John Chiara was included in the group exhibition, "Gathering Clouds: Photographs from the Nineteenth Century and Today," at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, from July 26, 2020 - January 3, 2021. The exhibition explores how cloud photographs have influenced the development of photographic technology and aesthetic debates in the medium. Other artists include Carrie Mae Weems, Vik Muniz, Penelope Umbrico, and Trevor Paglen. For more information, please see the Eastman Museum website.
Ian Bourland's review of John Chiara's Fall 2018 solo exhibition, Pike Slip to Sugar Hill, can be viewed in Artforum's Critics' Picks section here.
Luc Sante's full essay and a portfolio of new work by John Chiara can be viewed on The New York Times Magazine website.
John Chiara lead a two-day photography workshop, Experimenting with Photography, at Aperture Foundation in New York City, September 8-9, 2018. Chiara, known for making large-scale photographs taken with hand constructed cameras, guided participants on making their own unique images using a variety of equipment and techniques. For more information, please visit the Aperture Foundation website.
To view the full feature and a portfolio of new work, please visit the Libération website.
Photographs by John Chiara will be on view in New Southern Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA, from October 6, 2018 – March 10, 2019. The exhibition brings together 25 contemporary artists that representing the diversity of photographic output occurring in the American South. Other featured artists include Maury Gortemiller, Nancy Newberry, Whitten Sabbatini and Ramell Ross. For more information, please visit the Odgen Museum website.
John Chiara’s first book, John Chiara: California, was launched by Aperture on November 20, 2017, with an artist talk and book signing. The monograph includes landscape and architectural photographs taken in the artist’s hometown of San Francisco and other locations along the Pacific Coast, with an essay by J. Paul Getty Museum curator Virginia Heckert. For more information, please visit the Aperture website.
John Chiara Lecture at Medium Festival of Photography
John Chiara spoke at Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego, CA, on October 28, 2017. Chiara gave an overview of his recent work and described the intensive process of creating his unique photographs.
John Chiara was the keynote speaker at the Filter Photo Festival at Columbia College in Chicago, IL on September 22, 2017. The Festival, an annual multiday celebration of contemporary photography, included workshops, lectures, exhibition receptions, and portfolio reviews. For more information, please visit the Filter Photo Festival website.
John Chiara at the Center for Photographic Art
John Chiara gave an artist talk on June 24, 2017, at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Chiara discussed his innovative photographic techniques using room-sized handmade cameras he designs and builds himself.
In culmination of the May 2017 cycle of The Budapest Art Factory International Artist and Curator Residency Program, John Chiara displayed new work alongside paintings by American artist Damian Stamer. On view from May 31 – June 6, 2017 at the BAF, the joint exhibition included large-scale diptychs made by Chiara in the Hungarian capital.