C.V.

 

Ellen Brooks

Born Los Angeles, California
Resides New York, New York

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of California at Los Angeles, B.F.A., M.F.A.

Selected One Person Exhibitions

2013
Photographs and Tableaux Reliefs from the Early 80’s, Roth Gallery, New
York, NY
2006
Ellen Brooks: Vintage Photographs From the 70s, Roth Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Lusiotti, Los Angeles, CA
1997
University of Nevada Art Gallery at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
1996
Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
1993/4
Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Lake Worth, FL
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art: Work from 1986-1992, traveling exhibition
Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA
Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Vikky Alexander/Ellen Brooks, Ansel Adams Center, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
1991
Polaroid Project: Ellen Brooks/Vikky Alexander, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Urbie et Orbie, Paris, France
Ehlers/Caudhill Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989
Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
1988
Ellen Brooks: 1979-1987, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, PA
1987
Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
1986
Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1985
Window Installation, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1983
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1982
Galerie T’Venster, Rotterdam, Holland
1981
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
1978
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1977
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
University of Nevada Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
The Photographic Object 1970, Hauser&Wirth, New York, NY
Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY
2013
A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
2011
Cherry and Martin Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA
Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
2009
Incheon Women’s Artist Biennale, Tuning Exhibitions, Incheon, Korea
2006
Witness Protection,  University of California at San Bernadino, San Bernadino, California
2005
Shelter From The Storm, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
Heavenly or A Slice of White, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
2002
What’s New in Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Arrested Development, College of New Rochelle, Westchester, NY
Doors: Image and Metaphor in Contemporary Art, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Global Priority: Artist Network Via Mail, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY
2000
Process/Reprocess, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY
The Snapshot, Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
1998
Goldman Sachs Collection, James Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
Tourism, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY
1997
Adolescents, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Avon Collection, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
1996
Prospect 96, Frankfurter Kunstveren, Germany
Lush, Christine Rose Gallery, New York, NY
Making Pictures: Women and Photography, 1975-Now, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Adolescent Heads, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Bit by Bit: Postphotographic Imaging, The Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY
It’s Only Rock & Roll, The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, OH
min-i-mund-us, White Columns, New York, NY
Abstract Photographs, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
1994
Content and Discontent in Today’s Photography, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, CA
New Photography, Museum of Modern Art Collection, New York, NY
The Gallery at Takashimaya, New York, NY
1993
Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph 1960 – 1980, Laguna Art Museum, CA
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, VA (traveling show)
1992
Ellen Brooks/Geoffrey James/Michael Smith, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Blum-Heliman Gallery, WarehouseSpace, New York, NY
Photography Reproduction Production: The Work in the Age of Mechanical Representation, Bennington College, VT
Between Home and Heaven, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Departures Photography 1923- 1990, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (traveling show)
SPECS, Annina Nosei, GalIery, New York, NY
1991
Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
De Persona, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Landscape, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY
1990
The Indomitable Spirit, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
About Nature: A Romantic Impulse, Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, NY
1989
Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
L’lnvention d’un Art, Pompidu Centre, Paris, France
The Photography of Invention, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Chaos, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Nature and Culture, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
Schmidt/Markow Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Hamilton College, Hamilton, NY
Constructed Realities, Kunstverein Munchen, Munchen, West Germany
Through A Glass Darkly, University of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mediated Knot, Robin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ehlers/Caudhill Gallery, Chicago, IL
Landscope, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY
1988
AIDS Show curated by Group Material, DIA Foundation, New York, NY
Milford Gallery, New York, NY
Certain Shots, McNeil Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL
Photography and Art, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
A Visible Order, Otis Parsons Exhibition Center, Los Angeles, CA
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Photography and Art:.1946-1986, Las Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Portraiture in Contemporary Photography, October for the Arts, ELAC, Lyon, France
Photography, Annina Nosei Gallery, NY
The Spiral of Artificiality, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Who’s Who in Photography, Hoffman-Borman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Portrayal, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Cash Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
This Is Not A Photograph: Twenty Years of Large Scale Photography 1966-1986, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
1986
A Visible Order, Lieberman and Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Ellen Brooks/Stephen Frailey/Richard Prince, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY
Signs of the Real, White Columns, New York, NY
The Real Big Picture, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Altered States, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Photographic Fictions, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, CT
Imagie, Musee dArt Contemporain de Montreal, Canada
In Plato’s Cave, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Thought Objects, Cash Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
The Family in Contemporary Art, Washington Projects for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Alumni Show, University of California at Los Angeles, CA
1984
The Anxious Interior, Laguna Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
Yajima Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Pushing the Boundaries: Photography in California 1945-1980, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, San Francisco, CA
1983
L’lmage Fabriques, Centres Pompidou, Paris, France
Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Self as Subject, University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, NM
1982
Photographers Invite Photographers, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
Image Scavengers, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Staged Photo Events, Rotterdamse Kunststichting. (traveling to NEUE Gallerie and Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn)
Beyond Photography: The Fabricated Image, Delhaunty Gallery, New York, NY
California Photography, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Color Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
1981
Color Photography: New Images, University of California at San Diego, CA
Contemporary Photography, Jeffrey Fuller Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Love is Blind, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
New Voices Two: 6 Photographers: Concept/Theater/Fiction, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
Life as Story, Northlight Gallery, University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ
1980
Interiors, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
1979
Fabricated to be Photographed, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Four Bay Area Artists, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Attitudes: Photography in the 1970s, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Susan 1-lilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI
Four Installations, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1978
Photographs from the Collection of Samuel Wagstaff Jr., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
A Peek into the Private Life of Rose Selevay, Helene Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Optica Gallery, Montreal, Canada
1976
Contemporary American Photographers, Frederick S. Wright Art Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, CA
Conceptual Photographers, La Mamelle Art Center, San Francisco, CA
1975
Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
1974
Light and Substance, Art Galleries, University of California at San Diego, CA
New Photographs in San Francisco and the Bay Area, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
1973
Images: Dimensional, Movable, Transferable, Akron Art Institute, OH
Light and Substance, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Light and Lens, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1972
The Cup Show, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Two Woman Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1971
Art for Public Places, Henry Gallery, University of Seattle, WA
Phelan Award Show, San Francisco, CA
1970
California Photographers, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
Photography into Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NY
Group Show, University of Florida at Gainesville, FL

Selected Bibliography [incomplete]

2014
Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times, July 18.
Richard B. Woodward, Collector Daily, July 11.
Musee Magazine Online, July 3.
The New Yorker, July.
2002
Wolf, Sylvia. Visions from American Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art 1940-2001. Whitney Museum [book]
Wolf Sylvia. Michal Rovner: The Space Between. Whitney Museum [book]
Zimmer, William. New York Times, May 5.
2000
Blind Spot, Issue 15.
Cotter, Holland. New York Times, March 10.
Aletti, Vince. The Village Voice, March.
The New Yorker, March 19.
Schmerlen, Sarah. Time Out New York, April 6.
Frank, Peter. LA Weekly, May 5.
1996
Aletti, Vince. The Village Voice, June 25.
Saltz, Jerry. “Ellen Brooks”, Time Out New York, July 3-10, Issue No. 41.
1993
Rubin David. Ellen Brooks, Nature as Artifice. Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. [catalog]
Ottman, Klaus. Ellen Brooks. Middletown Connecticut, Ezra & Cecile Zikha Gallery, Wesleyan University. [catalog]
Hagen, Charles. “A Show of Five Artists Who Use the Look of Photo Reproduction”, The New York Times, May 18.
Muchnic, Suzanne. “Reaping the Rewards of ‘Avarice’ ”, Los Angeles Times, July 8.
Vogel, Carol. “The Art Market”, The New York Times, September 1.
Hagen, Charles. “Scoping Out New Photography at the Modern”, The New York Times, November 15.
1991
Jones, Ronald. “de Persona at the Oakland Museum”, Photo Metro, June p. 25.
Bonetti, David. “de Persona’: Go Figure It”, San Francisco Examiner, June 7, p.C7.
Barrie, Lita. “Body Parts – de Persona at the Oakland Museum”, Artweek, July 4, p.15-17.
Kahn, Alice. “A One Time Bimbo Becomes a Muse: Barbie’s Odd Odyssey from Toyland to Artville”, The New York Times, September 29.
Squires, Carol. Artforum, November.
Tonkonow, Leslie. Interview, Journal of Contemporary Art, Fall/Winter.
1990
McCracken, David. “Five Alternatives for Expophobe”, Chicago Tribune, May 11.
Foerstner, Abigail. “Enderlein Exhibit views Fraility; Brooks’ Art Uses Illusion”, Chicago Tribune, May 11.
Sayag, Alain. “De Ia photographie comme un des beaux arts”. In L’lnvention d’un Art. Centre National de Ia Photographie, Paris, France. [catalog]
Brenson, Michael. “Straitened Landscapes Of a Post Modern Era”, The New York Times, January 13.
Haus, Mary Ellen. “Beyond Nature, Ellen Brooks”, TemaCeleste, Jan/Feb.
Grundberg, Andy. “Mapping the Traces Man Leaves on the Land”, The New York Times, March 5.
Arts Magazine, Spring.
Heartney, Eleanor. “Ellen Brooks at Annina Nosel”, ArtNews, Spring “Photography”, The New Yorker, March 13.
McCoy, Pat. “Ellen Brooks”, Artscribe, September/October.
C Magazine, full-page reproduction, Portfolio Section, Winter 1989.
1987
Rubin, David S. “Ellen Brooks: Photographs and Configurations.” In Ellen Brooks: 1979-1987, Albright College, PA, 1988. [catalog]
Art News, February.
Argence, Guy. “Octobre des Arts, Lyon”, Opus International #107, Mars-Avril.
New York Times, July 5.
Mccoy, Pat. Artscribe, September.
Jones, Ronald. “Ellen Brooks”, New York: Annina Nosei Gallery. [catalog]
Schwendenwien, Jude. “Ellen Brooks, Richard Prince, Stephen Frailey, Oliver Wason”, FlashArt, Summer.
Heiferman, Marvin and Joseph Jacobs. This is Not a Photograph: Twenty Years of Large Scale Photography 1966-1986. Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL. [catalog]
Steinbach, Charles and Squiers, Carol. “Portrayals”, International Center of Photography. [catalog]
Art Rite, July.
Village Voice, July 7.
Grundberg, Andy. “Critic’s Choices: photography”, The New York Times, Aug 9.
Knight, Christopher. “A Cultural Self-portrait, Warts and All”, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, August 7.
Gerome, Elyane. “Coups de coeur”, Le Progres, 15 Octobre.
Bost, Bernadette. “Portraits dAmerique”, Le Monde R.A., 10 Octobre.
Peillod, Claire. “Portraits Photographiques”, Lyon Poche, 21 Octobre.
Touraine, Lillane. “Octobre des Arts a Lyon”, Intervention, Quebec, Octobre.
Sozanski, Edward. “On Galleries”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 29, p. 5-C.
New York Times, November 13.
Durand, Regis. “Portraits Americains Ou Le Sujet En Crise”, Art Press No. 120, Decembre.
Ottman, Klaus. “Photomannerisms”, FlashArt, November/December pp. 70-72.
Village Voice, December 1.
Goldberg Vicki “Take Two Media, Mix well”, New York Times Book Review, December 6.
1984
Katzman, Louise. Pushing the Boundries: Photography in California 1945-1980. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [catalog]
The Anxious Interior. Laguna Museum of Art, La Jolla, California. [catalog]
Godeau, Abigail Solomon. “In Plato’s Cave”.
Photography in California 1945–1980. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [catalogue]
Simon, Cheryl. “Images Fabriquees”, Vanguard, Canada, March.
1983
Asaki Camera, “Feature on Selected Photographers”, Japan and New York.
Naef, Weston. “New Trends”, volume of The Gallery of World Photography.
Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. [catalog]
“Family Feuds”, Modern Photography.
Glueck, Grace. “Artists Who Scavenge from the Media”, The New York Times, January 9.
Village Voice, January 11.
Grundberg, Andy. “In the Arts: Critics’ Choices”, The New York Times, Feb. 20.
Chicago Sun Times, March.
Artner, Alan G. “Doctored Images as an Emerging Photographic Trend Are Pulled into Focus”, Chicago Tribune, March 18.
Alderson, John. “Photographers Often Impose Their Will on Images”, Chicago Sun-Times, March 27.
Grundberg, Andy. “Photography:Biennial Show”, New York Times, Apr. 1 p.C23.
Smith, Roberta. “The Whitney Biennial- Taking Con Sensus”, The Village Voice, April 26.
Handy, Ellen. Arts Reviews, Arts Magazine, April, p.37.
“Camera at Work,” Life Magazine, May.
Bellevance, Leslie. “Photographers Invite Photographers”, New Art Examiner, May, p. 18.
Cohen, Ronny H. “Image Scavengers: Photography, an Exhibition”, The Print Collector’s Newsletter, May/June.
Grundberg, Andy. “Exploring the Improbable”, The New York Times, July 11.
Grundberg, Andy. “Post-Modernists in the Mainstream”, The New York Times, November 20, p.H-27.
1982
Picture Magazine, Tableaux Issue
Johnson,Deborah. “California Photography”, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI. [supplement]
Coke, Van Deren. “Fabricated to be Photographed”, San Francisco Museum of Art, California. [catalog]
New York Times, July 11.
1981
“Exposure”, Women’s Issue.
Thomas, Lew and Peter dAgostino. “Still Photography: The Problematic Model”, N.F.S. Press. [catalog]
“New Voices Two: 6 Photographers: ConceptTTheater/Fiction”, Bulletin, Oberlin College. [catalog]
Artweek, March 7.
The Soho Weekly News, April 15.
1979
Witkin, Lee and London, Barbara. “The Photograph Collector’s Guide’, Morgan & Morgan. [book]
Los Angeles Times, January 8.
Madans, Christina J. “Four Uses of Space”, Artweek, January 20.
“Cupid Meets Mr. Peanut”, Art News, DCXCIII March.
Los Angeles Times, September 16.
San Francisco Chronicle, November 25.
Art Week, November 10.
Art Week, December 8
1978
Photographs from the Collection of Samuel Wagstaff Jr: Light Impressions. [book]
Who’s Who in American Art. Marquis Publication, Chicago, Illinois. [book]
1977
Mangelos, M. Basicevic. Foto; San Francisco. Zagreb, Yugoslavia: Centar za Fotografiju, Film I Televisiju.
Fischer, Hal, Artweek, November 12.
1976
Intersection, Photographic Images, Resources, Processes. San Jose State University. [catalog]
LeVeque, Ann. Gallery As Studio. The Gallery of The Claremont Colleges, Claremont,California. [catalog]
Catalogue of the U.C.L.A. Collection of Contemporary Photographs. University of California Press. [catalog]
1975
Sculpture, Materials and Methods. Holt, Rinehart, Winston, New York [book]
Time -Life Yearbook. Time-Life Inc., New York. [book]
1974
Photography 1974. Holt, Rinehart, Winston, New York [book]
Barrow, Thomas F. Light and Substance. Albuquerque: University Art Museum, University of New Mexico. 1974. [catalog]
1973
Images: Dimensional, Movable, Transferable. Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio. [catalog] 1971 Arts in Virginia XI, Spring.
Bunnell, Peter C. Photography Into Sculpture. California Photographers 1970, University of California at Davis. Print, Spring. [catalog]
Arts Canada, Summer.
Continuum. Downey Museum of Art. [catalog]
1970
California Photographers, Davis: University of California [catalog]

Teaching Experience [including guest residencies]

1984-2003
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York City, NY
1999-2001
School of Visual Arts, New York 1999 Guest artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1997
Visiting artist, University of Vancouver, Victoria, B C, Canada
Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1995
Visiting artist, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1985
School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY
1983
University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, NM
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
1982-1973
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1978
Neighborhood Arts, San Francisco, CA
1977
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Selected Awards

2001
McDowell Residency granted, Fellow in summer 2002
1998
McDowell Residency
1995
Fellowship peer panel, National Endowment for the Arts
1991
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship
1979
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship
1972
Phelan Award, Oakland, CA
Alumni Award, University of California at Los Angeles, CA

Selected Collections [public]

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Capitol Group Corporation (commissioned project), Los Angeles, CA
Deutche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum of Modem Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Musee d’Art Contemporain of Montreal, Ontario, Canada
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
Getty Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
University of California at Los Angeles, CA
Southeast Banking Corporation, Coral Gables, FL
Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Standard Oil
Merrill Lynch
Goldman Sachs Corporation
Progressive Corporation, Ohio
Arthur Andersen Corporation
Allan Goldring, New York City, NY
Fred Alger Corporation
Pitney Bowes Corporation, CT
Estate of Robert Maplethorpe
U.S. Trust
Museo d’ Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
City of Paris
Willis Corroon Corporation
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Continental Insurance Company, New York City, NY
Polaroid Corporation, Cambrigdge, MA