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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Barbara Kasten

Dates:  1936 -
Born:  US, IL, Chicago
Active:  US
Contemporary American photographer.

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1970 M.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1959 B.F.A., University of Arizona
2009 Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
2006-8 Distinguished Artist, Columbia College Chicago
2005 Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College Chicago
1998 Graduate International Faculty Development Grant, Columbia College, Chicago
1996 & 1995 Artist in Residence, EKLISIA, Gumusluk, Turkey
1995 USIA Arts America Cultural Specialist, [Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia]
1991 Pont Aven Artist-in-Residency, Pont Aven Musee, France
1991 Apple Photographic Grant
1982 John Simon Guggenheim Collection Program
1982 Polaroid Collection Program
1980 N.E.A. Services to the Field Grant, Videotape Documentary of Women Photographers
1977 National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship
1972 Fulbright Hays Fellowship
Solo Exhibitions
2010 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, California
2010 Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
2009 "Through a Glass Darkly”, Video Installation, SubCity, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
2007 Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
2006 Yancey Richardson Gallery. NY
2004 Tampa Gallery of Photography, Tampa, Florida
2004 Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, California
2002 Art Museum, University of Memphis, Tennessee
2001 Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
2000 Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
1999 John Weber Gallery, New York
1999 Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Yancy Richardson Gallery, Project Wall, New York
1997 Small Works Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
1996 Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
1996 Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1996 Gallery RAM, Los Angeles, CA
1996 Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA
1995 Contemporary Art Center of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
1993 Place Sazaby/Gallery RAM, Los Angeles, CA
1992 John Weber Gallery, NYC
1992 Tinglado Dos, Tarragona, Spain
1992 Place Sazaby, Los Angeles, CA
1992 d.p. Fond and Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA
1991 URBI et ORBI Galerie, Paris, France
1991 PARCO Exposure Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Photo Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
1990 Ehlers/Caudill Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 John Weber Gallery, New York
Group Exhibitions
2010 Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL
2010 “In a Paperweight”, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 “Let There Be Geo”, A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, IL
2010 “Starburst: The History of Color Photography in the 1970’s”, The Cincinnati Museum of Art, OH
2010 “Picturing the Studio”, School of the Art Institute Sullivan Galleries
2009 “Contemporary Abstractions”, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY
2009 “Twilight”, Harris Lieberman Gallery, NY
2009 “Constructivismes”, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2009 “The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography”, Aperture Gallery, New York
2009 “Polaroid: Exp 09.10.09”, Atlas Gallery, London, England
2008 Re-Considering Color,Postmodern Classical II, The City College, CUNY, New York
2006 Alinari National Museum of Photography, Polaroid Collection, Florence, Italy
2005 Polaroid Collection traveling exhibition
2004 “In the Center of Things: A Tribute to Harold Jones”, Center for Creative Photography”, Tucson, AZ
2003 “American Perspectives”, Photographs from Polaroid Collection, Boston, MA
2002 “Through the Looking Glass”, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, Il
2002 “Go On Being, Our Blue Star”, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Japan
2001 “Zeros and ones: Digital Photography”, College of St. Francis, River Forest, Il
2001 “Photograms from the 20th Century”, Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico
2001 “City 2000 - A project to document Chicago in the Year 2000”, Chicago Cultural Center
2000 "Architectural Constructs in Contempoary Photography", Julie Oakes Gallery, New York
2000 "Polaroid Collection", Tokyo Metro Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1999 "Contempoary Classicism", Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York
1999 "Marjorie & Leonard Vernon Collection", Santa Barbara Meseum, Santa Barbara, CA
1998 "Masterpieces of Photography from the Merrill Lynch Collection", James A. Michener Art Museum, Bucks County, PA
1998 "Photograph's Multiple Roles", Museum of Contempoary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago
1998 "4 P-platinum, pixilated, pinhole,polaroid" Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
1997 "Eye of the Beholder" Avon Collection, I. C. P. NY
1996 "The Painted Photograph" University of Wyoming, WY [Book]
1995 "Bit by Bit, Photographic Imaging", Hunter College, New York, NY
1995 "Targeting Images, Objects+Ideas", Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
1995 "Images de la Mere" Forum des Halles" Paris France [Book]
1995 "This is a Set-Up: Fab Photo/Fictions" Bowling Green State University, OH [catal.]
1994 "Experimental Vision: The Evolution of the Photograph," The Denver Art Museum Co
1994 "The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection: Tradition and the Unpredictable," The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1994 "Seurat Grows Up," Maine Coast Artist, Rockport, ME
1994 "Portrait of My Mother," French Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland & London, England
1994 "Defining Color," TZ Art & Co. New York, NY
1994 "Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age," Aperture
1994 Fashion Institute of Technology, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art
1994 "Stilled Pictures-Still Life," University of Rhode Island, Kingston
1993 "American Made: The New Still Life," Isetan Museum, Tokyo
1994 Royal College of Art, London, England
1992 "Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1980," Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
1991 "Women in Photography," Fine arts Museum, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, ME
1991 Early Modernism, Photographers Gallery, London, England
1991 "20th Anniversary Show" John Weber Gallery, NY
1990 Newport Arbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1990 "Constructed Spaces" Photographic Resource Center, Boston Architectural Center
1990 Focus on Photography: 1980-1990, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Helen Forsman Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
The Huntington, San Marino, California
International Center of Photography, New York, New York
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Museum of Modern Art, Lodz, Poland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Onassis Foundation USA, New York, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
The Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida 

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• Hoy, Anne H. 1987 Fabrications: Staged, Altered and Appropriated Photographs (New York: Abbeville) p.187 
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