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b. Jackson, MS, 1953

  • Education

      • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
      • Banff Centre School of Fine Art, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Solo Exhibitions

    • 2017

      • Spuren, Station kasseler fotoforum, Kassel, Germany
    • 2015

      • Paper Wait, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Light Sensitive, Columbus College of Art and Design, OH
    • 2014

      • Alison Rossiter: Revive, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
    • 2013

      • Expiry, Les Recontres d’Arles Photographie, Arles, France
    • 2012

      • Lost and Found, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    • 2010

      • Reduction, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
      • Latent, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • 2009

      • Lament, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Canada
    • 2008

      • Abstractions, Art45, Montreal, Canada
    • 2004

      • Light Horses, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    • 2003

      • Dark Horse, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1999

      • HOLE, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1997

      • Principia, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1994

      • My Nature, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • 1990

      • Horse Portraits, Art 45, Montreal, Canada
    • 1987

      • Persuasive Objects, Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal, Canada
    • 1986

      • Willard Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1985

      • Beauty Aids, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 1984

      • Narrative Objects, Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Group Exhibitions

    • 2018

      • Challenging Terrain: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
      • The Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, Tate Modern, London, UK
    • 2017

      • Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present, LACMA Study Center for Photographs and Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA
      • Sun on Paper, Dresden Technical Collections, Dresden, Germany
    • 2016

      • Abstract/Object, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
      • The Surface of Things, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, TX
      • About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY
      • Retro-spective: Analogue Photography in a Digital World, MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
      • Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
      • Chronologues, Museum London, Ontario, Canada
      • Sun on Paper, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
      • This is a Photograph, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
      • Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
    • 2015

      • Tales from a Dark Room, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
      • The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
      • Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • Process and Abstraction, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
    • 2014

      • Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
      • Tales from a Dark Room, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
      • CHEM 101: The Science of Photography, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
      • Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography from 1851 to Today, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • Punctum, Reflections on Photography, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
      • Phantoms in the Dirt, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
      • What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
    • 2013

      • Shared Vision. The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla.Collection of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum. Princeton, NJ
      • Manipulated, Gallery See, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
      • With a Trace: Photographs of Absence, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
      • Department of Light Recordings, Section IV – Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
    • 2012

      • Surface Tension, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
      • Materiality, HackelBury Fine Art, London
      • Photography and Ruin, New York Public Library, New York, NY
    • 2010

      • A to B, MKG127, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • 2009

      • Ron Moppett, Fred Herzog, Alison Rossiter, TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • 2008

      • The Calibration of Chance, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, Canada
      • Bureau de Change, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada
      • The Death of Photography, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    • 2005

      • Several Artists Consider Books, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
      • Bibliotheca, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    • 2004

      • Light Bound, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
      • Book Keepers, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
    • 2001

      • White, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    • 2000

      • Stacks, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
      • Infinite Possibilities, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY
      • Recent Acquisitions, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    • 1999

      • Artificial Nature, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
      • Summer Reading: Photographer’s Fascination with Books, Yancey Richardson, New York, NY
      • Landmarks, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
      • Bodies of Work: Series and Obsessions, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
      • Phenomena, The Friends of Photography, San Francisco, CA
    • 1997

      • Depth of Field, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
    • 1996

      • All You See, Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, NY
    • 1995

      • Representatives, Centre for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
      • Longing and Belonging, From the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
    • 1992

      • Banff Souvenir, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • 1991

      • Messages Sent/Received, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • 1986

      • Rossiter, McEachern, Fairfield, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
    • 1984

      • Canadian Contemporary Photography, National Film Board, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • 1983

      • Common Objects-Different Modes, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 1982

      • New Canadian Photography, Canadian Centre of Photography and Film, Toronto, Canada
  • Grants & Awards

    • 1996

      • Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
    • 1983

      • Photography B Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • 1981

      • Photography Short Term Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Selected Collections

      • Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
      • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      • Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
      • Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
      • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
      • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
      • Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
      • George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
      • Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
      • International Center for Photography, New York, NY
      • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
      • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
      • Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
      • Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
      • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
      • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
      • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
      • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
      • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
      • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
      • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
      • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
      • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
      • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • Selected Bibliography

    • 2017

      • Rossiter, Alison. Expired Paper, Radius and Yossi Milo: September 2017 [book]
      • Jukić, Nina. “Works with Expired Photographic Paper.” Reset the Apparatus! May 2017
    • 2016

      • Chickey, David, Ed. One One Radius Books. November 2016
      • Rossiter, Alison. “The Darkroom.” Art in America October 2016
      • Crow, Kelly. “SFMOMA Stakes Out Photography.” Wall Street Journal 28 April 2016
      • Latimer, Bronwen. “Artistry and chemistry: A new way to look at the old practices of photography.” Washington Post. 28 March 2016.
      • Harvard Review 48 (2015): 63-67.
      • "Alison Rossiter: Reduction." Guide to Unique Photography 48 (2016): 82-93.
    • 2015

      • Harren, Natilee. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.” Artforum. September 2015
      • Newman, Cheryl. “Secret traces: how expired photo paper caught the imagination of the art world.” 27 August 2015
      • Vellam, Nadia. “Vintage Photographs, Reinterpreted.” T Magazine 28 May 2015
      • Phillips, Christopher. “Experiments in Analog Photography.” The New Yorker 12 May 2015
      • Ollman, Leah. “’Light, Paper, Process’ an inventive subversion of photography,” Los Angeles Times 1 May 2015
      • Adamek, Pauline. “’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography’ at the Getty – Los Angeles photo exhibition review.” Arts Beat LA 30 April 2015
      • Schoener, Allon. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography at The Getty.” Cultural Weekly 30 April 2015
      • Wallis, Brian. “’Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.’” ArtForum 2015
      • Riefe, Jordan. “Lights! Camera! Bodily Fluids! Photographers bend the rules.” The Guardian 17 April 2015
      • Schwendener, Martha. “Alison Rossiter: ‘Paper Wait.’” The New York Times 17 April 2015
      • Keats, Jonathon. “Darkroom, Redux? Chemistry Bests Megapixels at the Getty’s New Photography Show.” Forbes 14 April 2015
      • Schwendener, Martha. “Alison Rossiter: ‘Paper Wait.’” The New York Times 9 April 2015
      • Larkin, Daniel. “A Black-and-White Gallery Tour of Chelsea.” Hyperallergic 2 April 2015
      • Nazarevskaia, Kristina. “In her new show Alison Rossiter focuses on geometry.” galleryIntell 2 April 2015
      • Comstock, Lindsay. “The 10 Best New Photography Exhibits of Spring 2015.” American Photo 30 March 2015
      • Knoblauch, Loring. “Alison Rossiter, Paper Wait @ Yossi Milo.” Collector Daily 31 March 2015
      • “Alison Rossiter [review].” The New Yorker 24 March 2015
      • Gauss, Daniel. “Paper Wait by Alison Rossiter at Yossi Milo Gallery.” ArteFuse 5 March 2015
    • 2014

      • Rocco, Vanessa. “What Is a Photograph?” caa.reviews 19 November 2014
      • Nunes, Andrew. “No Cameras Necessary: 8 Camera-Less Photographers You Need to Know.” The Creators Project 30 June 2014
      • Robertson, Rebecca. “A Developing Love Affair with Film.” ARTnews February 2014
      • Rexer. Lyle. “A New Exhibition Asks, What Is a Photograph Anyway?” Time LightBox. 1.30.14
      • Johnson, Ken. “Digital, Analog and Waterlogged: ‘What is a Photograph?’ Opens at the I.C.P.” New York Times 30 January 2014
    • 2013

      • “Expiry: Alison Rossiter,” The Photographer’s Gallery, 25 July 2013
      • “Discovery Award, 2013: Alison Rossiter.” Le Journal de la Photographie 7 July 2013
    • 2012

      • “Adaptive Reuse: Artists Alison Rossiter and Stuart Rome Open Their Studio to Toujours.” Toujours Magazine April 2012
      • Schwendener, Martha. “Closing Generation Gaps.” The New York Times 29 March 2012
    • 2011

      • Enright, Robert. “The Darkroom Alchemy of Alison Rossiter [Interview].” Border Crossings. Issue No. 119, 2011.
      • Fry, Naomi. “Original Model T’s – Alison Rossiter.” The New York Times Style Magazine. 8 August 2011.
      • Tousley, Nancy. “Darkroom Legacy: Alison Rossiter brings heirloom papers to the new world of photography.” Canadian Art. Spring 2011.
    • 2010

      • Wise, Lloyd. “Alison Rossiter [review].” Artforum. December 2010.
      • “Alison Rossiter [review].” The New Yorker. 18 October 2010.
      • Witkovsky, Matthew. “Another History.” Artforum. March 2010.
    • 2009

      • “Findings Section.” Harper’s Magazine. December 2009.
      • Clintberg, Mark. “Recording the Passage of Time.” BlackFlash. Spring/Summer 2009.
      • Dault, Gary Michael. “What one artist just felt like doing one day.” Globe and Mail. 9 May 2009.
      • Milroy, Sarah. “Memories, beyond Kodak moment.” Globe and Mail. 19 May 2009.
    • 2008

      • Bryant, Eric. “The Indecisive Image.” Artnews. March 2008.