Archive of Sasha Wolf Projects Artist Biographies
Born 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel, Elinor Carucci graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography, and moved to New York that same year. In a relatively short amount of time, her work has been included in an impressive amount of solo and group exhibitions worldwide, solo shows include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Conde Nast Gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, James Hyman and Gagosian Gallery, London among others and group show include The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others and her work appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Collector Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Details, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, ARTnews and many more publications. She was awarded the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Young Photographer in 2001, The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and NYFA in 2010. Carucci has published three monographs to date: Closer, with Chronicle Books in 2002; Diary of a Dancer, with SteidlMack in 2005; and her most recent monograph, MOTHER, published in 2013 through Prestel publishing. Carucci currently teaches at the graduate program of photography at School of Visual Arts.
Growing up in rural Maine, Charland spent much of his childhood helping his father renovate their family home. This work instilled in Charland an awareness of the potential use of materials and the ability to fabricate his visions. Charland earned a BFA in photography, with departmental honors, from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2004, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as a Trustees Fellow, in 2010, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. In 2016 Charland received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in photography.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, notably in solo shows at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2010), Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York (2011), and Gallery Kayafas, Boston (2013). He has been included in dozens of group shows including at ClampArt, New York (2012), Brancolini Grimaldi, London (2012), and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA (2012). During the summer of 2014, Charland’s work was part of a group show, curated by Katherine Ware, at the New Mexico Museum of Art; in the summer of 2015, Charland was included in a group show entitled “Take One: Contemporary Photographs,” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Also in 2015, Charland was a featured speaker at the f295 Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA. His work is represented in several major collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Progressive Collection, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and he is featured regularly in literary publications.
Charland has received both print and web press, including coverage in The New Yorker, Collector Daily, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Charland currently lives and works in Maine.
McNair Evans grew up in a small farming town in North Carolina and became interested in photography while studying cultural anthropology at Davidson College. He continued his education through one-on-one mentorships with highly acclaimed pioneers of new documentary practices, Mike Smith of Johnson City, TN, and Magnum Photographer Alec Soth. Soth went on to nominate Evans for the John Gutmann Foundation Photography Fellowship Award in 2013. McNair’s pictures draw parallels between the lives of individuals and universally shared experiences, and they are most recognized for a distinct and metaphoric use of light.
McNair’s photographs have appeared in numerous exhibition settings and editorial publications; they were featured in Harper’s Magazine and on the cover of William Faulkner’s novel Flags in the Dust. His first monograph, Confessions for a Son, was pre-released on September 20, 2014 at the New York Art Book Fair. Evans has since been featured in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Collector Daily, Photo District News, Slate, Vice, and The Financial Times. Work from his series Confessions for a Son has been acquired by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
In 2015, Evans was named one of PDN’s 30, which recognizes emerging photographers. Evans was recently named a 2016 Guggenheim fellow in photography for his ongoing series In Search of Great Men.
Doug Fogelson studied art and photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His photographic manipulations are included in notable public and private collections such as The J. Paul Getty Center, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Cleveland Clinic, Palm Springs Art Museum and Elmhurst Art Museum. His work has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and esteemed galleries and museums since 2004, including The Art Center, Illinois, Chicago Cultural Center, Walker Art Center, Chicago Urban Art Society, Linda Warren Projects, Kasher/Potamkin Gallery, The Arts Club of Chicago, Delta Institute and Museum Belvedere, Netherlands.
He has been recognized by publications including Art News, Photo District News, Art Forum, and AfterImage, and has had work included in Harpers, Orion and New York: A Photographer’s City (pub. Rizzoli, 2011). Additionally, Doug Fogelson founded Front Forty Press, an award-winning independent fine art publishing company, he has taught in the Photography Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and he is on the Board of Directors for Filter Photo Festival. He is an advocate for the fine arts and ecological sustainability, and he is currently based in Chicago.
Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received her BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College. He has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon; Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; ClampArt Gallery in New York; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach; and Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado among others.
Formerly +Kris Graves Projects Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, +KGP collaborates with artists to create
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Adam Katseff was born in North Andover, Massachusetts and currently lives in Palo Alto, California. He received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art before going on to receive his MFA from Stanford University. He has been the recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award as well as the Anita Squires Fowler Award, and his work has been shown around the country, including at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, Hearst Galleries, and the Michael and Noemi Neidorff Gallery at Trinity University. In May 2015, Katseff won the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award; as part of the win, his work was displayed at the Phoenix Art Museum for two months. In 2015 Katseff was also included in a major survey exhibition of photography, architecture and contemporary art dedicated to the Sierra Nevada region, mounted by the Nevada Museum of Art. The featured work was from his ‘Dark Landscape’ series and was acquired by the museum following the exhibition. Katseff’s work has received press from a number of notable publications, including The New Yorker and Collector Daily.
Katseff’s inaugural show with Sasha Wolf Gallery, In The Course of Time, was on view from October 2014-January 2015. Since then, Katseff has enjoyed a number of successful art fairs with the gallery, including AIPAD and a solo booth at Art on Paper in March 2015. His second solo exhibition, Rivers and Falls, was on view from April 8 to May 31, 2015.
Peter Kayafas is a photographer, publisher, curator and teacher who lives in New York City where he is the Director of the Eakins Press Foundation. His photographs have been widely exhibited, and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; The New York Public Library; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. He has taught photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn since 2000, and is a member of the Board of the Corporation of Yaddo. In addition to two other monographs (The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta and O Public Road! Photographs of America) his last book Totems, with an essay by Jed Perl, is available from the Purple Martin Press.
Kayafas has received extensive coverage, including The New Yorker, Collector Daily, and the Boston Globe. He has had three solo shows with Sasha Wolf Gallery.
Paul McDonough was born in Portsmouth, NH. After graduating from high school in 1958, he moved to Boston, where he graduated from the New England School of Art. In 1967, he moved to New York City, where he has lived for the past forty years. During that time he has worked as a free-lance photographer, paste-up mechanical artist and photography teacher at Pratt Institute, Yale University, Cooper Union, Marymount College, Parsons School of Design and Fordham University.
He has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His work is in a number of public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, the DeCordova Museum, the Dreyfus Corporation, the Lila Acheson Wallace Print Collection and the Joseph Seagram Collection. He has received extensive press coverage, including several write-ups in the New Yorker as well as reviews in the Wall Street Journal and Photo-Eye. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two children.
Meike Nixdorf, born 1976, is a German visual artist. She holds a B.Sc. in Psychology from Freie Universitaet Berlin and was educated in photography and video at the School of the International Center of Photography during her three year stay in New York, 2005-2008. Her work has been exhibited in the USA, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil and Guatemala and is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Bryn Mawr and the Southeast Museum of Photography. She has been showing her work at several international photofestivals like the Noorderlicht Photofestival and GuatePhoto. Meike has received several awards, amongst others she has been a Critical Mass and Fotovisura Grant finalist. Recently her work was featured by The New Yorker and WIRED.
Meike’s main interest lies in examining and raising questions about perception, the perspective and the interaction of both.
Gus Powell was born in New York City in 1974 and attended Oberlin College where he majored in comparative religion. In 2003 he was selected to be in PDNs 30 under 30 issue and also published his first monograph, The Company of Strangers (J&L Books). His work has been exhibited internationally, including a solo show at The Museum of The City of New York and group exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and FOAM, NL.
His photographs have been published in Aperture, Harpers, Vogue, M le mag – Le Monde, Wired, Fortune and W, and he has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine for a decade. He is a member of the street photographers’ collective In-Public and is faculty in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts, NY.
His work is included in the books Bystander: A World History of Street Photography and Street Photography Now. Powell’s second monograph, The Lonely Ones (J&L Books 2015), was inspired by the work of William Steig and is a return to his earlier practice of using image and text together.
Originally from New Orleans, Christopher Rodriguez earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University before going on to receive his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His work has been shown at the Newspace Center for Photography, Montclair Art Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, among others. Recently, his images have been featured in the Humble Arts Foundation, Wired and the Huffington Post, and he was named a finalist in What is a Portrait? curated by Ruben San-Miguel. His first published monograph, Sublime Cultivation, is held at the Newspace Center of Photography Library and is also offered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Rodriguez is attending the summer 2015 Wassaic Artist Residency and currently resides in Brooklyn.
Sasha Rudensky is a Russian-born artist whose work has been exhibited widely including Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland; Fries Museum in Leewarden, Netherlands; Macro Testaccio Museum in Rome, Italy; ArtScience Museum in Singapore, and Danziger Projects in New York. In 2010 Sasha’s work was included in “reGeneration 2: Photographers of Tomorrow Today”, an international survey of emerging photographers. Her work is held in a number of public collections including Musee de l’Elysee, Yale Art Gallery, and Center of Creative Photography in Tuscon amongst others.
Sasha received her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2008 and BA from Wesleyan University in 2001. She was the recipient of the Ward Cheney Memorial Award from Yale University, Mortimer-Hays Brandeis Traveling Fellowship, Leica/Jim Marshall Award, and Jessup Prize from Wesleyan University. In 2013 Sasha was awarded the Aaron Siskind Individual Fellowship grant. Her work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, Cicero Magazine, American Photo, PDN and others. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Wesleyan University, where she is the head of the photography program.
Bryan Schutmaat is an American photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published in the USA and overseas. He has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize, Center’s 2013 Galllerist’s Choice Awards, the 2013 Daylight Photo Awards, and the 2011 Carl Crow Memorial Fellowship, among many others. In 2014 Bryan was chosen to shoot the cover of TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year 2014 issue, as well as being selected for PDN’s 30 new photographers to watch; in 2013, Dazed Magazine named Bryan one of Paris Photo’s “breakout stars,” and he was chosen as a Flash Forward Emerging Photographer by the Magenta Foundation. During his inaugural show at Sasha Wolf Gallery in the fall of 2014, his work was acquired by two notable institutions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Hood Museum of Art, and he recieved press coverage from the New Yorker, Collector Daily, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
His first monograph, Grays the Mountain Sends, was published by the Silas Finch Foundation in 2013 to international critical acclaim. The Washington Post and numerous other publications cited it as one of the best photo-books of 2013, it won the photo-book category in the New York Photo Awards, it was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo First Book Award, and it was acquired by libraries at the MoMA, New York and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Grays the Mountain Sends is currently in its second edition. Bryan holds a BA in history from the University of Houston and an MFA in photography from Hartford Art School. His photos can be found in the permanent collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and numerous private collections. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Tema Stauffer is a photographer whose work examines the social, economic, and psychological landscape of American spaces. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions internationally. Stauffer graduated from Oberlin College in 1995 and received a Master’s Degree in Photography from The University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Concordia University in Montreal.
She was chosen as a finalist for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013, her work was included in the competition exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery from March 2013 through February 2014, and she was the recipient of the 2012 Women in Photography – LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant and a 2014 CCNY Work Space Residency for her documentary portrait series, Paterson, depicting residents of Paterson, New Jersey during the years following the economic crisis in 2008. She was awarded an AOL 25 for 25 Grant for innovation in the arts in 2010, she was a finalist for the McKnight Photography Fellowship in 2005, and was nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2008. She received CAAP grants for projects in 1999 and 2000 and contributed a series of photographs shot on ride-alongs with police officers to the CITY2000, an archive of photographs examining the city of Chicago in the year 2000. She has given artist lectures at School of Visual Arts and Concordia University, among many other colleges and universities throughout North America.
A large body of her work was exhibited through The Minnesota Center for Photography at The Katherine E. Nash Gallery and in a solo exhibition at The Rochester Art Center in 2004. Fifteen images from her series American Stills were selected by The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College in Chicago for the Midwest Photographers Project. She exhibited her series, The Ballad of Sad Young Men, along with work by Francesca Romeo at Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery in 2009. Her work also has been exhibited at the LiShui Photography Festival and the LiShui Museum of Photography, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Terra Museum of American Art, The Musee Departmental d’ Art Contemporain de Rouchechourt, The Hyde Park Art Center, The Detroit Contemporary, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, The 3rd Ward Brooklyn, Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Adrian College Gallery, Central Lakes College Gallery, The Joymore Gallery, The Butcher Shop Gallery, The Gallery 400, The Icebox Gallery, Heaven Gallery, David Allen Gallery, Jon Oulman Gallery, The Lyceum Theatre Gallery, Dean Jenson Gallery, Moti Hasson Gallery, Randall Scott Gallery, and Flanders Gallery.
Stauffer’s work has been in The New York Times, The Chicago Reader, The City Pages, The Rake Magazine, Lavender Magazine, The Village Voice, and W Magazine. She has contributed to online publications including Ausgang, Garth Risk Hallberg’s A Field Guide to the North American Family, Humble Arts Foundation’s Group Show, and FlakPhoto’s Making Pictures of People: Recent Perspectives on Photographic Portraiture and Looking at the Land: 21st Century American Views. Her work has been published in Nymphoto Books: Conversation Volume 1 and Fotofest 2010 Contemporary U.S. Photography with a curatorial essay by Aaron Schuman.
James Frank Tribble (b. 1983, South Carolina) and Tracey Mancenido-Tribble (b.1980, New York) are collaborative photo-based artists who live and work in Brooklyn, NY. They hold MFAs from SVA’s Art Practice Graduate Program. Frank received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts and Tracey from Polimoda in Florence, Italy and FIT in NY.
Tribble & Mancenido have been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including shows at The Studio Museum of Harlem, Centre Pompidou in association with The Shanghai Art Museum, Houston Center for Photography, Magenta’s Flash Forward Festival in Toronto and Boston, PIP International Photo Festival in Pingyao, China, Athens Photo Festival, GRID Photography Biennial in Amsterdam and Host Gallery in London. Frank and Tracey’s work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The British Journal of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek, Photo District News, Collector Daily, OjodePez and the Huffington Post as well as Cool Hunting, NPR, Foto8 and Daylight Magazine.
Andrew Borowiec has photographed America’s changing industrial and post-industrial landscape for over twenty-five years. His books include Along the Ohio (2000), Industrial Perspective: Photographs of the Gulf Coast (2005), and Cleveland: The Flats, the Mill, and the Hills (2008). He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and in 2006 was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize. Borowiec’s photographs have been exhibited around the world and are in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, among others. Borowiec was born in 1956 in New York City but moved to Paris with his parents when he was nine months old. He spent his childhood in France, Algeria, Tunisia, and Switzerland. He received an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University in 1982. Borowiec has taught photography at Parsons School of Design, the New School for Social Research, Germantown Academy, and Oberlin College. Since 1984, he has taught at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. In 2009 he was named a Distinguished Professor of Art.
David Nadel was born in Massachusetts, and holds a BFA from Purchase College in Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited at the Soho Photo Gallery, PIP Pingyap Int’l Photography Festival, and +Kris Graves Projects. His series Burns, as well as Burns II, have received press in The New Yorker, Collector Daily, and the Wall Street Journal. He currently lives and photographs in Montana.
Christine Osinski’s work has been included in recent exhibitions at The Portland Art Museum, Oregon; The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; The New York Public Library; The Museum of the City of New York; Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; Alice Austen House Museum and Blue Sky Gallery. In 2005 Osinski became a Guggenheim Fellow. Her work has also received support from The New York State Council on the Arts, The Graham Foundation, Connecticut Council on the Arts and Lightwork among other foundations. Most recently, Osinski received the inaugural Fine Art Still Photography grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. This is the first time that the foundation has awarded grants to photographers, and Osinski used the grant to complete a book featuring her Staten Island photographs.
Her photographs can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Portland Art Museum, Oregon; La Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, The Museum of the City of New York, The New York Public Library and in numerous other museums. Photographs and reviews of her work have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Photograph Magazine, Time Magazine, Art On Paper, New York Magazine, Art New England as well as in many books and periodicals. She has created two self-published monographs of her work, Sunburn and Big Shoulders, both published in 2015. Her most recent book, Summer Days Staten Island, will be released by Damiani and features an essay by Paul Moakley, Time Magazine’s deputy director of photography.
Christine Osinski received a BFA degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University. She currently teaches at The Cooper Union For The Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and lives in the New York Metropolitan Area.
Adam Schreiber was born in 1976 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, where he teaches at various universities, as well as in Chicago, where he is assistant professor in the Department of Art, Media, and Design and DePaul University. His work explores contingencies of photographic objectivity in relation to archives. Much of the artist’s inspiration is drawn from research conducted at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Museum, the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities, and the Pickle Research Center.
Recent exhibitions include Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive (2013), a collaborative curatorial project (with the artist collective, Lakes Were Rivers) at the Ransom Center for the Humanities; Flanagan-Tiravanija (2012) at the Pace Foundation; and Diminishing Return (2011) at Artpace San Antonio. He has also shown at Art Palace, Austin, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Box 13 Artspace in Houston. In 2010 he was selected for the ARTPACE international residency, in San Antonio.
Katherine Wolkoff’s photographs have been widely exhibited, including shows at Sasha Wolf Gallery, Danziger Projects, the New York Photo Festival and Women in Photography. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of Art, the Norton Museum of Art and the Yale University Library, and have been featured in The New Yorker, Time Lighbox, Collector Daily, Artforum, Aperture, Twice, and Frieze. She has been nominated for the Prix Pictet Prize, the Santa Fe Prize of Photography, a World Press Photo Award and was chosen by PDN as an emerging artist in 2004.
Born in 1976, Wolkoff graduated from Barnard College and received her MFA in photography from Yale School of Art. She lives in Brooklyn.
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