abrasions, Melons and Cucumbers, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY (Two person show)

2011

Experimental Work from 1970, Pacific Standard Time,  Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica

Ineluctable, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

A Matter of Perception, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany

REMIX Video Installation, Applied Art, Chicago

2010

Gallery Luisotti ,Santa Monica, CA

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2009

Through a Glass Darkly, Video Installation, SubCity, Chicago, IL

2007

Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006

Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

2004

Tampa Gallery of Photography, Tampa, Florida

Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, California

2002

Art Museum, University of Memphis, Tennessee

2001

Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California

2000

Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada

1999

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California

1998

Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

1997

Small Works Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada

1996

Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California

Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California

Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1995

Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Parchman Stremmel, San Antonio, Texas

1993

Place Sazaby/Gallery RAM, Los Angeles, California

1992

d.p. Fong and Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Tinglado 2, Tarragona, Spain

1991

PARCO Exposure Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

URBI et ORBI Galerie, Paris, France

Photo Forum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Spirit Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1990

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Ehlers-Caudill Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1989

International Center of Photography Midtown, New York, NY (poster)

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1989

Krygier Landau Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

1988

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1987

Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Kimo Theater, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1986

Foster Goldstrom Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Yurakucho Asahi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Keihan Gallery, Osaka, Japan

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

1985

G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Vision Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Barbara Kasten Constructs, Port Washington Library, Port Washington, New York

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Exact Seeing, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California

Toward an Interconnectedness of All Things, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

1984

Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Columbia College, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1983

Carol Taylor Art, Dallas, Texas

1982

Art Museum and Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, California

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut

1981

International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

1977

Simon Lowinsky Gallery, San Francisco, California

1976

Jack Glenn Gallery, Newport Beach, California

1976

The Phoenix Gallery, San Francisco, California

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York

1972

Gallery of Sculpture, Warsaw, Poland

 

Group Exhibitions

2014

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2013

Black Rabbit, White Hole, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Color Rush: 75 Years of Photography in America, Milwaukee Art Museum

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Smithsonian

The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Abron Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York

2011

Channel to the New Image, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

Untitled Document”, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL

From Polaroid to (IM)POSSIBLE - The WestLicht Collection, Vienna, Austria -book

Distilled Moments, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Constructions, Barbara Kasten and Alexandra Leykauf – Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK

2010

NADA, Miami Basel Art Fair, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

A Matter of Time, Kadel Willborn Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany

Immaterial, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas – book

Let There Be Geo, A& D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago

Terminus Ante Quem, Shane Huffmman, Barbara Kasten, Anthony Pearson, Erin Shirref, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

In a Paperweight, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Show, Monique Meloche, Chicago. IL

LISTE, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland, James Fuentes LLC, New York

Starburst: The History of Color Photography in the 1970’s, The Cincinnati Museum of Art, OH – book

Picturing the Studio, School of the Art Institute Sullivan Galleries, Chicago,IL

2009

Contemporary Abstractions, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY

Twilight, Harris Lieberman Gallery, NY

Constructivismes, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, Aperture Gallery, New York – book

Polaroid: Exp 09.10.09, Atlas Gallery, London, England

2008

Re-Considering Color, Postmodern Classical II, The City College, CUNY, New York

2006

Alinari National Museum of Photography, Polaroid Collection – Florence, Italy

2005

Polaroid Collection traveling exhibition

2004

In the Center of Things: A Tribute to Harold Jones, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ

2003

American Perspectives, Photographs from Polaroid Collection, Boston, MA

Through the Looking Glass, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Il

Go On Being, Our Blue Star, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Japan – book

2001

Zeros and ones: Digital Photography, College of St. Francis, River Forest, Il

Photograms from the 20th Century, Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico

City 2000 – A project to document Chicago in the Year 2000, Chicago Cultural Center

2000

Polaroid Collection, Tokyo Metro Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, traveling

Architectural Constructs, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights, 1995-2000, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, New York

First Works, Glass Curtin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois

Thomas Joshua Cooper, Anna Fox, Barbara Kasten, Seydou Keita, Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, Museum of Contemporay Photography, Columbia College Chicago

Cameraless Images, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

1999

Contemporary Classicism, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York

Marjorie & Leonard Vernon Collection, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, California

Ancient History, Yancey  Richardson Gallery, New York, New York

1998

Masterpieces of Photography from the Merrill Lynch Collection, James A. Michener Art Museum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

4 P-platinum, pixilated, pinhole, polaroid, Caldwell College, Caldwell, New Jersey

Photograph’s Multiple Roles, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago – book

1997

Connexions and Disconnexions: Filiaci, Kasten, Thomas & Tanger, Nuova Icona,Venice, Italy

Eye of the Beholder, Avon Collection, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

1996

The Painted Photograph, University of Wyoming, DeCordova Museum, Massachusetts

1995

This is A Set-Up: Fab Photo Fictions, Bowling Green State University, Fine Art Center Galleries, Bowling Green, Ohio

Bit by bit, postphotographic imaging, Hunter College, New York, New York

Targeting Images, Objects + Ideas, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

Image de la mere, Le Forum des Halles, Paris, France

1994

Experimental Vision: The Evolution of the Photograph, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection: Tradition and the Unpredictable, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Seurat Grows Up, Maine Coast Artist, Rockport, Maine

Portraitof My Mother, French Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England

Defining Color, TZ Art & Co., New York, New York

Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age, Aperture, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; San Jose Museum of Art, California – book

Stilled Pictures-Still Life, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

1993

American Made: The New Still Life, Isetan Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Royal College of Art, London, England

1992

Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1980, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California – book

Set and Setting, Berland/Hall Gallery, New York, New York

California, The Cultural Edge, Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles, California

New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

1991

Site Work: Architecture in Photography Since Early Modernism, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England

To Collect the Art of Women, Fine Arts Museum, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1990

Constructed Spaces, Photographic Resource Center, Boston Architectural Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Das Konstruierte Bild, Kunstverein Munchen; Kunsthalle Nurnberg; Forum Bottchectruse, Bremen; Badischer Kunstverein; Germany – book

1990

Focus on Photography 1980-1990, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, Virginia

1989

The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980′s, National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Abstraction in Photography, Zabriskie Gallery, New York

Photographs from Private Twin Cities Collections, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1988

Fabrications: Staged, Altered, and Appropriated Photographs, International Center of Photography, New York – book

M. Anwal Kamal Collection of Art, Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida

Selections 4, Photokina 88, Polaroid Gallery, Cologne, West Germany

1987

Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California – book

The Composed Exposure, Jeffrey Linden Gallery, West Hollywood, California

ART AGAINST AIDS, benefit for The American Foundation for AIDS Reserarch, New York, New York

1986

Art and Advertising: Commercial Photography by Artists, International Center of Photography, New York, New York – book

Artists in Mid-Career, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Franicsco, California

1985

Images of Excellence, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York – book

Paris-New York-Tokyo, Tsukuba Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

Extending the Perimeters of 20th Century Photography, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

PHOTOGRAMS, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan Wisconsin

1984

Photography in California: 1945 to the Present, San Francisco    Museum of Modern Art; Museum Folkwang, Essen, West Germany; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Contemporary Constructs: 20 Los Angeles Photographers, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies/Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California

Barbara Kasten /Timothy Lamb, Film in the Cities Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota

1983

Big Pictures By Contemporary Photographers, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Photographers invite Photographers, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, Il,  J. Neimanas and Robert Heinecken, Curators

Habitats, The Clocktower, New York

An Artistic Conversation, 1931-1982: Poland/USA, Dublin, Ireland

In Color: Ten California Photographers, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California

Three-Dimensional Photographs, Castelli Graphics, New York, New York

1982

Color as Form: History of Color Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; International Museum of Photography at Eastman House, Rochester, New York

Studio Work: Photographs by Ten Los Angeles Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California -catalog

1982

Poland USA Exchange, ARC Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France – catalog

20 x 24 Polaroid, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

1981

Still Life: Photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

1980

Reasoned Spaces, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona – catalog

Contemporary Photographs: Fernandez, Fulton, Kasten, Rome, Robert Freidus Gallery, New York, New York

1979

Attitudes: Photography in the l970′s, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California – catalog

Altered Photographs, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, PS 1, Long Island City, New York

The New Season: 9 Contemporary Photographers, Witkin Gallery, New York, New York

1978

Interchange, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California – catalog

1977

Callis, Kasten, Zimmerman, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Point of View: Carson, Kasten, Preston, Wolf, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

1975

Gallery as Studio, Scripps College, Claremont, California – catalog

1971

Photomedia, Museum of Contemporary Arts and Crafts, New York, New York

Photo Image in Printmaking, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

1970

California Photographers, University of California, Davis, California – catalog

 

LECTURES

2013
Panel: “Color Rush,” Aperture, AIPAD Conference, New York
Panel: “Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show,”
Henry Street Settlementʼs Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

2012
Expo Chicago, Panel “Eclectic Coherence,” Chicago, Illinois
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

2010
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson

2009
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Artists Speak” series

2008
Columbia College Faculty Retreat, Distinguished Artist Presentation

2007
Columbia College Faculty Retreat, Distinguished Artist Presentation
The New School, NY,representing Columbia College Photography Department

2004
Tampa Gallery of Photography, Tampa, Florida

2002
Art Museum, University of Memphis, Tennessee

1999
Columbia College Faculty Retreat, Panel “New Direction in Photography”
Seminar Guest, Honors Program at Daley College, Chicago, Illinois
“Chicago Photo” lecture series, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1998
“Photography CHICAGO 1998,” Chicago, Illinois
SPE National Convention, Panel “Going Commercial: Fine Art Photographers Explore Todayʼs Marketplace,” Tucson, Arizona
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1996
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Ithaca College, Lecture and Workshop, Ithaca, New York

1994
VISCOMM 94, Javits Convention Center, New York, New York
MacWorld Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts

1993
Art and Photography Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
School of the Visual Arts, New York, New York

1992
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
Society for Photographic Education, National Convention, Washington, D.C.

1991
Osaka Visual Arts Society, Osaka, Japan
School of Photographic Arts, Osaka, Japan
Art and Photography Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1988
WORLDESIGN 88, Marriot Hotel, New York, New York

1987
SPE Midwest Regional Conference, Featured Guest Speaker, Chicago, Illinois

1984
New York University, New York, New York
Film in the Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1983
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

1982
University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Art and Photography Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2012 Professor Emerita Columbia College, Chicago
2011 Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
2010 Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
2009 Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
2006-8 Distinguished Artist, Columbia College Chicago
2005 Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
1998 Graduate International Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
1996 Artist in Residence, EKLISIA, Gumusluk, Turkey
1995 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Cornell Council for the Arts, Visiting Artist Residency, (March)
USIA Arts America Cultural Specialist, (in Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia)
Artist in Residence, EKLISIA, Gumusluk, Turkey
1991  Apple Digital Photography Grant
Artist in Residence, Musee de Pont Aven, Pont Aven, France
1985 Capp Street Project Residency, San Francisco, California
1982 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
Polaroid Collection Program (1982 – present)
1981 National Endowment of the Arts Grant; Project Director, Videotape Documentary,
“High Heels and Ground Glass” Coast Community College District
1977 National Endowment of the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1971 Fulbright Hays Fellowship, Poland

 

Museum Collections

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Helen Forsman Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

The Huntington, San Marino, California

International Center of Photography, New York, New York

International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Museum of Modern Art, Lodz, Poland

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana1 7

Onassis Foundation USA, New York, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

The Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida

Tate Modern, London, UK

WestLicht Museum, Vienna, Austria