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EDUCATION
MFA, Photography, San Francisco Art Institute 1973
BA, Political Science, University of California 1968

PROFESSIONAL AFFILATIONS
California College of Arts
Professor of Art 1989 - present
Chair- Photography Department 1993-1999

San Francisco Art Institute
Instructor of Photography 1978-1988

Headlands Center for the Arts
Board of Trustees 1992 -1998

AWARDS

2000 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship
  United States State Department: International Arts and Lectures Grant
  Flintridge Foundation Artist’s Fellowship
1999 Gerbode Foundation
1997 Society of Environmental Graphic Design - Award of Merit
1996 Haas Foundation - Creative Work Fund Award
  Marin Arts Council, Artist Fellowship
1992 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1991 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award
1989 Fleishhaker Foundation Eureka Fellowship
1988 Englehard Fellowship, ICA Boston
1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
  Marin Arts Council, Artists Fellowship
1983 Guggenheim Fellowship
1980 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1978 California Arts Council, Special Projects (with Mike Mandel)
1977 National Endowment for the Arts, Photography Fellowship
1976 National Endowment for the Arts, Art in Public Places with (Mike Mandel)

PUBLICATIONS

Published Books
2004 The Valley, Scalo Verlag
1992 Pictures From Home, Harry N. Abrams Inc. New York
1989 Headlands: The Marin Coast at the Golden Gate. University of New Mexico Press (collaboration with Miles DeCoster, Mark Klett, Mike Mandel and Paul Metcalf)
1977 Evidence. (collaboration with Mike Mandel), self published
1974 How to Read Music in One Evening (collaboration with Mike Mandel)
   
Anthologies, Catalogues, Portfolios
2005 Kennedy Marla, Looking at Los Angeles D.A.P.
2004 Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 Museum of Modern Art
2003 Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass
  Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art. Seattle Art Museum
2002

Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum and Prestel Verlag

 

Lehmann, Ulrich. Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography. ICA Boston, and Hadje Cantz

  Hingston, Thomas PORN? Vision On, London
2001 Aletti, Vince et al. The Book of 101 Books, PPP Editions and Roth Horowitz
 

Neri, Louise. Settings and Players: Theatrical Ambiguity In AmericanPhotography, The White Cube, London, England

  Sandbye, Mette. Mindsmaerker, Raevens Sorte Bibliotek
2000 American Treasures of the Corcoran Museum of Art, Abbeville Press
  Druckery,Timothy. Immodest Gazes. La Fundacio La Caiza, Barcelona
  Made in California; Image and Identity 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  Kemp, Arnold. Bay Area Now 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF
  Kabat, Nora. Beyond Boundries: Contemporary Photography in California. Friends of Photography
1998 Hirsch, Marianne. Familial Gaze. Harvard University Press
  Phillips, Sandra. Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence. Chronicle Books
  George, Alice Rose. Hope Photographs, Thames and Hudson
1997 Rugoff, Ralph. Scene of the Crime, MIT Press
 

Sussler, Betsey. Speak Art, The Best of Bomb Magazine Interviews. G + B Arts International

  "What remains After Things Fall Apart" Blind Spot (#Ten)
1995 Home is Where University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  Making of a Modern Museum, SF Museum of Modern Art
  A Century of American Photography, The Hallmark Collection, Abrams
1994 Brown, Carol. "Who’s Looking at the Family?" Barbican Art Gallery, (London 1992)
1993 Heyman, Abigal. Flesh and Blood. The Picture Project NY
  Geibert, Ron. Parents. Dayton Art Institute/Wright State University
1991

Galassi, Peter. The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort. The Museum of Modern Art

  Bamburger, Tom. Blood Relatives. The Milwaukee Art Museum
1989 Kismaric, Susan. California Photography: Re - Making Make Believe. The Museum of Modern Art
1987 Grundberg, Andy and Kathleen Gauss. Photography and Art: Interactions since 1946. New York: Abbeville Press
1985

Irmas, Deborah. Signs of the Times: Some Recurring Motifs in 20th Century Photography. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1984

Katzman, Lousie. Photography in California: 1945 through 1975. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1981

Thomas, Lew and Peter D’Agostino eds. Still Photography: The Problematic Model. San Francisco: NFS Press

ONE PERSON AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2005 Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne Switzerland
  Photographers’ Gallery, London England
  Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp Belgium
2004 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  Galerie Thomas Zander, Koln Germany
  The Apartment, Athens, Greece
  Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
  Janet Borden Gallery, New York
2003 Isabella Brancolini Art Contemporane Gallery, Florence Italy
  Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
2002 Reflex Modern Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France
2001 Janet Borden Gallery, New York
2000 Galerie MK, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
1996 Queens Museum, New York
1995 Scottsdale Center for the Arts - Scottsdale Arizona
1994 Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington DC
1993 Chicago Cultural Arts Center
  Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh PA
  San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
  Janet Borden Gallery, New York
1992 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  San Jose Museum of Art
1990 The Exploratorium, San Francisco, ca
1989 Janet Borden Gallery, New York
  Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (with Mike Mandel and Mark Klett)
1987 Rhode Island School of Design
1983 University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA *
  Film In The Cities, St Paul, MN
1982 Portland School of Art, ME
  University of Colorado Art Gallery 
1981 Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
  Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR 
1979 Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art *
1978 Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
  Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art *
1977 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art *

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2006 Berlin Bienalle
2005 Girls in Film, Zwirner and Wirth Gallery, New York
  About Face, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  Culture and Continuity The Jewish Museum, New York
2004 Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Inside Out: Portraits From the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art
  Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art. Vancouver Art Gallery, BC
2003 Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass
  Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art. Seattle Art Museum
  TV CINEMA VIDEO, Galerie Thomas Zander, Koln Germany
  Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton Mass
  Turning Corners, University Art Museum, Berkeley
2002 Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art - Whitney Museum of American Art
 

Chic Clicks: Creativity and Commerce in Contemporary Fashion Photography, Fotomuseum Wintertur, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

  House Broken, Rena Branstein Gallery, San Francisco
2001 Settings and Players: Theatrical Ambiguity In American Photography, White Cube, London, England and the Prague City Gallery
  Picturing Media: Modern Photographs from the Collections, The Metropolitan Museum NY
  Points of Departure: Connecting with Contemporary Art, SF Museum of Modern Art
2000 The Persistence of Photography in American Portraiture, Yale University Art Gallery
  Immodest Gazes. La Fundacio La Caiza, Barcelona, Spain
  The Path of Resistance; Protest Art in the 20th Century, Museum of Modern Art, NY
  Made in California, Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art
  Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
  American Treasures from the Corcoran Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art
  Making Light: Wit and Humor in Photography, Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vasser
1999 Modern Starts/PEOPLE The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale Florida
  Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art
  Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  25/25 Southern Exposures, San Francisco
1998 Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York
  Matrix: 20 Years, University Art Museum, Berkeley CA
  The American Lawn: Surface of Everyday Life, Centre Canadien D’Architecture
  UnderExposed Stockholm Metro Stations - Stockholm Sweden
1997 HOPE, The National Arts Club - New York City
  Marin Arts Awards Exhibition - Falkirk Gallery, San Rafael
  Friends and Family, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
  Scene of the Crime, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
1996 The Familial Gaze - Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
  To Keep Her Countenance, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
  Illustrious History 1871-Present John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
  Photography as a Reflection of Time, Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.
  Picturing Modernity, Aspects From the Permanent Collection, SF Museum of Modern Art
1995 AlterEgo Amsterdam Center for the Arts, Holland
  La Matuere, L ‘Ombre, La Fiction Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris
  Moving the Message: Activism and Art, San Francisco Camerawork Gallery
  Death and the Family Presentation House Gallery, Vancover B.C. Canada
  Photography Stephan Wirtz Gallery , San Francisco
  Home is Where Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  We Look and See University Art Museum - Berkeley, California
  Inaugural Exhibition San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  Spirit of Play Union Station, New York City
1994 Whose Looking at the Family, Barbicon Art Gallery, London, England
  Gesture and Pose, The Museum of Modern Art
  Nature and Culture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1992 “Dismantling The Myth of the Family," Betty Rymer Gallery / The Art Institute of Chicago
  “Parents”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University
  “This Sporting Life”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia (Traveling Exhibition)
1991 “The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Traveling Exhibition)
  “Prints , Drawings, Photographs: a Summer Selection" The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 

"Photography as Idea: Conceptual Photography of the 60's and 70's” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

  "Blood Relatives," Milwaukee Art Museum
 

“Imaging the Family: Photographs by Tina Barney, Lorie Novak, and Larry Sultan," List Art Center Brown University, RI

1990 "Recent Collaborations," Northlight Gallery Tempe, Arizona
 

"Re:Memory, The Work of Lorie Novak, George Kruse, Larry Sultan and Anne Turyn,” Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

1989 "California Photography: Remaking Make-Believe", The Museum of Modern Art, NY (Traveling Exhibition)
  Real Life Fictions: Photographs of Bill Dane, John Harding and Larry Sultan", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1988 "Nature and Culture, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
  "Collaborations," Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Corporation
  "Cross Currents/Cross Country," SF Camerawork/ Photographic Resource Center
  "The Swimmers," Burden Gallery, New York (Catalogue)
1987 "Photography and Art: Interactions Since 1946,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum
1985 "American Images 1945-1985. Barbican Art Gallery, London England
  "Playing it Again: Strategies of Appropriation", Santa Fe Center of Contemporary Art, (Traveling Exhibition)
  Family as Subject Matter in Contemporary Art", Washington Project for the Arts
  "Art and Advertising", Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
  "Les Immateriaux", Musee National D'Art Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou
  Signs of the Times", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  “New Color Photography,”The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  "The Swimmers,”Pace Mcgill Gallery, New York
1984 "Photography in California: 1945-1975,” The San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, (Traveling Exhibition)
  "The Collection of Sam Wagstaff," International Center of Photography, NY
1982 "20th Century Photography From the Museum of Modern Art , Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (Catalogue)
  "Beyond Color,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  "A Few French Gestures", Paris Bienale XIIeme, Paris, France

PUBLIC COLLECTION

Art Institute of Chicago

The Baltimore Museum of Art

Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris France

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon AZ

Canadian Center for Art and Architecture

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vasser College

Foundation Peter Stuyvesant

Frods Regional D'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ca

The Jewish Museum, New York

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The List Art Center, Brown University, Boston

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art

New Mexico State University Art Gallery

The Oakland Museum, Oakland CA

The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The State of Washington

University of California Art Museum, Berkeley

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven Conn.

ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS

2004 DeCarlo, Tessa, Star Maps, San Fernando Valley Style New York Times May 23, 2004
2003 Baker, Ken. Larry Sultan, Art News. June 2003
  Helfand, Glen. Gallery Walk San Francisco, Art on Paper, May 2003
  Levine, Karen, Larry Sultan at Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Tema Celeste, May 2003
2002 Bellel, Zeva, Home Movies Dutch July 2002
  Cooper, Bernard. Adult Pictures, Los Angeles Magazine, March 2002
  Guerrin,Michel. Larry Sultan, collectionneur de memoire Le Monde July 17, 2002
  Wolinski, Natacha. Larry Sultan: L’Amerique en eaux Troubles , Beau Arts Magazine July 2002
2001 Johnson, Ken. Larry Sultan “The ValleyNew York Times October 5 2001
  Portfolio “Days of Their LivesBritish GQ June 2001
2000 Aletti, Vince. Show of Shows, The Village Voice July 25 2000
  Sultan, Larry, The Parallel Universe The New York Times Magazine November 12, 2000
1999 Love Thy Neighbors, ARENA (Portfolio) September 1999
  Portfolio Hommes Vogue International Spring 1999
  Portfolio Spin, September 1999
1998 Preview, The American Lawn, Artforum, May 1998
  Graves, Donna . Site - People in Real Life Suburbia, Sculpture April Vol 17
  What’s Left After things Fall Apart Portfolio Blind Spot # 10
  Recent Projects - People in Real life Public Art Review
1997 Brunson, Jamie People in Real Life. Art Issues, November/December 1997
1996 Goldberg, Vicki The Sanpshot, History’s Modest Helper, New York Times June 16
1995 The Sailor who Fell from Grace Portfolio Blind Spot # 5 Summer 1995
  Howell, George, “Larry Sultan: Pictures From Home” Art Papers May & June
  Mader, D.H., “Family Values” Perspektief Holland Spring 1995
  Ostrom,Mary Anne , Controversy over Public Art, San Jose Mercury News 11/11/95
  Sweeny,Camille, Portriat of the American Child, New York Times Magazine 10/8/95
  Art and Design, London, England Photography in the Visual Arts A and D 9/95
1994 Walters, Guy, “Theories of Relativity” The London Times Magazine May 21
  Kelly, Jeff, "Review" Artforum December
  Gefter Philip, “Word for Word / Life Stories: Of Death, Danger, Hope and Love” The New York Times August 7
  Clifton, Leigh Ann, “Marin Project ignites a Furor” Artweek, September 22
  Woodward, Richard “A Jewish Family:From Brooklyn to New York”, ARTnews 1/94
1993 Aletti, Vince, “Family Viewing”, Village Voice July 6
  Bonetti, David, “Public Crisis, Private Successes”, San Francisco Examiner, 3/24
  Hagen, Charles , “Art in Review - Larry Sultan”, The New York Times July 2
  Collins, Michael Pictures from Home Creative Camera London January 1993
  Moser, Charlotte, “Larry Sultan, Pictures from Home”, Artweek Vol 23, #1
  Porges, Maria “San Francisco Fax”, Art Issues March 1993
  Read, Micheal, “Family Values” ReView, Friends of Photography Winter 1993
  Vienne, Veronique, “Seen Through the Eyes of a Child”,
  Tanner, Marsha, “Poolside Manners” ARTnews, Vol 92 #8 October 1993
1992 Gardener, Paul, “The French Guy in Goggles”, ARTnews, March
  Heller, Karen, “Of Human Bonding”, Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine,
  “Family Album”, Los Angeles Times Magazine, September 20
  Tanner, Marcia, All in the Family San Francisco Chronicle Datebook 12/13/93
1991 McDermott, Alice, “Dark Domestic Visions”, New York Times October 13, 1991
  Plagens, Peter, “A House is not as Home“, Newsweek, Oct. 21
  Russler, John, “Something New Under the Met Sun”, New York Times, July 1
1990 Liu, Catherine. "Interview With Larry Sultan", Bomb Magazine, Spring 1990
  Gross, Terry “Interview" on Fresh Air PBS
1989 "The Worlds Greatest Photographs 1980-1990" Life Magazine
  Grundberg, Andy. "Further Developments in the California State of Mind," New York Times, July 23, 1989
  Muchnic, Suzanne. "Remarking Make-Believe in California." Los Angeles Times July 21
  Lufkin, Liz. "Exposed Realities" San Francisco Cronicle May 14, 1989
  Photography, The New Yorker July 17, 1989
1988 Brown, Betty Ann. "Joining Together in Strength." Artweek, 19:39 November 11
  Dubin, Zan. "Waking U.S. Up to a New Rising Sun." Los Angeles Times , October 16, 1988
1987 Sultan, Larry. "Reflections on a Home Movie" Aperture #103, 1985
  Richards, Paul. "Remembraces of Families Past," Washington Post May 25,
  Glowen, Ron, "Art and Advertising", Center of Contemporary Art Folio
1983 Fisher, Hal. Artforum , vol.22 no.1 September 1983
1982 Sobieszek, Robert. "Color as Form" Camera Arts, vol.2 no.5, September
1981 Au, Anita. "Interview with Larry Sultan", PhotoArt Magazine (Hong Kong)
1980

Livingston, Kathryn."Larry Sultan", American Photographer, vol.5, no.2 August, 1980

1979 Eliot, David. "Evidence", Chicago Sun Times, November 18, 1979
  " Evidence", Journal of Visual Anthropology ,Temple University, January 1979

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