Bio

b. San Francisco, 1971

Education

2004

MFA, Photography, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1995

BFA, Photography, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Academic Posts

2015

Visiting Faculty, Photography Department, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco,CA

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Pike Slip to Sugar Hill, Yossi Milo Gallery, NY

2017

John Chiara: New Cityscapes, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

2016

West Side at Tioronda, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

In Camera: American Landscapes, NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France

2015

Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2014

de • tached, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

John Chiara: Los Angeles, Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Crestmont at Coral, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Conversation, June Schwartz and John Chiara (two-person exhibition), Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2011

Fort at Lime Point, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2010

Point Bonita, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008

Land’s End, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Land’s End: Starr King, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007

Club Sportiva, Sponsored by Gen Art and Johnny Walker, San Francisco, CA

2003

BUILD Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

New Southern Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2017

Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, Hungary

Low Fidelity: The Action of Light, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2016

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Boundless: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Transphotographiques 2016- These Americans, Le Tripostal, Lille, France

Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2015

Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014

A Sense of Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

Initial Public Offering, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

California Dreaming, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

2013

Staking Claim: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

TWISTED SISTERS: Reimaging Urban Portraiture, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, CH

Caspar: FORT BRAGG, LCCM, Fort Bragg, CA

The Road, Luis De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

UNIQUE, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Cardinal (SW), Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2012

Suspended Disbelief, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Imagining Memory, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

In Conversation, June Schwartz and John Chiara, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2011

HERE, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

Science of Sight: Alternative Photography, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Views, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

Bending the Light, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA

Donde El Tempo Se Encuentra, Ana Valasco Gallery. A Coru a. Galicia. Spain

California Continued: New Approaches to West Coast Photography, Smith Anderson North, Marin, CA

2010

There is a Way in Which, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Edges of Light, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

Summer Group Show, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

You and Me Living Today / Vol. 2 / The Land, Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD

Alchemy, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

Front and Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA

2009

John Chiara : Sean McFarland, Swimming Pool Gallery, Chicago, IL

An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, Part One. SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Live & Direct, Ping Pong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Printing a Photograph as an Etching, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

2008

Summer Group Show, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Innovation in Tradition, San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA

Winter Group Show, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

2007

Urban Landscapes, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

Visual Alchemy, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

2006

Awesome: The Contemporary Sublime, Playspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Landscapes: John Chiara and Tom Marioni, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

2005

The Photograph in Question, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY

Lands End - New Work by John Chiara and Liz Walsh, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA

2004

Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2003

All College Honors Exhibition, North/South Gallery, Oakland, CA

2002

Pin Up Show, Playspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000

Z Program - Infinite, Pamela Z Performance / Collaboration, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, CA

1995

Fifth Utah Photographic Biennial, Nora Eccles Museum of Fine Art, Logan, UT

Grants & Awards

2017

Budapest Art Factory, Artist in Residence, Budapest, Hungary

2010

Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Marin, CA

Gallery Four, Artist in Residence, Baltimore, MD

2006

Crown Point Press, Artist in Residence, San Francisco, CA

Spark Education Honorarium, KQED, San Francisco, CA

Collections

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Pilara Foundation, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Selected Bibliography

2018

Knoblauch, Loring. “John Chiara, Pike Slip to Sugar Hill @Yossi Milo.” Collector Daily 12 September 2018

Casper, Jim. “New York Photos: Pike Slip to Sugar Hill.” Lensculture 6 September 2018

Sante, Luc. “John Chiara’s Uncanny City.” The New York Times Magazine 12 July 2018

Delson, Susan. “In Denver, Landscapes Soaked, Digitized and Irradiated.” The Wall Street Journal 8 June 2018

2017

Tedford, Mike. “Nothing Outdated About John Chiara’s Traditional Techniques.” KQED Arts 15 November 2017

McPhate, Mike. “California Today: An Analog View of California.” The New York Times 27 October 2017

French, Agatha. ”Photographing California with a camera as big as a truck.” Los Angeles Times 26 October 2017

Chiara, John. California, Aperture and Pier 24 Photography, October 2017. [book]

2016

Asokan, Ratik. “John Chiara: West Side at Tioronda, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.” Photograph Magazine 17 May 2016

Knoblauch, Loring. “John Chiara, West Side at Tioronda @Yossi Milo.” Collector Daily 13 May 2016

Kurcfeld, Michael. “Photographer Spotlight: John Chiara.” Los Angeles Review of Books 12 May 2016

Aletti, Vince. “John Chiara.” The New Yorker 9 May 2016

Leland, John. “Big Town, Big Camera.” The New York Times 17 April 2016

Rong, Jiang. “Where Shall Photography Go Next—Reflections on the 36th AIPAD.” Chinese Photography April 2016

Grow, Krystal. “The Best Investments at AIPAD 2016.” American Photo 15 April 2016

“John Chiara Goes East.” Photo District News 14 April 2016

Laster, Paul. “10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before April 15.” New York Observer 11 April 2016

Seymour, Tom. “In Camera: John Chiara’s American Landscapes.” British Journal of Photography 6 April 2016

2015

Harren, Natilee. “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography,” Artforum. September 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

Keats, Jonathon. “Darkroom, Redux? Chemistry Bests Megapixels at the Getty’s New Photography Show,” Forbes 14 April 2015

2013

“Staking Claim: A California Invitational,” Museum of Photographic Arts: San Diego, CA, 2013

Zellen, Jody. “Uncanny Images, John Chiara in Santa Monica,” Afterimage, 2013

“A Sense of Place,” Pier 24 Publication: San Francisco, CA, 2013

“San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932–2012,” Heyday Books: San Francisco, CA, 2013

Baker, Kenneth. “A Look Back at the Year in Bay Area Art,” San Francisco Chronicle, 30 December 2013

Wood, Sura. “Looking back at the art world, 2013,” The Bay Area Reporter, 26 December 2013

Hodgson, Simon. “The Development of John Chiara,” California College of the Arts, 6 December 2013

Portfolio Review and Interview, November issue of PEN MAGAZINE, Tokyo, Japan, 2013

de Bont, Jan. “Collectors: The Filmmakers,” Aperture, Fall 2013

Wood, Sura. “Pier 24 Revisited,” The Bay Area Reporter, 15 August 2013

Chiara, John. “Longer Ways to Go,” Harper’s, July 2013

Westerbeck, Colin. “Top Finds at Paris Photo Los Angeles,” Art in America, 7 May 2012

Scholz, Zachary Royer, “Crestmont at Coral,” Art Practical, 3 May 2013

“Haines Gallery announces its first solo exhibition with newly represented artist, John Chiara,” artdaily, 15 April 2013

Walker, David. “DIY Camera: John Chiara’s Giant Camera Obscura,” Photo District News, 6 February 2013

Alleti, Vince. “John Chiara,” The New Yorker, 2 January 2013

2012

“Paris Photo vu par David Lynch,” Steidl: Gottingen, Germany, 2012

“Fort at Lime Point,” Von Lintel Gallery: New York, NY, 2012

2011

“HERE,” Pier 24 Photography: San Francisco, CA, 2011

“Interview with Artist Portfolio,” PHOTO WORLD, Xinhua News Agency: Beijing, China, 2011

Jones, Brent Foster. “Aliens v. Venetians,” Art Practical, December 2011

Winant, Carmen. “John Chiara at Von Lintel Gallery,” Daily Serving, November 2011

Roalf, Peggy. “John Chiara at Von Lintel Gallery,” Design Arts Daily, November 2011

Baker, R.C. “Artists Reveal the Tunes They Work To,” Village Voice, 20 July 2011

Whiting, Sam. “John Chiara’s Camera Obscura Captures Big Picture,” San Francisco Chronicle, 16 June 2011

2010

“An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, Part One. San Francisco Plays Itself,” SF Camerawork: San Francisco, CA, 2010

Bamberger, Alan. “Eleanor Harwood: John Chiara,” ArtBusiness.com, November 2010

Johnson, Martin L. “Chewing the Scenery,” Baltimore City Paper, 25 August 2010

Dawson, Jessica. “Portrait of an Artist as an Old Landscape,” The Washington Post, 13 August 2010

Scholz, Zachary Royer. “Alchemy,” Art Practical, March 2010

Vobis, Annelies. “Alchemy, Goup Exhibition,” Art Business, March 2010

Scholz, Zachary Royer. “Front + Center: Weather Streams,” Art Practical, January 2010

2009

Pearson, Laura. “John Chiara : Sean McFarland,” TimeOut Magazine, November 2009

Houston, Johnny Ray. “The Photo Issue: John Chiara,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, 5 August 2009

Ishola, Olubunmi. “John Chiara,” SCI Q Magazine, January 2009

2008

Bennett, Kim. “Imperfect Beauty, A Conversation with John Chiara,” ARTICLE, 2008

Helfland, Glen. “John Chiara,” Art Forum Magazine, November 2008

Bennett, Kim. “John Chiara at Eleanor Harwood Gallery,” Art Week Magazine, November 2008

Ryan, Christine. “Watch This Space,” 7X7 Magazine, November 2008

Bamberger, Alan. “Eleanor Harwood: John Chiara,” ArtBusiness.com, September 2008

Wolff, Rachel. “John Chiara is His Own Camera,” New York Magazine, 26 February 2008

Aletti, Vince. “Goings On About Town, John Chiara,” The New Yorker, 25 February 2008

Roaff, Peggy. “John Chiara - Lands End,” Design Arts Daily Telegraph, 23 January 2008

Hicks, Erin. “Camera Obscura,” BlackBook Magazine, 21 February 2008

Daily Candy, “New York. See John Chiara,” 21 February 2008

Baker, R.C. “Best in Show: Big Shots,” The Village Voice, 12 February 2008

2007

“John Chiara Land’s End,” Blind Spot Issue 34: Brooklyn, NY, 2007

Alper, Mindy. “Works on Paper Originally in B&W,” ZYZZYVA, Issue 79: San Francisco, CA, 2007

“Artist Portfolio,” Eleven Eleven: San Francisco, CA, May 2007

Spicer, Jakki K. “On the Wall,” East Bay Express, 21 March 2007

Harmanci, Reyhan. “Special pairings, 'Visual Alchemy',” San Francisco Chronicle, February 2007

2006

Twomey, Chris. “The Photograph In Question at Von Lintel Gallery,” M: The New York Art World, September 2006