Michael Spano
 
Education
Yale University, School of Art, Photography, MFA 78
Queens College, CUNY, NY, BA 76
 
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
Laurence Miller Gallery, Auto Portraits 06
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY Time Frames: City Pictures 02
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, IL Diptychs 00-01
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY Bunkerscapes 95
Jane Corkin Gallery, Canada, Torsos 93
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY News 92
Stephen Cohen Gallery, CA, Constructions 92
Jackson Fine Arts, GA, Two Suites 92
Halsted Gallery, MI, Constructions 91
Jane Corkin Gallery, Canada, Grids 91
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY Constructions 90
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH Sequential Photographs 90
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY Grids 89
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art TN Portraits 88
Edwynn Houk Gallery, IL Portraits 88
Laurence Miller Gallery, NY Portraits 88
Camera Work, CA Panoramas & Grids 88
Blue Sky, Portland, OR Panoramas & Grids 87
Robert Miller Gallery, NY Torsos 86
Zabriskie Paris, France Photograms 86
Clearance Kennedy Gallery, MA Grids 85
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA Panoramas 84
Ledel, New York, NY Panoramas 84
Light Work/Community Darkrooms, Syracuse, NY Panoramas 81
Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA Panoramas 81
Midtown Y Photography Gallery, NY Panoramas 81
 
Museum Group Exhibitions (selection)
MoMA, NY The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B Menschel 16
The Polaroid Project, Traveling Exhibition 17-19
Center For Creative Photography, Recent Acquisitions & From The Vault 16
MoMA, NY Cut’n Paste: From Architectural Assemblages to Collage City 13/14
Museum of Modern Art, NY Permanent Collection 11/12
Museum of Modern Art, NY Permanent Collection 08
Museum of Modern Art, NY Recent Acquisitions 07
Museum of Modern Art, NY Object and Aspect 06
Addison Gallery of American Art 75 Years of Collecting American Photography 06
Museum of Modern Art, NY Permanent Collection 04
L. A. County Museum of Art, Revisiting The Audrey And Sidney Irmas Collection of
Photographic Self-Portraits 04
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg Looking at Photographs: 125 Masterpieces from MoMA 03
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow Looking at Photographs:125 Masterpieces from MoMA 03
Museum of Modern Art, NY Life of the City 02
Yale University Art Gallery, Alumni Exhibition 01
The New-York Historical Society, Walk About 01
Museum of Modern Art, NY Seeing Double 00
Addison Gallery of American Art, MA Pictures From The Collection 00
Katonah Museum of Art, NY Hope Photographs 00 -02 Traveling
DeCordova Museum, MA Contemporary Art: Recent Acquisitions 00
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA From The Permanent Collection 00  
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA Romancing the Brain 99
Susquehanna Art Museum,  PA Contemporary Photography 99
Columbus Museum of Art, OH Shadows and Light: Man Ray & His Legacy 98
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA Out of Sight 98
Brooklyn Museum of Art, 5 Photographers Working in Brooklyn 98
Museum of Modern Art, NY Permanent Collection 97-98
Museum of Modern Art, NY Object and Abstraction 97
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL Moholy-Nagy and Present Co. 95
Fogg Art Museum, MA Chasing Shadows 95
The Museum of Fine Arts TX Tradition and the Unpredictable 94
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art American Century of Photography 94
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, PA The Alternative Eye 93
Katonah Museum of Art, NY The Portrait in America 93
Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway Photos from the Real World 93
Museum of Modern Art, NY Permanent Collection 92-94
Long Beach Museum of Art, CA Motion & Document 92
Museum of Modern Art, NY More Than One Photography 92
Museum of Modern Art, NY Mean Streets 91
Museum of Modern Art, NY Artists Choice: Chuck Close 91
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada Children In Photography 91 Traveling
Addison Gallery of American Art, MA Motion and Time 91
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA From The Nash Collection 90
Museum of Modern Art, NY Permanent Collection 86-90
Museum of Photographic Arts, CA Points of Convergence 89
Film in the Cities, MN Historic Process 89
The Second Israeli Photography Biennial, Ein Harod 88
National Portrait Gallery, DC Legacy of Light 88 Traveling
Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC Future of Photography 88
Chrysler Museum, VA A Collection Revisited 87-88
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VA Faces of the 80's 87
Museum of Modern Art, NY New Photography 85
International Center for Photography, NY Portrayals 87 Traveling
Addison Gallery, MA Contemporary Panoramic Photography 84
Museum of Modern Art, NY Big Pictures Contemporary Photographers 83
Tampa Museum, FL Photography in America 1910-1983
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany Lichtbildnisse 82
 
Museum Permanent Collections (selection)
Museum of Modern Art, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA    
Princeton Museum of Art, NJ
Baltimore Museum of Art, MY
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA
Chrysler Museum, VA
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, TN
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
Museum of Fine Arts, TX
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO
Center For Creative Photography, AZ
Museum of the City of New York, NY
Addison Gallery of American Art, MA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VA
DeCordova Museum, MA
Lehigh University, PA
University Of Massachusetts, MA
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Allen Memorial Art Museum, OH
Toledo Museum of Art, OH
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe, Germany

Fellowships
Sarah Lawrence College, Julie & Ruediger Flik Travel Grant 01
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship 85, 92, 00
Sarah Lawrence College, Marilyn Simpson Faculty Development Grant 00
Camera Works, Inc. 95, 97
Art Matters, Inc. 88
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 84
Creative Artists Public Service Fellowship, CAPS 82
 
Lectures (selection)
Yale University, School of Art, CT 86, 89, 91, 96, 10
Columbia University, NY 97, 09, 13, 14, 15, 16
Haverford College, PA 81, 08, 
Fordam University, New York 87, 08
Bard College, NY 80, 89, 02
Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, MA 84, 01
The Cooper Union, New York, NY 80, 88, 02
Museum of Contemporary Photography, IL 00
Columbia College, IL 00
International Center of Photography, NY 87, 96
Katonah Museum of Art, NY 93
University of Akron, OH 92, 04
Oberlin College, OH 92
The Municipal Arts Society, NY 92
Society for Photographic Education, PA 89
Society of Publication Designers, NY 89
Aperture, New York, NY 89
Museum of Modern Art, NY 88
International Design Conference, CO 88
El Museo Del Barrio, NY 87
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 85
SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY 85
Philadelphia College of Art, PA 84
Swarthmore College, PA 80
Yale University, School of Art, Summer CT 78
 
Monographs
powerHouse Books, Auto Portraits, Spano, 08
powerHouse Books pH Classics, Time Frames: City Pictures, Spano 03
powerHouse Books, Time Frames: City Pictures, Spano 02

Publications (selection)
The Polaroid Project 17
Museum of Modern Art, Life of the City, NY photographs from MoMA, Meister 07
Art On Paper Michael Spano: Where The Sidewalk Ends, Rexer 02
Photography in New York, Portrait of A Man, About the Cover, Dykstra 02
Bookforum Time Frame: City Pictures, by Michael Spano, Grundberg
Whitney Museum Visions from America Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art 1940-2001
MoMA, Modern Contemporary: Art at MoMA Since 1980 Varnedoe 00
Museum of Modern Art, Walker Evans & Company, Galassi 00 
Abrams, One Man's Eye, Siegel 00
McGraw-Hill, Seizing The Light: A History of Photography, Hirsch 99
Hallmark, American Century of Photography, Abrams 94, 99
Thames and Hudson, Our Future Self, Whittemore 98
Thames and Hudson, Hope Photographs, George & Marks 98
Oxford History of Art, The Photograph, Clarke, Oxford Univ. Press 97
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Catalogue of Art Photography 96
Artforum, Bunkerscapes, Kuspit 10/95
The United Nations, Silent Witnesses, Harper Collins 95
Los Angeles County Museum, The Camera i, Abrams 94
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Tradition and the Unpredictable 94
Art in America, Complex Vision 3/93
Lillehammer Art Museum, Photographs From the Real World 93
New York Post, Weekend, Bronx Post Modern 6/5/92   
Aperture, issue #91 #114 Self and Shadow, 90,
The Encompassing Eye  91, Food  96
Arts Magazine, Legal Fictions 11/91
Abrams, The Horse 91
Simon & Schuster, Flora Photographica 91, 20th Anniversary 93
Laurence Miller Gallery, Catalogues, Portraits, 87, Constructions 90
ArtNews, All That Jazz 2/90
Village Voice, Making Change: Michael Spano Keeps It New 12/90
Yale University, School of Art, The Human Presence, Catalogue Essay 89
Chrysler Museum, Photography Speaks 89
Flash Art, Michael Spano 88
Artforum, Nine Beatitudes on Eight Pages 3/87
ArtNews, Prints and Photography 2/88
New England, Sequence Photographs 11/85
Alfred A. Knopf, Legacy of Light 9/87
Museum of Modern Art, Members Calendar 9/85
American Arts, State of the Arts 7/84
New Art In America, Big Pictures at MoMA 9/83
York Times, Big Pictures 8/83
Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany Lichtbildnisse, 82
 
Teaching Positions
Sarah Lawrence College, Faculty 99 to present
Cooper Union, Adjunct Professor 92-99
School of Visual Art, Graduate Faculty 88-99
Yale University, School of Art, Visiting Photography Critic, Photography Seminar 96
Baruch College, CUNY Adjunct Professor 86-92
 
 
 
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