Brian Gross Fine Art
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meridel rubenstein
Ring of Fire, 2011–13

Pyroclastic Remains (After Mt. Merapi Grand Eruption, 2010-11), 2012–15

Mt. Bromo at Night Circle Reversed, 2011
Between Heaven and Earth, Mt. Bromo Volcano, E. Java, 2011

Mt. Toba Volcanic Ash, 74,000 yrs. old, found in Malaysia, May 2010

Mt. Bromo From Above Encircled, 2011

Mt. Batur, 2014

Volcanic Leaf Suspended, 2011

Re-emerging Grass, Mt. Bromo Volcano E. Java, 2011

Acid Crater Lake, Kawah Ijen Volcano, East Java, Indonesia, 2011

Suspended Leaf Diptych, 2010–15

Queen Tree with Silk, 2000–01

Angsana Leaf Green, Singapore, 2010

Adam and Eve in the S. Iraq Marshes, 2011-12

Adam and Eve in La Cienega, USA, 2009-11

Winter Seasonal, 2009-11

Fall Seasonal, 2010-11

Gaia Cloud, 2010-11

Ocean of the Atmosphere Clouds, 2011

Photosynthesis Study #1, Winter Cottonwood Filagree, 2010-11

Photosynthesis Leaf Singapore, 2010–11

Red Dinosaur Maple, Vermont, 2010

Photosynthesis Leaf #2, New Mexico, 2010-11

Albuquerque Leaf, New Mexico, 2011

Photosynthesis Leaf #1, New Mexico, 2010

Fall Palette Maple Vermont, 2011

Photosynthesis Study #2, Crabapple Iridescent, 2010-11

Pulau Ubin Half Leaf, 2010-11

Singapore Equilateral Leaf, 2010

Horizontal Singapore Leaf, Vermont Spotted Maple, 2010-11

Temple Tree, Vietnam, 2000-01

Village Tree, 1000 yrs. old, Vietnam, 2001

Post Oak, Oklahoma, 2001

Brocade (small), 2000-01

Millenial Forest (small), 2000-01

Coke Bottle That Survived the First Atomic Blast, 1993



Peggy Martinez (Lowriders), 1980-81



Bad Company (Lowriders), 1980-81



Born
1948
Detroit, Michigan
Education
1977
MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1974
MA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1972-73
Special Graduate Student in Photography, MIT, Cambridge, MA, student of Minor White
1965-70
BA, Sarah Lawrence College
Solo Exhibitions
2015
Meridel Rubenstein: The Volcano Cycle, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Eden Turned on its Side: Parts 1 and 2, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2014
Eden Turned on its Side: Selections from Eden Turned on its Side, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2012
Heaven Turned on its Side: Photosynthesis, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Heaven Turned on its Side: Photosynthesis, International Workshop on Photosynthesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Heaven Turned on its Side: Photosynthesis, Chan Hampe Gallery, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
Millennial Forest, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
2005
Belonging: From Los Alamos to Vietnam, Loco Ritoro Gallery, Boston, MA
Belonging: Selected Works, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
The Lowriders, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
2004-05
Belonging: From Los Alamos to Vietnam, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2001
Millennial Forest, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2000–01
Joan’s Arc / Vietnam: Part 2 & 3, LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Bunting Institute Gallery, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA
1998
LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
The Defining Eye, St. Louis Art Museum, traveling exhibition and book
1997
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
1996
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993-97
Critical Mass, collaborative photo, video, text installation, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM, with Ellen Zweig and Steina and Woody Vasulka. Traveling exhibit to MIT List Center; Southeast Museum of Photography, FL; University of Wyoming, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, among others
1995
Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
Troyer, Fitzpatrick, Lassman Gallery, Washington D.C.
1992
Selections from Critical Mass, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990
Labyrinths and Constellations, University of Texas, Arlington
1988
Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick gallery, Washington DC
Fuller-Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987
Labyrinths and Constellations, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
1986
Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX
1985
California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside
1983
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson
1982
New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, A/Un Ranch, an installation of slow scan images sent via telephone to the Paris Beinnale
The Lowriders, Consejo Mexicano de Fotographia, Mexico City, Mexico
1981
The Lowriders, Artists Space, New York, NY
The Lowriders, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1979
La Gente de la Luz, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
1977
La Gente de la Luz, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015
Altered Landscapes, Judith Bear Isroff Gallery, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
2014
All That Glitters is Not Gold: Platinum Photography from the Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Grounded, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
The Armory Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
El Agua es Vida: Acequias in Northern New Mexico, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque, NM
2013
Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, Honolulu Museum of Art
2012
Earth Messages: Perspectives from Environmental Artists, NTU Art & Heritage Museum, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Eden Again, a collaborative land art commission, for the International Symposium on Electronic Arts(ISEA), Albuquerque, New Mexico to make a Art/Ecology Wastewater Garden mirroring the proposed Art/Ecology Wastewater Garden to be built in the S. Iraq Marshes hopefully 2012-13
Conversations, Photography from The Bank of America Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museo del Novacento, Milan,Italy; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2011-2012
Les Musées Sont du Monde, Stage Contemporain, Musee de Louvre, Paris
2011
Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art, Selections from the New Mexico Museum of Art contemporary collection, New Mexico Museum or Art, Santa Fe, NM ; Archimedes’ Chamber, collaborative video/photo/sound installation with Ellen Zweig
Know The Rules – Then Break Them, Di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA
2008
PHOTOGRAPHY: New Mexico, University of New Mexico Fine Arts Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, book
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Giving Shelter, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, poster image
Big Picture, Provisions for the Arts of Social Change, Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC
2007
(REAL): Photographic Construct, Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado
Faith Placed: The Intersection of Spirituality and Location in Contemporary Photography, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
2005
The Art of Engagement, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Monochrome, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Heartfelt, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University
TerraFirma, Blue Sky Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
2004
Ditto, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
In Focus, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
2003
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
A Handful of Soldiers-S Site Los Alamos, New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs, traveling exhibit and catalogue
2002
Boats and Vessels, installation and lecture, Brattleboro Museum, VT
Visions of Passage. Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA , traveling exhibition and book
2001
Conceptual Color; In Albers’ Afterimage, San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Configurations- Peter Alexander, Meridel Rubenstein and Ted Orland, The Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
1998
The Defining Eye, St. Louis Art Museum, (traveling exhibition and book)
1997
Eye of the Beholder, International Center for Photography, New York, NY
A Natural Selection, curated by Dominique Nahas, Z Gallery, New York, NY
Art Scientia, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
1996
Art and the Law, traveling exhibition, West Publishing Co., Minneapolis, MN
Contemporary Art in New Mexico, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1995
Longing and Belonging, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Mapped Out: Reinventing the New Mexico Landscape, Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine
1994
Jonson Gallery Visiting Artists, Spring, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1992
Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
The Country Between Us: Contemporary American Landscape Photographs, Massachusetts College of Art, Cambridge
Between Home and Heaven, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
1991
Selections from the Permanent Collection: The Big Picture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Critical Reactions, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Identity Crisis: Portraits in the Eighties, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson
Nuclear Matters, Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
1990
Shelters and Structures, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989
Witness, Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nature and Culture: Conflict and Reconciliation in Recent Photography, The Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
1987
Myth/Ritual, Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Selected Grants and Fellowships
2012–15
Tier 1 Research Award, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2012–13
Tier 0 Research Award, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2010
Fellow, World Academy of Arts and Sciences
2007-08
Pollack Krasner Award, New York City, NY
2006
Residency, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh,Ireland
2003-04
Kahn Institute Fellowship, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
2002-5
3 Smith College Faculty Development Awards, book project
2002-3
Rockefeller Fellowship, Joiner (Vietnam Study) Center, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts
2001
Award, New Mexico Women in the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2000
Peter S. Reed Foundation, New York, New York
1999-2000
National Millennium Survey, National Endowment for the Arts, via The
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
1998-99
Fellow, Bunting Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
1998
Pollack Krasner Award, New York City, New York
1997
Artist in Residence-New Genres, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA
1994-95
SITE Santa Fe, artist installation commission, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1992
National Endowment for the Arts, Photographer’s Fellowship, also 1981
1991
Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship, Portland Art Museum/Film Center/American Film Institute
1990
New Forms Regional Initiative Grant, (National Endowment for the Arts /Rockefeller Foundation), Diverse Works, Houston
1988-89
National Endowment for the Arts Inter-Arts Grant (with Steina and Woody Vasulka, and Ellen Zweig)
1981-82
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
Selected Work Experience
2014–15
Adjunct Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Research Associate, Institute of Ecotechnics, Santa Fe, NM and U.K.
2006–
Visiting Associate Professor, School of Art, Design, and Media, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
2009
Visiting Artist, Santa Catalina High School, Monterey California
2006
Artist Residency, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
2000-05
Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
1997-2000
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1990-96
Professor of Art, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1985-90
Associate Professor, Head, Photo Area and Graduate program, Art Department, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1988-95
Trustee, Friends of Photography, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco,CA
Public and Corporate Collections
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
American Telephone and Telegraph
Avon Collection, New York, NY
Bank of America, Chicago
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Deloitte and Touche, San Francisco, CA
Denver Museum of Art
di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Fine Arts Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
The High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Honolulu Museum of Art
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences
The LaSalle Bank Photography Collection, Chicago, IL
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Albuquerque, NM
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Principal Financial Group
Rocky Mountain Energy Co, Denver, CO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
The University of Massachusetts, Boston
Valley National Bank of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Vesti Corporation, Boston, MA
The Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Bibliography
Meridel Rubenstein, Belonging: From Los Alamos to Vietnam, Photoworks and Installations, St. Ann’s Press: Los Angeles, with essays by Terry Tempest Williams, Rebecca Solnit, Lucy Lippard, Elaine Scarry, and James Crump, October 2004.
Shapeshifting:Transformations in Native American Art, ed. Karen Kramer Russell, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, p.35, 2012
Dr. Sri Kartini Leet, Reading Photography: A Sourcebook of Critical Texts 1921-2000, Lund Humphries, London,pp.273,274,277, 2011
Conversations – Photography from the Bank of America Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2011, pp. 50,51.
Les musées sont des mondes, J.M.G. Le Clézio, Gallimard et Musee du Louvre, Paris, 2011, p. 37
Rebecca Blythem “Return to Eden,” Elements Magazine, photo p.27, New Zealand, July 2011
PHOTOGRAPHY: New Mexico, Thomas Barrow, editor/curator, with essays by Kristin Barendsen and Stuart Ashman, Fresco Fine Art Publications, Albuquerque, New Mexico, pp. 231-37, August 2008.
Weekends with O’Keefe, C.S. Merrill, University of New Mexico Press, 2010, pp.41, 58, 77, 109-10, 197
Lost Homelands: Ruin and Reconstruction in the 20th Century Southwest, Audrey Goodman,The University of Arizona Press, 2010, Jacket photo: Tilano’s Garden 1993 pp. 7, 99, 100, 109-113
Misplaced Objects: Migrating Collections and Recollections in Europe and the Americas, Silvia Spitta, University of Texas Press, 2009 p. 129
FLUX-Reflections in Contemporary Glass, ed. Laura Addison, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008 pp. 17-19, with reproduction.
Carey Lovelace, Making it Together: Women’s Collaborative Art + Community, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, exhibition catalogue, reproduction. 2009
Sarah S. King, “On View”, photograph, vol. 4 no.5,, New York, NY, May/June 2007, pp.80-81.
Rebecca Solnit, Storming The Gates of Paradise, Landscapes for Politics, University of California Press, 2007, pp.167-6, 272.
LAND, ART: A Cultural Ecology Handbook, edited by Max Andrews, the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce), December 2006,pp.35-37.
100 artists of the Southwest, ed. Douglis Bullis, 2006, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen, Scotland
One of A Kind: Portraits from the La Salle Bank Collection, D.A.P., New York, 2007, p.15.
Susan Boulanger, “Meridel Rubenstein, Millennial Forest-, Narrative Photoworks,’, Art New England, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct/Nov 2005, p. 28, reproduction.
Barbara Riley, review of “Belonging: From Los Alamos to Vietnam,” Southwest Bookshelf, New Mexico Magazine, September 2005, p. 20.
Cate McQuaid, “Meridel Rubenstein: Millennial Forest,” Gallery Pick, Boston Globe, June 9, 2005, p. 22, reproductions.
Arden Reed, “Meridel Rubenstein at Lew Allen Contemporary,” Art in America, May 2005, p. 177, reproduction.
“An Alchemist’s Helper,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2005, p. B19, text and reproduction.
Kenneth Baker, “Galleries,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 2, 2005, reproduction.
Sulak Sivaraska, Trans Thai Buddhism and Envisioning Resistance, Bangkok: Suksit Siam, 2004, Cover.
Sandra Matthews, “Icons, Heroes and Stories of Survival,” in Masquerade: Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography, ed. Kate Newton and Christine Rolph London: FOTOGALLERY, pp. 126-33.
“Reconciliation” Inquiring Mind, Vol 21, np.1, Fall 2004, pp. 13-16, 21.
Phototextualities, eds. Alex Hughes and Andrea Noble, University of New Mexico Press, 2003, cover image, and including: Judith Davidov, “Narratives of Place: History and Memory and the Evidential Force of Photography in Work by Meridel Rubenstein and joan Myers,”, pp. 41-63, illustration, pp. 43-47 and Cover.
James Enyeart. Photographs, Writers and the American Scene-Visions of Passage, Santa Fe: Arena Editions 2002, reproduction p. 82, 324, 334.
Sarah S. King, “Meridel Rubenstein at LewAllen Contemporary,” Art in America, March 2002, p. 136.
Susanna Carlisle, “Meridel Rubenstein: Trees at Sea,” THE Magazine, Sept 2001, p. 54.
Francine Miller, “Customized,” ArtForum, March 2001, pp. 147-48.
Cate McQuaid, “Customized,” The Boston Globe, November 10, 200, pp. E1-12, reproduction.
Mokha Laget, “The Killing Fields,” The Santa Fe Reporter, December 27, 200, p. 25.
Customized, ed. Nora Donnelly, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 200, six color reproductions, bio, and essay.
Mark Van Proyen, “San Francisco E-Mail,” Art Issues, Los Angeles, pp. 38-39, review and reproduction, Nov/Dec 1999.
Arte Contemporary, vol 1, issue 1, Santa Fe, artist feature, two reproductions and statement, pp. 36-37, Fall 1999.
Susan Mulski, Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College/Cambridge, “Meridel Rubenstein: Jona’s Arc, Vietnam 998-99,” Art New England, Boston, MA, p. 39, Aug/Sept 1999.
Dennis Jarrett, “Hall of Reunification,” Santa Fe Reporter, Sept 16,1998.
Dottie, Indyke, “Poison into Nectar,” Pasatiempo Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, cover and pp. 32-33, review and reproductions, Sept. 11, 1998.
John Upton and Barbara London, “Mixed Media,” Photography, p. 186, reproduction and text, Adison Wesley 1998.
The Defining Eye, The St. Louis Museum of Modern Art, 1998, exhibition catalogue.
Alicia Miller, “Meridel Rubenstein at Brian Gross,” Artweek, San Francisco, CA, March 1997.
“Jan Adlmann and Barbara McIntyre, Contemporary Art in New Mexico, Craftsman House, Australia, 1996, pp. 174-75, 222.
Harmony Hammond, “Ups and Downs of Site Santa Fe,” Sculpture Magazine, March 1996, Washington D.C. vol 15, no. 3, pp. 26-29, reproduction on Cover.
Bruce Ferguson, Longing and Belonging from the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe.
Ferdinand Protzman, “A Fusion of Nuclear Reactions,” The Washington Post, October 21, 1995, p. H2, gallery review and reproduction.
Meridel Rubenstein and Ellen Zweig, “Critical Mass,” Conjunctions, Bard College, Spring Issue 1995, pp. 164-88, images and text.
Naomi Rosenbloom, A History of Women Photographers, Abbeville Press, 1994, pp. 225, 319, 345, 27, colorplate.
James Crump, “Subversion Encantada: El Tiempo, El Honor, Y El Tema en La Fotografia Contemporanea,” Luna Cornea, 1995, Numero 744.
Lucy Lippard, “Philosophical Fallout,” Z Magazine, vol. 7, no. 4, Boston, MA, pp. 52-54.
John Bloom, ed. Photography at Bay, University of New Mexico Press, 1993, interview and reproduction.
Meridel Rubenstein, “Georgia O’Keefe as a Role Model,” in From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O’Keefe as Icon, ed. Christopher Merrill and Ellen Bradbury, Addison-Wesley, 1992.
Tim Davis, “Beyond the Sacred and the Profane: Cultural Landscape Photography in America,” 1930-1990,” in Mapping American Culture, ed. Wayne Franklin and Michael Steiner, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, Iowa1992, Cover and pp.191-230.
Between Home and Heaven, exhibition catalogue, The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., published by UNM Press, March 1992.
The Photography of Invention – American Pictures of the 1980’s, eds. Joshua P. Smith and Merry A. Foresta, National Museum of American Art, MIT Press.
Reclaiming Paradise: American Women Photograph the Land, ed. Gretchen Garner, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, February 1987, pp. 38-39.
The Essential Landscape, ed., Steve Yates, University of New Mexico Press, 1985, pp. 23, 132-5.
Landscape as Photograph, ed., Estelle Jussim, Yale University Press, 1985, pp. 17, 18, 128-30.
Jonathan Green, American Photography – A Critical History, Harry Abrams, 1984, pp.149, 154, 211.
The Portrait Extended, ed., Charles Desmarais, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1980.
La Gente De La Luz, by Meridel Rubenstein, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe,1977.
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