Chris VERENE

Born 1969 in Galesburg, Illinois.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
  • The High Museum of Art, Atlanta
  • The Birmingham Museum of Art
    Cheekwood Museum,
  • Nashville Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta
  • The American Photography Institute, New York University
  • Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
  • The Margulies Collection, Miami
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Wadsworth Museum, Hartford, CT
  • The George Eastman Museum, Rochester NY

AWARDS

  • 2002
    • Pollock Krasner Award –full support.
    • Verene is the first artist to receive this.
    • Grant for photography art.
  • 1996
    • American Photography Institute, New York University.
    • The Atlanta Cultural Olympiad, Atlanta.

SOLO SHOW

  • 2019
    • “Chris Verene: Home Movies”, The College of Staten Island Art Gallery,
      The City University of New York.
    • “Chris Verene: Screening of Home Movies and Town hall Meeting”, The
      Midtown Theater, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2017
    • “Chirs Verene”, The Civic Art Center, Galesburg
  • 2016
    • “Picturing Family”, Green Gallery of Yale University
  • 2015
    • “The Show Me State”, Auxiliary Projects in Greenpont, Brooklyn, NY.
    • “The Cousin Candi Series”, Gallery of the College of Staten Island, NY.
    • “Chris Verene: Home Movies”, Postmasters Gallery, New York.
  • 2014
    • “Home Movies”, Postmasters Gallery, New York
    • “Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present”,
      Leila Heller Gallery, New York.
  • 2012
    • “Town Hall Meeting”, Postmasters Gallery, New York.
    • “Galesburg Family”, Galleri Image, Denmark.
    • “Galesburg Family”, The Figge Musseum, Iowa.
    • “Galesburg: Prairie Jews” The Jewish Community Center, Manhattan.
    • “Chris Verene – Family”, Berlin.
    • “Chris Verene – Family”, The Company, Los Angeles.
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon” The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
  • 2011
    • “Family”, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife.
    • “Family” Art Basel Miami.
    • “Chris Verene – Family,” The Figge Museum, Davenport, Iowa.
    • “Chris Verene,” Sioux City Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri.
    • “Prairie Jews,” (TBA) The Ninety-Second Street Institution, New York.
    • “Family,” Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas.
    • “Family,” San Francisco, TBA.
    • “Family,” Quality Pictures, Portland.
    • “Family,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta.
    • “Family,” Gescheidle, Chicago.
    • “Family,” -Cancelled- Deitch Projects, New York.
  • 2009
    • “Family,” DNJ Gallery, Los Angeles.
    • “Self-Esteem Salon,” Martos Gallery, New York.
  • 2008
    • “Self-Esteem,” Gescheidle, Chicago.
    • “Family,” ADA Gallery, Virginia.
  • 2007
    • “Galesburg, Yes,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta.
    • “Self-Esteem,” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta.
    • “Galesburg,” Gescheidle, Chicago.
    • “Self-Esteem,” Quality Pictures, Portland, Oregon.
    • “Galesburg,” ADA Gallery, Richmond.
  • 2006
    • “Galesburg,” Alona Kagan Gallery, New York.
    • “Prairie Jews,” from the “Jewish Identity Project” The Skirball Museum,
      Los Angeles.
  • 2005
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon, The Frisbee Series” Frisbee Art Show, Miami.
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon, The Refugee Series” Daniel Reich Gallery, NY.
    • “Galesburg: The New Chapters” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
    • “Chris Verene” Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Orphanage Series,”
      The Armory Art Show VIP.
    • Group, The Old Chelsea YMCA- with Frisbee Curatorial Group.
    • “Prairie Jews,” from the “Jewish Identity Project” The Jewish Museum, NY.
  • 2004
    • “The Big Umbrella: The New York Series” Aleksandra Mir and
      Chris Verene, New York, PSI/MoMA.
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon at Art Basel” The Frisbee Art Show, Miami.
    • “Chris Verene” Fotographie Am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin, Germany.
    • “Chris Verene: From Galesburg To Atlanta, 1986-2004”
      The Contemporary.
    • Art Center, Atlanta, GA (Retrospective Show).
  • 2003
    • “Galesburg” Photographs Do Not Bend, Dallas, TX.
  • 2002
    • “Galesburg” Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI.
    • “Galesburg” Ramapo College, NJ.
    • “Galesburg” Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
    • “The Self- Esteem Salon, The Baptism Series” Deitch Projects, New York, Collaboration with Christian Holstad.
    • “The Baptism Series” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta –colabor
      with Christian Holstad.
  • 2001
    • “Galesburg” Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta.
  • 2000
    • “Chris Verene,” Paul Morris Gallery.
    • “Chris Verene,” American Fine Arts Co. Colin DeLand Fine Art, NY.
    • “Chris Verene,” Pat Hearn Gallery, New York.
    • “Self-Esteem” Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta.
    • “Galesburg” Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta
    • “Camera Club” Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam
  • 1999
    • “Chris Verene” Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris
      “Selections from Galesburg” The Cheekwood Museum, Nashville
  • 1998
    • “Camera Club” Paul Morris Gallery, New York
    • “Galesburg” Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta
  • 1997
    • “Revealing Regionalism” Midtown Plaza Galleries One & Two, Atlanta
    • “Galesburg and Camera Club,” as part of “You Should Know Better,” curated by Samantha Tsao at Thread Waxing Space, New York City
  • 1996
    • “Galesburg Used to be an All-American City” Georgia State University.
  • 1995
    • “Portraits of Holly Hollywood” Sylvia’s Art of This Century, Atlanta.
  • 1994
    • “Proud to be from Galesburg” Atlanta Photography Gallery.
    • “Galesburg (Five or Maybe Six Years)” Ruth Leitman Gallery, Atlanta.
  • 1991
    • “Chris Verene & Friends” Emory University, Atlanta.

GROUP SHOWS

  • 2019
    • “Encounter”, Mom’s Gallery, NY
      “Ways of Seening: Fashion”, The Birmingham Museum of Art,
      Birmingham.
    • “Modern Families”, ArtsWestchester Gallery, NY
    • “Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall”, Wadsworth Atheneum
      Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
    • “Inexterior”, Fundación Mapfre Guanarteme, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España.
    • “HOT DOG”, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon”, 601 Artspace, New York
  • 2017
    • “Picturing Family”, Green Gallery, Yale University School of Art,
      New Haven.
  • 2016
    • “Photographic Support”, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife
  • 2014
    • “HomeLand (In)Security: Vanishing Dreams”, Dorsky Gallery, New York
    • “Look At Me”, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
    • “Unbelievable Things”, Light Art & Design, Chapell Hill
  • 2013
    • “Everyday American”, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
    • Group Show, Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife
  • 2012
    • “Only You Only Me” Musee d’Art Contemporain, Belgium
  • 2011
    • “The Second Seating for the Last Supper”,
      Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife
    • “EXPOSED: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND THE CAMERA
      SINCE 1870,” The Walker Art Center.
  • 2010
    • EXPOSED: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND THE CAMERA
      SINCE 1870,” The Tate Modern, London.
    • “EXPOSED: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND THE CAMERA
      SINCE 1870,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
    • “The Art Of Caring,” Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
    • “The Art Of Caring,” The Art Museum of South Texas
    • “The Art Of Caring,” New Orleans Museum of Art
  • 2009
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon,” SoHo, New York
  • 2008
    • “Human Resources,” The Company, Los Angeles
    • “Love, Love, Love,” Martos Gallery, New York
  • 2007
    • “June Bride” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.
    • “Gallery Artists,” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York.
    • “Year 07,” Marcia Wood Gallery, London.
  • 2006
    • “The Seventh Side of the Die” Alona Kagan Gallery, New York
    • “The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography”
      The Contemporary JewishMuseum, San Francisco
    • “The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography” The Skirball
      Cultural Center, Los Angeles
    • “Shoot The Family” The Cranbrook Art Museum, Knoxville Museum
      of Art, Western Gallery of Western Washington University,
      traveling 2006-2009.
  • 2005
    • “The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography” The Jewish Museum, New York
    • “CRACKER” NurtureArt, & Naked Duck Gallery, New York
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Orphanage Series,”
      The Armory Art Show VIP
      Group, The Old Chelsea YMCA- with Frisbee Curatorial Group
  • 2004
    • “K-48 Klubhouse” Deitch Projects, New York
    • “The Beauty of Darkness” Reflex Modern Art, Amsterdam
    • “The Armory Art Show” John Connelly Presents, New York
    • “Cake Walk” Ambrosino Gallery, Miami
      “Portraits” Champion Gallery: Curated by Roe Ethridge
    • “Group Show” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
    • “Pool Party” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
    • “Portrait Photography” Curated by Roe Ethridge, Brooklyn Gallery TBA
  • 2003
    • “Gallery Artists” Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
    • Nathan Cummings Foundation Show, New York
    • “American Dream” Ronald Feldman Gallery
    • “The Furtive Gaze” (3 Artist show) Contemporary Museum
      of Photography
    • “K-48, The Bedroom Show” Galerie du Jour,
      Paris, France
  • 2002
    • “Visions From America: Photographs From the Whitney
      Museum of American Art” The Whitney Museum of Art, New York
    • “Family” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut
    • “Sexual Healing: Various forms of sexual photography” Reflex Modern
      Art Gallery, Amsterdam
  • 2001
    • “It’s a Wild Party and We’re Having a Great Time”
      Paul Morris Gallery, NY
    • “Photographs” Cherry Street Temporary Gallery, Galesburg, IL
    • “A Way With Words,” Whitney Museum of American Art
      at Phillip Morris, NY
    • “Uneasy” Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston
    • “The Penis Show” Eyedrum, Atlanta
    • “The Self Esteem Salon” Christie’s Auction House
      Chris Verene and Vereni The Great presented by David Armstrong” The Schoolhouse Center, Provincetown, RI
    • “Vereni The Great” Thread Waxing Space, New York
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon: The Whitney Museum of Art – A Corollary to
      Camera Club”, The Whitney Museum of Art, New York
    • “Vereni The Great” Pink Pony, New York
    • “Vereni, ¡Escapista!” Times Square, New York
    • “The Self-Esteem Salon” Gramercy International Art Fair, New York
  • 2000
    • “Do You Hear What We Hear?” Paul Morris Gallery, New York
    • “Because Sex Sells” Nikolai Fine Art, New York
    • “Tell It Like It Is” Gallery Rebecca Camhi, Athens, Greece
    • “The Whitney Biennial” The Whitney Museum of American Art,
      New York
    • “Fight Evil With Evil” with Delia R. Gonzalez and Gavin R. Russom, The
      Turkey’s Nest, Brooklyn, New York
    • “Home Shopping One with Gentle Heights” performance at The Fifth International Gallery, New York (for Christian Holstad)
  • 1999
    • “Vanitas” Agnes Scott College, Atlanta
    • “Full Exposure: Contemporary Photography” New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
    • “New Voices, New Visions” University of California San Diego, La Jolla
    • “In Your Face” curated by Dr. Robert Shimshak, New Langton Arts,
      San Francisco.
    • “Emerging Artists” San Diego University Art Museum, San Diego
    • “Bach on a Hook and M.I.M.E.” performance at Gavin Brown
      Enterprise, NY
  • 1998
    • “Backstage” curated by Helen Varola, Serge Sorokko Gallery, New York
    • “Connections and Contradictions: Modern and Contemporary Art from
      Atlanta Collections” Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta
    • “In the Heat of Summer” Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta
    • “Photos Emerging” presented by Liebman Magnan
      Gallery and CRIA, NY.
    • “Portraits” Paul Morris Gallery, New York.
    • “Peepshow” John Waters, Cheri Nevers, Ken Probst, Chris Verene,
      Vaknin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta.
    • “Self-Esteem Salon” Vaknin Schwartz & Boho Luxe, Atlanta
  • 1997
    • “Friends Indeed” Photography sale benefiting Photographers for Friends, Selected by Tom Cashin, New York.
    • “Contemporary American Landscape” Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta
    • “Tableaux: Ten Contemporary Photographers”
      Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta.
    • “Post-Construction” Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta.
    • “Sleep” James Cox Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
    • “Look Back & Get Down: A Celebration of Athens & Atlanta Music 1977-1997” Nexus. Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.
    • “Unique Portraits by Contemporary Southern Artists” ArtWalk at Lenox
      Square, Atlanta, GA.
    • “To See a World” (Eight Georgia Photographers) Georgia Museum
      of Art,Athens.
    • “1997 Atlanta Biennial” Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta
    • “Collectors Collecting” Lenox Square Gallery, Atlanta
    • “Nine Southeastern Photographers” Peachtree Lofts Gallery, Atlanta
  • 1996
    • “Olympic Experience, or What I Did in Summer 1996” Bathhouse Show,
      Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Atlanta
    • “Obsessions” Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta
    • “American Photography Institute” Tisch Gallery, New York
  • 1995
    • “National Association of People with AIDS” City Hall East Gallery,
      Atlanta
    • “Contemporary Southeastern Photography” Creadle School of Visual
      Arts, Winter Park, FL
    • “Summer Artists’ Work in Progress” Galesburg, IL
    • “November Show” Hastings Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1994
    • “Electric Blanket” (AIDS Projection Project), High Museum of Art,
      Atlanta
    • “Sex, Love, and Death” Nexus Art Center, Atlanta
  • 1992
    • “My Eye Your Body” Exhibit A Gallery, Atlanta
  • 1990
    • “Seed Factory Show” Atlanta.
    • Members’ Show, Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta.
    • Democratic Convention Show, Atlanta Photography Gallery,
      Atlanta Performances.